Apr 19, 2012

Why Can't I Be Honest About My Work?

I was picking up my daughter from Sunday School last week when another mother started cross-examining me about my job. We had met once or twice, and she didn’t realize I was a lawyer until my six year old daughter apparently announced my occupation to the class. After explaining to...Read more +
Apr 16, 2012

Work as Worship

Justin Forman and Brian Mosley make up the RightNow ministry, which promotes those who are willing to trade in the pursuit of the American Dream for a world that needs a Savior. These people use their professional and business skills to change cultures and lives around the world, and RightNow...
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Apr 16, 2012

"How do work and faith connect?" - Leigh McLeroy

"How do work and faith connect?" - Leigh McLeroy
"For many years my heart wasn't connected to the work that I did."Read more +
Apr 15, 2012

The Rumor and the Vow

In the parking lot, walking into work, Becky heard a juicy rumor. By lunchtime, her department was humming. By close of business, the entire company was talking about it. Just one thing: the rumor was untrue. It’s not easy to rein in runaway gossip , to return workers to work,...Read more +
Apr 13, 2012

The Work of an Accountant

Tax Day. In January, Americans begin analyzing their financial situations to prepare for the April deadline. Some people, like my husband, navigate the complex tax code on their own. Others open their finances—and their lives—to an accountant like Scott Killen , a Charleston, South Carolina native who generates 70% of...Read more +
Apr 12, 2012

Weakness Is Your Secret to Success

My work is extremely complex and often overwhelming. Every day I stare into the bane of the American economy and try to make order out of a chaotic vertical called health care. This economic giant impacts our emotional, physical, and financial health, and it’s as multifaceted as it is significant...
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Apr 12, 2012

Pumpkins, Afros, and Sunglasses: Juggling People in Business

by Claire Burge
The academic professionals I was working with simply didn't understand my vision. I might as well have been walking around with a pumpkin skirt, Afro, and sunglasses on the back of my head. They just didn't get it. In fact, in the early days of my start-up venture, I experienced...Read more +
Apr 12, 2012

Don't Mistake Doing What You Love With Doing What's Important

A couple of weeks ago, my wife texted me, “ Don’t forget to buy Megamillions tickets!:)” Upon learning of the $656 million jackpot, we couldn’t help ourselves from fantasizing about a potential windfall. We’d quit our jobs. Pursue our dreams. Finally, we’d do what we loved. When the lottery numbers...Read more +
Apr 11, 2012

Does Your Work No Longer Satisfy You?

I enjoy what I do. Like a beaming third grader, I do my work well so the boss will be happy. I want the company to succeed, even prosper and do my part to make it function. I like my coworkers and anticipate my time with them. However, I am...
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Apr 8, 2012

The Stain’s the Thing

As a young Raytheon engineer in 1945, Percy Spencer should have been hard at work on military radar. Instead, he was distracted and a bit angry at the spreading stain on his trousers. A candy bar had melted in his pocket. After a moment’s thought, Percy connected two unlikely elements:...Read more +