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The forgiveness challenge

When someone lets you down or offends you, the normal response is to avoid them. Take your business elsewhere. Don't ask them for help again. Once bitten, twice shy. But this approach is actually bad for business. It can destroy partnerships, leadership teams, even entire organizations. There's a better way. It's not easy, but it's simple. Tags:  Forgiveness, Tamasy

Choosing gratitude

What goes through your mind when you don’t get what you feel you deserve? How much thought do you put into achieving or acquiring something you really want? It’s good to have ambition and pursue fairness, except when they feed (or are fed by) our discontentment. What keeps our motives pure is a posture of gratitude. Tags:  Gratitude, Alcorn, Thankfulness

Gratitude as a motivator

It's one thing to get fired up about something at a conference or training seminar. It's another thing to sustain that excitement once you're back in the “valley” of everyday workplace challenges. How, then, can we find the motivation we need to not only establish and start pursuing worthwhile goals, but also to sustain the effort? Tags:  Gratitude, Thankful, Tamasy

How to receive a compliment

Why is it so hard for us to take a compliment? And should we? Aren’t we ‘humble sinners, saved by grace and through no works of our own’? Isn’t it prideful to revel in the praise of men? Here’s what I’ve learned about receiving compliments; 4 simple tips: Tags:  Compliment, Gratitude, Campbell

The importance of perfect timing

Our productivity and ultimately our success, depends largely on timing. We know from our own experience that we are smarter, faster and more creative in some parts of the day than others. Confirming these conclusions, Russell Foster, a neuroscientist, claims, “The performance change between the daily high point and the daily low point can be equivalent to the effect on performance of drinking the legal limit of alcohol.” That may seem like a startling comparison, but it is probably very accurate for assessing when we can do our best work. Tags:  Timing, Creativity, Boxx

Embrace your creativity

There is a certain wonder and imagination you can only find in art, and it’s something we as Christians have often struggled to embrace. Yet God designed us to create - and that extends even to the work we do every day. Tags:  Creativity, Art, Duncan

Don't be a sheepdog leader

Looking back at my career, I can recognize times when I've tried to lead the way a sheepdog leads a flock of sheep, by barking, manipulating, scaring and irritating those under my care. There's a clear path to becoming a shepherd leader, though. One whom others want to follow. Tags:  Leadership Campbell

10 Takeaways on honesty

A group of young men recently asked me about integrity and honesty in the workplace, where there's pressure to take shortcuts or fudge certain details when the reward seems to outweigh the risks. So here is my ‘Top 10” on the topic of honesty. Tags:  Honesty, Integrity, Truth, Trust, Campbell