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October 19th, 2019

Working for God: The Story of R. G. LeTourneau and the University He Founded

A fresh telling of the story of R. G. LeTourneau, the engineering genius who designed and built the giant earth-moving machines that helped win WW II and built the highway infrastructure of America--and founded an engineering school that today is the premier Christian polytechnic university...

May 28th, 2019

5 Ways to Leave a Legacy Through Mentoring

Mentoring in retirement sounds like a wonderful idea. “Invest in the next generation. Share your life experience. Feel a renewed sense of purpose.” But in reality, far too often mentoring feels awkward for both mentor and mentee. To the mentee, it can often feel like a mono-directional...

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November 2nd, 2018

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

If you found Gary Chapman's book on the five love languages helpful, you'll enjoy his new book with Paul White that takes their expertise to work. Just like people resonate with particular expressions of love in the family, employees and co-workers have certain ways they like to be...

April 8th, 2016

How Do You Handle Emotions at Work?

How do you juggle workplace emotions? Dark and stormy seasons blow your way. Spectacular new opportunities emerge. Grief and loss descend. Financial crises loom. Office politics and busyness press on your soul. What about romantic tensions, rivalry, and bouts of bitterness? Must leaders...

April 6th, 2016

Loving Monday - Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul

John Beckett graduated from M.I.T. in 1960 and worked in the aerospace industry for three years before joining his father in a small family-owned manufacturing business. When his father died suddenly in 1965, John was thrust into the daunting task of running the family business. A few...

October 22nd, 2015

Put Fear In Its Place - Lessons From a Former Airline Executive

Scott Dickson is the former CEO and president of Vanguard airlines, a position he took in early 2001 with full understanding that it was a turnaround situation. The airline was in trouble, and it was his job to reverse a bad situation. Then 9/11 changed everything. In his book, Never...

October 19th, 2015

Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed)

Jeff Van Duzer grew up thinking business was the source of much damage and evil in the world, the work of greedy capitalists polluting the environment. Thirty years later he was dean of a business school. In the course of that remarkable transformation, Van Duzer discovered many business...

August 28th, 2015

The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith and Calling from the Life of Joseph

Albert M. Erisman, Hendrickson Publishers, 2015 Mention the biblical patriarch Joseph and most people will think of his dreams, his multi-colored coat, and his band of jealous brothers who tried to kill him. Yet Joseph was an astute businessman and prudent leader in who saved the...

April 11th, 2015

Kingdom Calling

In Kingdom Calling, Amy Sherman provides a glimpse of the fulfillment of Proverbs 11:10: “When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices.” According to Sherman, the righteous are the citizens of a city who see everything they have as a gift from God to be stewarded for His purposes...

March 23rd, 2015

Joy at Work: A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job

Imagine a company where people love coming to work and are highly productive on a daily basis. Dennis Bakke is co-founder and CEO of AES, an energy company with 40,000 employees in 31 countries and revenues of $8.6 billion. Bakke led a quest at AES to “create the most 'fun' workplace ever,...