Being Creative During Tough Times

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“Desperate times call for desperate measures,” said Joshua Persky, and with that in mind, the laid-off Manhattan banker took to the streets of New York to land a job…wearing a sign (a large poster on his back and one on the front of his body) advertising “MIT grad for hire.” It took almost a year […]

When Numbers Become Your God

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Recession or not, every business and company must pay close attention to bottom lines and business growth trends. We all want our organizations to flourish, expand, and reach more consumers with greater profitability and wider market impact.  As a result, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers game where we are counting heads, dollars, […]

Do You Love Those You Work With?

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In his book The Church of Irresistible Influence, Robert Lewis asserts that with all the skepticism and  post-modern thinking that the Church has lost most of its connection to the world and become both irrelevant and ineffective.  He argues that the Church cannot sequester itself behind closed doors. In order to fulfill its mission in the world, […]

Supporting Someone In Their Failure

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I heard a father tell the story recently of his 6th grade daughter who came home with an F on her test. The young girl feared the worst but her dad wanted to teach her the concept of grace so he took her to her favorite restaurant and to a movie for a fun evening […]

How Much Do You Value Other People?

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Mary Kay Ash, the American businesswoman famous for the cosmetic empire she created, is quoted as saying, “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’”  I expect that if we all followed this suggestion in our businesses and workplaces we would sell more products and […]

Retirement: Are You Meant to Retire?

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John, an electrical engineer, will be 88 years old next month. After nearly 70 years in the workplace, he still goes to the office 2-3 days each week not because he has to work, but because he wants to work. You might ask, shouldn’t he retire and enjoy life? John enjoys life through his work. […]

When God Actually Leads and Instructs in the Workplace

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When God Actually Leads and Instructs in the Workplace In the Old Testament book of Leviticus God instructs the Israelite farmers that when they are gathering wheat from the fields, they were not to harvest all the way to the edges of the fields; furthermore, what was dropped or not actually gathered for harvest as they moved through […]