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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The Fastest Way Leaders Destroy Credibility

By Dr. Jim Harris I see it all the time in business. It is now so commonplace that most business people are simply immune to it. That is until a professing Christian business leader does it. Then it IMMEDIATELY destroys their credibility! So what is it? Profanity! Cussing! Cursing! When others hear a “Christian” use profane …

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9 Ways Your Church Can Engage Business Professionals

By: Darren Shearer There is no better way to mobilize the People of God for the work of ministry in the marketplace than through the local church. However, it can be easy for people to view their local churches as being like cruise ships for rest, relaxation, and all-you-can-eat buffets… rather than like aircraft carriers intended …

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A Shepherd’s View of Employees

By Dave Kahle Here’s a story to which many of you can relate.  We had an opening for an inside salesperson and took a chance on a young man who appeared to have the necessary aptitude and character, but who lacked any experience.  He had been a social worker and was looking for something different. …

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Is Competition in Business Christ-Like?

By: Darren Shearer As Christians working in business, we know what Jesus has commissioned us to do: “make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19). In short, this means that Christians are called to help the marketplace and those who come in contact with it to reflect the character and image of Jesus Christ. Christians working …

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Prayer: God’s Strategy for Success in the Marketplace

By Os Hillman “Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends  greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured” (Colossians 4:12). How do you define success for your life? Is it based on the …

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God’s Turnaround Expert

By Michael J. LaPierre There are times in the business world when everything seems to be out of sync. The boss is upset, customers enraged, and the employees are just fed up with the status quo and headed out the door in droves. There is no passion, focus, or vision for where the organization is …

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