Building Next Gen Leaders: Turn Negative Millennial Stereotypes into Business Benefits

By: Danita Bye Millennials often get a bad rap in the press. It’s assumed the entire generation is lazy, narcissistic, entitled, and living in their parent’s basement.  Labels are almost always unfair. Even though many of the Millennials I know and work with are amazing people, 60% of the CEOs, leaders, and presidents that responded …

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Why Your Company Needs a Marketplace Chaplain 

By: Jason Brown Businesses regularly apply preventative maintenance strategies and programs to their machines, vehicles and other capital equipment, but what about to their most valuable asset…their employees? Marketplace Chaplains, America’s largest and original workplace chaplaincy organization, has found that business savvy leaders are seeing that satisfied employees are really the company’s only asset which …

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Why Skill Matters to God

By Dr. Michael Chung “With upright heart (David) shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.” (Psalm 78:72) There exists a tension within leadership philosophy between character and skill. George H.W. Bush, in his 1992 bid for re-election, tried to campaign how crucial character was, attacking Bill Clinton for not possessing the character needed to lead a …

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Eliminate Gossip in Your Organization

“Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.” -Proverbs 26:20 You’ve probably noticed that, when someone gets hurt or when conflict arises, people often tell other people about it. Unfortunately, the people they tell often aren’t the ones who perpetrated the offense. This is an unhealthy and destructive practice called …

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Is Everyone Clear About Why Your Business Exists?

As President/CEO of our family’s automotive retail business, I regularly get the privilege of welcoming all new employees into our company. As part of our orientation and new hire training process, I go over our company history (three generations!) along with a deep dive of our company’s mission, vision, and core values statements. Unfortunately, many businesses either …

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The Spiritual Potential of Your Business

By Dave Kahle Almost every Christian business owner, salesperson and executive has a firm grasp on the idea of stewardship – that everything in this world including our businesses, belongs to God, and we are just temporary stewards of it. “Everything,” of course, means everything – our families, our gifts and abilities, the position or …

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Doing Business in the University of Cancer (Lane Kramer’s Story)

What would you do if you knew you didn’t have a lot of time left? Would you still care about how much was in the bank or how the stock market was performing this week? Would you still worry about what type of car you drove or the cashmere content of your sport coat? These …

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Resilience: A Hallmark of Christian Character

By: Dr. Ernest Liang “In the day of prosperity be happy, but in the day of adversity consider — God has made the one as well as the other, so that man will not discover anything that will be after him.” – Ecclesiastes 7:14 (NASB) Given the random nature of severe disturbances, preparedness is often …

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The Art of Heaping Coal on Your Business Foes

By Dr. Ernest P. Liang Whether we like it or not, in the course of our lives we run into people who we simply cannot get along with. In the context of business, this often proves to be especially difficult since, unlike friends who we can avoid or family who we may seek reconciliation through …

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The Successful Manager and the Moral Core

A business or any other type of enterprise may have a host of willing workers, but if there’s no one to lead, resources are going to be wasted and desired outcomes will be missed. The most successful manager is the one who leads rather than the manager who merely controls. We can say that management is the art of linking work, people and material resources to achieve measurable successful outcomes from tasks performed.

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