Finding good people

The challenge for the effective leader is to understand what each employee requires to be able to perform most productively, provide what is needed, and understand how closely to supervise the work. But doing this well starts with the heart and mind of the leader, not the motivational style of the employee.

Tags:  Leadership, Supervising, Shepherding

How faith affects our work (Part 1)

We applaud business that does good for society, especially those who need a hand. Companies that put people above profits, and principles over prices. But who determines what's moral when America is so divided on what's right vs. wrong? Tim Keller addresses this question and 3 other ways that faith intersects and shapes our work.

Tags:  Morality, Success, Faith

Real Customer Service

Think about it: Jesus had less response and found more resistance in the synagogue than in the workplace. So He took the gospel to the workplace. That's where the power of God was manifested.

Tags:  Service, Gospel, Initiative

Hey, I really do care

A recent study discovered 33 percent of people would switch companies if they knew they would receive more empathy, yet this topic isn't given much attention in business schools. Showing concern doesn't mean we solve everyone's problems, but that we help bear their burdens. The Bible speaks often on this topic and makes clear that this is God's will for us.

Tags:  Empathy, Care, Support

Stop pretending to care

Sadly, the vast majority of our work relationships are superficial - there's little if any personal investment. After all, we're here to do business, not socialize. But where will this lead us? And what will it leave us?

Tags:  Listening, Priorities

Imagine having all your debt erased!

If you do the crime, you pay the time. Even if we're not guilty of felony crimes, we all do stupid stuff - some by accident, some on purpose. And if there's any eternal justice at all, then somebody has to pay for all the wrong things we've done: either we pay or somebody else pays. Well good news - here's an offer you can't refuse!

Tags:  Salvation, Debt

How deep are your roots?

The global marketplace often experiences tumultuous, often unexpected shifts. Economic upheaval seems to touch every individual, company and industry at some point. So what's the key to weathering these storms?

Tags:  adversity, Endurance, Vision

Hurry Up and Wait

Nobody likes to wait. In business, we reward initiative and results – people who get things done. But it's often in the waiting that we find the reward - the recognition that our activity is not what brings us closer to God.