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Monthly Archives: November 1995

MAKING EVALUATION

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When shopping, it’s often not the price of an item that’s a concern—it’s the perceived value of the item vs. the price that people focus on more. Don’t believe me? Think about this: When you’re shopping for groceries, you probably look for the best bargains on items your family eats […]

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1. What you don’t know can’t hurt you

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A client of yours is looking to buy some of your product. The product’s currently on sale, but the client doesn’t know this. Is it ethical to complete the order at the original price and make more money for your company, or should you tell the client about the sale […]

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Broaden Your Horizon

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Stepping Stone Four directs us to cultivate a broad portfolio of “developed and discovered” competencies. In my hometown, there’s a one-lane bridge called the Tilly Willy Bridge. On either side of the bridge (which is really more like a half-lane bridge) is the rushing water of a filled-to-the-brim ditch. Jerk […]

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Changing Lanes or a Brand-New Highway

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“I hope I didn’t interrupt your nap,” Dev Bannerjee joshed when Dave Bradshaw answered his call. “Ha-ha. That one’s always funny,” Dave said. “I’ll have you know, in the last twenty-four hours I attended the symphony, went scuba diving, and took a pilot’s lesson.” Dave—Dev’s predecessor as CEO at the […]

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What Is Your Treasure?

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The real issue, then, for those following a ‘name it, claim it’ kind of faith isn’t that they are asking for too much, but rather that they are asking for too little. They’ve decided that prosperity can only look a certain way, and because of that, they’ve missed out on […]

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Summarizing Principles

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1. No one likes to be taken advantage of. 2. Life is full of losers who use, abuse, and confuse others for their own gain. 3. Being taken advantage of chips away at our personal human dignity. 4. Keeping score only invites disadvantaged treatment. 5. Mistreatment of others can be […]

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Down but Not Out (Part One)

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[T]hey have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. PSALM 129:2 In Old Testament times, God’s people were held captive as slaves, extracted from their homeland, and forced to live in exile. They wandered in the desert. They were lied about and […]

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Calling Out

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O LORD, I call to you; come quickly to me. Hear my voice when I call to you. PSALM 141:1 When is the last time you called on the Lord? What was the situation? Did He respond? How? When? The fact that the Lord knows about us individually is remarkable. […]

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

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Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. PROVERBS 31:30 Appearances can be deceiving. The attractive, trim, sharply dressed man might look like the ideal executive, but he could actually be the worst manager who ever walked in the door. […]

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An Easy Target

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[Job’s] wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!” He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said. JOB 2:9-10 Of all […]

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