When change is needed

There's a difference between maintenance and repair. Maintenance is done to prevent problems, whereas repairs are done when things have already gone wrong. So when was the last time you did some personal maintenance? Rick Warren gives us some tips on where to start. Tags:  Change

How to be great at work

By Ben Kirksey

 

Who doesn’t want to be great at work?

Whether it is expressed through recognition, accomplishment or even the private sense of knowing you did a good job, we all desire greatness. 

The disciples also desired greatness. They followed Jesus because they believed in him (Mark 10:28). Yet they still had a misguided idea of the nature of greatness, and at one point even argued about who would be the greatest. Then Jesus stepped in:

Put it into action

When a company's values are not lived out, they can actually damage the business more than having no values at all. Leaders must affirm values consistently, express them in written form, and practice them consistently.

Pride in your work

Business people, especially entrepreneurs, need to be able to promote themselves in such a way that their confidence does not cross the line into arrogance, diminishing the work of others - even the competition. Tags:  Pride

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