Jun 18, 2013

"What role does art play in the Christian life?" - Leigh McLeroy

"What role does art play in the Christian life?" - Leigh McLeroy
I think art matters a great deal . . . it's another way for us to tell our story. It's another way to communicate. It's another way to invite people in.Read more +
Jun 18, 2013

Telling the Truth Upward

A senior executive has made a request, something impossible to achieve, born of a lack of understanding and rising frustration. It’s passed down until it lands in my email. I understand the frustration, and I share it, so I respond politely, directly to the executive. I explain why it’s impossible...Read more +
Jun 17, 2013

Money, Faith, and Big Questions

“Is it biblical to make a profit?” That’s the question the Institute for Faith,Work, & Economics asks. It’s a struggle for the best and brightest among us. They are built to prosper in our economic system. And yet many of the models they are presented say otherwise. How does money...
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Jun 14, 2013

When Dreamer Becomes Employee

by Allison Backous Troy
My first day was a rush of paperwork, welcome signs, and smiles. "We’re so glad that you are here!" one teacher exclaimed, lipstick smeared crookedly across her lips. I smiled back and shook her hand. I was her new boss; this was my new job, serving as the academic director...Read more +
Jun 14, 2013

How Often Do You Interact With Your Rivals?

I have been challenged by how many “rivals” I work with. People have different ideas, but still willing to work together. President Lincoln’s cabinet was no gathering of yes men or women. They all knew where the buck stopped, but they also knew that as a group they were better...
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Jun 13, 2013

What Does it Mean to be "Radical"?

A business manager wants to live a radical Christian life—a life for which Jesus will say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” But he is frustrated because he is inundated with so many everyday urgent decisions, concerning product and distribution, supply chain, and personnel, that he doesn’t have time...Read more +
Jun 13, 2013

Is your church friendly to workplace heroes?

Your church may be known for its friendliness on Sunday mornings—but make sure it’s friendly to the men and women who are God’s workplace heroes during the week. Churches need to create a workplace-friendly culture that honors and encourages work of people. Here are ways to create such an environment...
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Jun 13, 2013

Play Games for God?

St. Charles Borromeos was one night with a group of people playing chess. This was a social evening; they sat playing chess. And somebody injected into the conversation that evening, "If you were going to die this very night, what would you do?" And so one person said he would...Read more +
Jun 12, 2013

Are You a Teachable Leader?

Memorable and effective leaders are open to change, comfortable with admitting their mistakes, and approachable. The question is, do you--or I--display those qualities? In a helpful post on FaithVillage, Dan Black asks, "Are You a Teachable Leader?" and several other probing questions. He also gives pointers on avoding pitfalls that...
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