Jan 23, 2013

Christian Business Owners: The Pressure is Off

I f you are a Christian Business Owner and trying to make your business work you probably have pressure. But relax. He wants us to be totally and completely dependent on Him. He wants us to stop worrying about what we accomplish, because it’s all a gift from him. God...
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Jan 23, 2013

Why Failure Is Necessary for Success

I hate failure. More to the point, I fear failure. It’s a major disruption to the carefully structured images we create for ourselves, those beautiful Greek-statue marbled facades from whence we derive so much self-assurance and self-worth. But, alas, ladies and gentlemen, failure is inevitable in this life, in our...
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Jan 23, 2013

Power of Attorney: Standing in the Gap

Editor's note: The following essay is the result of a conversation between photographer and High Calling editor Kelly Sauer and her attorney husband, Pete Sauer, interspersed with photos from a shoot conducted at a law firm in Charleston, South Carolina. Pete is not featured in the photos. People love to...Read more +
Jan 23, 2013

Productivity Kills Creativity

Sometimes, our productive lives are packed because we overschedule, but more often, life is full because that's life, full. The problem with productivity is it leaves very little room for creativity. If our brain focuses on the next task and then the next, followed right up by the next, we...
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Jan 22, 2013

New Values and a New Quest: The Curator interviews a "Brave" producer

My husband, sons, and I are huge Pixar fans. We're first in the seats to see their new release each summer, where we munch on popcorn while anxiously awaiting the fruit of Pixar's stellar creativity. What makes a Pixar film so good? The folks behind the screens report they spend...
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Jan 22, 2013

Capitalism’s Moral Code

The Harvard Business Review recently interviewed Whole Food’s CEO John Mackey, who also coauthored Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business . Listen to the interview here.
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Jan 21, 2013

Community Post: Don’t Scorn Her, She Saved Your Life

It was late at night. As we rounded a corner we saw the glow of a familiar site: a lone flag lady, standing outside in sub-zero temperatures, posted to warn us of the hazardous road conditions ahead. She stood in the alien-like island of light that marked the geographic boundaries...
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Jan 18, 2013

Should Gender Matter at Work?

I’ve gotten into the habit of striving to be gender-neutral at work. Nobody told me to do this, it just sort of happened. I think it started after I had kids. Given the lack of women in leadership at large law firms, I figured I’d have to downplay my mommyhood...Read more +

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