Dec 15, 2011

Elevate Studio Serves God Through Architecture

Recently one of our friends in the High Calling Community pointed us to this great business article about an architectural firm that is serving God in Michigan. According to Nathan Peck, the author of the piece, "Jim VanderMolen and Steve Fridsma said their vocations and passions led them to form...
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Dec 13, 2011

Community Post: The Difference Between Good and Great Leaders

Leaders have to manage change. Think of your favorite sports team- players get hurt, new challenges crop up and the dynamics of team work are always in play. The key is to manage the changes like it’s an artform. We usually lean into those leaders who are change-agents rather than...
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Dec 13, 2011

Good Leader/Bad Leader

In April 2010, an oil explosion on a BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed eleven people and caused the greatest oil spill in U.S. history. The CEO at the time, Tony Hayward, uniquely rose to the occasion with what will surely become known as the most self-absorbed...
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Dec 11, 2011

Let the Rain Fall

It wasn’t the rain pouring outside that disrupted Frank’s workday. It was the rain pouring inside. High winds damaged a section of the building’s roof, and several offices—Frank’s included—were soggy. What’s more, the main computer was down, which hamstrung Frank. Then Susan, his office mate, breezed in, collected her backup...Read more +
Dec 9, 2011

Community Post: Kingdom Business Strategy

What do we call a “Kingdom Business”? If we simply call a legally formed organization which sets out to provide a product or service to maintain a profit a “Kingdom company”, because the board members pray together, and post scripture verses in their mission statement… Read the full article on...
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Dec 9, 2011

The Work of a Roofer

Roofing was, they joked, "second from the bottom on the job list...one up from shark bait." I didn’t know this at my interview after high school, but I learned it quickly. Roofing is unusually hard work. Consider the cold tar tear-off. Tear-offs took place at night. The boss would tell...Read more +
Dec 8, 2011

Community Post: 5 Ways to Invest Back Into Your Small Business

Stewardship in bad times is important to survive. Making wise decisions can keep the doors open and payroll funded. But what about in good times? As we approach the end of another calendar year, many small businesses have had stellar years. I understand not wanting to have your hard earned...
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Dec 8, 2011

Crying in LaGuardia

I’m pretty good about rolling with the punches, and I’ve had my share of mistakes at work. But this was different. Worse. After landing in LaGuardia, I checked my email messages as we prepared to de-board the plane. A note from a good friend inquired, “How was that conference you...Read more +
Dec 1, 2011

You Are Capable of Far More Than You Think

I remember the first time I spoke in front of a large audience. The arrangements had been made months in advance, at which time it sounded enticing, even glamorous. Truthfully, I was far more interested in the idea of me as a speaker, rather than concerning myself with the pesky...Read more +
Nov 27, 2011

Faith, Family, Career—in That Order

In a business dominated by men, Mary dominated the business. She was a single mom who needed flexibility and income, and sales gave her both. Mary played by the rules and set records. Then Mary’s male assistant was promoted over her. The message: no woman rising too high in this...Read more +

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