Helping Employees Fulfill Their Dreams

The TV show Undercover Boss gives employers a unique opportunity to spend a few days in their employees' shoes. CEOs and Presidents of large and successful companies go undercover and do the work of people who work on the front line every day. Through this experience, the employer often gets the chance to hear the dreams of their employees firsthand. Hearing the hopes and dreams those employees have for their families, their futures, and themselves often becomes the catalyst for the employer to help make those dreams come true.

Not every employer gets a chance to spend a day in an employee's shoes, but each employer/employee relationship is worthy of faithful and compassionate stewardship. Every interaction is an opportunity to lead from the soul. In this series, Helping Employees Fulfill Their Dreams, we explore what it means to lead from the soul in our relationships with our employees, even if we never make it on a television reality show.

Photo by Patricia Hunter. Design by Jennifer Dukes Lee.

Aug 12, 2014

Community Post: Not Another Team Like It

Ten years ago, I was hired by a company I used to work for. My job was dealing with issues that had unexpectedly landed in the company’s lap, issues for which it had no current experience. I had the experience they were looking for. The first year was almost magical...
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Aug 10, 2014

Helping Employees Fulfill Their Dreams

We all want careers that are purposeful. Nobody wants to find themselves in a dead-end job. We want to be allowed to dream of better things. We believe that God is calling us to go further up and further in, not only in our relationship with him, but in the...Read more +
Aug 10, 2014

Helping Employees Dream: The Day My World Crumbled

My heart sank when I answered my cell phone to my wife’s trembling voice. She could barely speak but I knew what she was trying to say. “Diabetes. They think it is diabetes. We need to take him to All Children’s Hospital to meet with a doctor up there.” We...Read more +
Aug 10, 2014

Helping Employees Dream: Create Space

Right out of high school, I got a job at the gas station just down the road. I wanted to be a writer, you see, and I figured I needed stories. So when the Amoco was hiring during that summer of 1990, I figured it was the perfect place to...Read more +
Aug 10, 2014

Helping Employees Dream: Taking Care of Your People

“We take care of our people first. If we take care of our people, our people will take care of our customers. And if our people take care of our customers, our customers will pretty much take care of everything else.” That is what I heard one of the founders...Read more +
Aug 4, 2014

Share Your Story: Helping Employees Fulfill Dreams

I still remember how exhausted I felt during those early years in the newsroom. The daily grind of breaking news was breaking me. And I needed a break from covering natural disasters and political scandals. Like most reporters I knew, I dreamed of being untethered from the daily news, long...
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