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Feb 11
2013

Workplace Confessions

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What do Tiger Woods, Jimmy Swaggart, Anthony Weiner, and Lance Armstrong have in common?  They all publically confessed wrongdoing within the context of their work.  It raises an important question:  When is it appropriate to make a public confession at work?

Feb 08
2013

Dick’s Sporting Goods Refuses to Deliver on Rifle Purchases

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The murder of school children and teachers at the Sandy Hook school shocked and saddened all of us.  As a result, the issue of firearm sales is a hot button.  Dick’s Sporting Goods stopped the sale of “modern sporting rifles out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre.” Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision is worth exploring.

 

Jan 22
2013

Lance Armstrong and True Confession

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Lance Armstrong has been in the national spotlight with his admission that he violated cycling rules and used illegal performance enhancing drugs. Many support his confession. King Solomon wrote, “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.” (Proverbs 27:13, NASB)

Dec 27
2012

Keep Online Postings Appropriate

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I have written in the past about how immature, vulgar, or inappropriate postings will torpedo job prospects for candidates.  They can also damage careers. Paul instructed, “Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes--these are not for you.” (Ephesians 5:4, NLT) Any posting should be in good taste.

Dec 20
2012

Avoid Business with Dishonest People

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Some business people naively believe that there is some kind of honor code that protects them from the dishonest practices of other business people. Jesus said, "The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy." (John 10:10a, NASB).  Reality alert:  there is no honor among thieves.  Just look at the killings from the drug trade and organized crime. Any dishonest person who will steal from someone else, will steal from you.