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Making Evaluation

Have you ever been made to feel worthless by another person? Perhaps a boss, a competitor, a parent, or a spouse told you that you had nothing to offer. Or perhaps you’ve been publicly humiliated. I…

Powerful and Intimate

“Because he loves me, “says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” PSALM 91:14 If God were merely omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipote…

Think before you speak.

Use the “P” word carefully. Count the cost of keeping a promise before you make it—not after. Clear communication on your ability to back up what you say will set the proper expectation for thos…

How Generosity Moves

Think of it this way: generosity is like a substance that is meant to fill the empty spaces created by the needs in the world. This “substance” comes from a source, flows along a channel of some k…

Character is a choice

Head—choose a guiding principle Heart—choose to stand behind it no matter what Hand—choose action consistently

Making Evaluation

A large bank in Northern California started a program to train unemployed people as bank tellers. These individuals were hired and trained with full pay and benefits and were treated as regular employ…

Acts of God

I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. The LORD does whatever pleases him. PSALM 135:5-6 When a hailstorm riddles your car with dents and dings, the insurance adjustor …

Making Evaluation

There’s no such thing as business ethics—there’s only ethics. People try to use one set of ethics for their professional life, another for their spiritual life, and still another at home with th…

TAKING ACTION

Whose shoes have you walked in lately? What was that person’s story? What did you learn? 2. Who has walked in yours? Why? 3. Let’s get really practical. Going the second mile is about surpassing t…

DRIVING THOUGHT

The Power of One means that I don’t pursue my own pleasure as my primary goal, and that I don’t steal pleasure that doesn’t belong to me.

People Mindset

A new strategy is rarely human resources neutral. It’s going to offer advantages to, and put stresses on, the employees. What will be the impact of your strategy on your people? Or flip it: What wil…

Honest to God

When I said, “My foot is slipping, “your love, O LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. PSALM 94:18-19 Bad decisions or circumstance…

Listening to Gods Music

Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! PSALM 65:4 How does God bless us in our daily routine? In this love song to the Lord, David outlines several provisions that should …

Ears to Hear

If my people would but listen to me, if Israel would follow my ways, how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes! PSALM 81:13-14 We don’t have to learn how to he…

Making Evaluation

One of the wonderful things about the Golden Rule is that it makes the intangible tangible. You don’t need to know the law. You don’t need to explore nuances of philosophy. You simply imagine your…

The Lord, Our Refuge

It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. PSALM 118:8 Has a colleague ever let you down? Disappointed you? Hurt you? Betrayed you? Stabbed you in the back? Slandered you? We’…

What Do You Dread?

There they were, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. PSALM 53:5 There are days when our work overwhelms us. The boss, with that unmistakable look in her eyes, pulls up a chair an…

Leading Strategy

Kodak once dominated the photographic film industry—by the 1970s, capturing 90 percent of the market! Yet in the 1990s, the company began to falter badly. Despite having invented the core technology…

(Close to) Heaven in the Real World

I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. ECCLESIASTES 3:12 Solomon could be considered the ultimate realist. The “tell-it-like-it-is” guy. …

Promotion with Caution

Not many of you should presume to he teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. JAMES 3:1 The mature believer aspires to achieve his or her leadership goal…

Our Community, Our Roots

There I was, sobbing like a little boy on a plane from Fayetteville to Chicago. It was a rough flight but I didn’t notice it at the moment. I was on my way to Nashville, via Chicago, and as is the c…