Monthly Archives: September 1997

Joint Venture (Part Two)

If one falls down, his friend can help him up. ECCLESIASTES 4:10 Partnership is a great idea—unless it doesn’t work. Then it seems like a terrible idea. If you want a partner—someone to genuinely share the workload—then you can’t engineer the relationship to look like two sole proprietors working in […]

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A Strategy Lexicon

Whenever I talk with leaders about the new way to do strategy, I find there are certain terms I can’t avoid using. They keep coming out of my mouth because they’re essential for describing the qualities and actions that make up the 3.0 strategist’s experience. Some of these keywords have […]

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Talk with Caution

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. ECCLESIASTES 5:2 According to the psalmist, we are to number our days (Psalm 90:12). According to Solomon, we are to number our words. There is a connection between our hearts and […]

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Why Me, Lord? (Part One)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. JAMES 1:2-3 It may be a blister on your finger—or an aneurysm in your artery. It may be that you’ve lost your wallet—or you’ve lost your […]

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Power comes in many forms: dollars, position, numbers, knowledge, competence. Regardless of the package, bow, and delivery system, it must be respected and treated as a fragile explosive agent. Power is as dangerous as unstable dynamite, not only to those it is used on but those who exercise it–Tom Marshall, […]

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Whom Do You Fear?

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. PROVERBS 29:25 Most of us would have to admit that we probably care a bit too much about what other people think of us. But an occasional self-image crisis isn’t the same […]

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