Jul 20, 2014

Making Money: Get What You’re Worth Without Guilt

The prospective client asked, “How much do you charge?” I could answer this; I’d practiced and prayed about it. Though my heart beat wildly and my hands felt clammy, I opened my mouth to give a confident response. Suddenly, I blurted out a number so low it surprised even me—in...Read more +
Jul 13, 2014

Working for Free: The Double-Edged Sword of Purposeful Work

"There's a study on zookeepers I think you'd like," Gabe said. "Oh yeah?" I answered. I was in a hotel room in Indianapolis where, earlier that day, I'd led a series of workshops on the topic of "purpose." My cell phone was balanced in the crook of my neck so...Read more +
Jul 27, 2014

Your Work Matters: Depression, Dishes, and Delight

“How old is your son?” the woman sitting next to me asked. “Four months,” I mumbled, quickly taking a bite of my salad and faking a smile. I thought of the piles of dirty clothes and clutter at home and wished for the tenth time that morning that I hadn’t...Read more +
Jun 6, 2006

The Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment: An Interview with T. D. Jakes

T. D. Jakes, pastor and businessman, has a long list of accomplishments, growing ever longer. In the past year alone, while leading The Potter’s House Church, one of the nation’s largest, he co-produced and appeared in Woman, Thou Art Loosed , a mainstream film about childhood sexual abuse and redemption...Read more +
Feb 16, 2006

Giving Servant Leadership the Works: An Interview with Ken Melrose

An Interview with Ken Melrose, Toro Company's former CEO: Does faith go to work with you? And if it does, what does it look like? Toro Company’s former CEO, Ken Melrose , answers with a book on servant leadership. Ken’s faith at work showed up in his spirit of service...Read more +
Jul 27, 2014

Your Work Matters: When Others Don’t Appreciate

I have a job that sounds exciting—I lead the social media team for a large publicly held company. Every day is different. No day is like any other. I can plan my day—schedule meetings, carve out chunks of time to get work done, make phone calls, set aside some time...Read more +
Jul 6, 2014

The Price of Risk and Reward

Matthew 4:18-22
As a wide-eyed 20-year-old new believer, I was ready to conquer the world. I was also a young woman on the verge of becoming a young professional. Because of this, during a conference I attended, I listened attentively to Luci Swindoll, an incredibly wise Christian woman. Luci’s resume is noteworthy...Read more +
Jun 2, 2014

Social Justice: Four Reasons to Pursue Change

For most of us, the idea of justice seems like something from a comic book. Superheroes in colored tights battling power hungry villains. Or maybe we look to our government for justice. Honorable people in black robes at the Supreme Court ruling on the laws of the land. Increasingly, the...
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Aug 6, 2009

Modeling Christ in the Workplace Through Work Well Done

Ben Edwards, the former CEO and chairman of A. G. Edwards, led his company to become one of the ten largest brokerage firms in the nation. He was also known to be a committed Christian and man of integrity. Whether on or off the job, he lived in line with...Read more +
Jul 7, 2014

Risk and Reward: Why I'm Ashamed of My Brief Moment of Fame

A few years ago a popular Christian publication asked me to write an article based on data they obtained from another Christian organization. The managing editor, whom I had worked with before, supplied me with the statistics that prompted the idea, and I ran with it. I interviewed experts, obtained...Read more +