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Business Advice from the Bible

As company leaders, we all too often forget that the most valuable source of information we have is from the Creator himself, and is found in His Word which is designed to guide us through all of life’s journeys.  This includes even our businesses.

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Quality Time

January 21, 2019

What is your most scarce resource? Most of us would answer “time.”  It is time after all that that dictates most of our decisions.  The things we can do, cannot do, and want to do are all driven by our ability to find the time to do them. Yet, most of us do not value…

Roses and Thorns

January 17, 2019

Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” This powerful statement illustrates both the influence and the problem with perspectives.  We all have unique ways of looking at things in life, and each perspective provides a separate stream of experience…

Work Friendships

January 14, 2019

Workplace friendships are almost always problematic. I concede that there are strong justifications for workplace friendships, but in our overzealous effort to portray our workplaces as happy, friendly, and as a place to belong, we de-emphasize and ignore the downsides of workplace friendships. Downside of Work Friendships             Workplace friendships will always exist, and rightly…

Your Agenda

January 10, 2019

One of the best pieces of business advice I have ever received was, “never go into a meeting without an agenda.” Following that advice, every meeting I am in charge of has a written agenda with copies for all in attendance. Silly me, late in my career I am discovering that I may have misunderstood…

Take Some Risks

January 7, 2019

C’mon Man, Take Some Risks!             How brave are you?             If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re braver than most because risk-taking is part of the entrepreneur’s DNA.  For the rest you, well. . .. Risk Taking             Studies have shown that most people are innately risk averse.  We typically do not like to put our…