Desperate Times Call for You to Be Creative

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Desperate times call for desperate measures! These were the words of Joshua Persky. This 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 More Important Than People

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Are numbers or the bottom line more important than people? We all want our organizations to flourish, expand, and reach reasonable goals. As a result, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers game when we are counting heads, dollars, attendance, and raw results. While that’s not all bad, if we aren’t careful we can be […]

Do You Have an Honest Love for 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. To fulfill their mission in the world, Christians must […]

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. […]

3 Instructions from God to Care for the Poor

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Three Basic Instructions From God to Care for Poor People What are the instructions from God to care of the poor people around us? In the Old Testament book of Leviticus God gives some directions to the Israelite farmers. When they were gathering their harvest of wheat from the fields, they were not to take […]

What Does the Customer or Team Member Really Want?

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Remember the television commercial where two men were each talking about their financial broker/planner. One of them was a very satisfied clientand he explained how thorough and complete his planner had been in helping him to reach his financial goals over the years. The other man then said to him, “How did he know?” The […]

Did You Do a Good Job at Work Today?

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Ken Edmundson of Edmundson Northstar tells the story of a friend- a company executive- who had a conversation with his own seven-year-old daughter one day after work.  “Daddy, what did you do today?”  “I went to work, ” he replied. “Did you do a good job?” “I did my best,” he responded. “Did you throw up […]

What To Do When You Are Hurt by Someone?

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I remember being stunned when two Christian ladies I personally know “got into it” with each other in the medical office where they were employed and one of them literally punched out the other!  What do you do when you are hurt by someone at work?  Retaliate?  It is the natural thing to do?  I still remember my freshman college […]