• Do you treat company property well?

    17 Jul 2018 | 12:00 am

    Jesus taught, "If you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another's, who will give you which is your own?" (Luke 16:12, NASB). Often we treat company property poorly. We need to realize that we have[…]

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Apr 02
2018

Winning an Olympic Silver Medal

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Now that the Olympics are past I was reflecting on a study I read about how bronze medal winners were happier than those who took home the silver. (study: https://bit.ly/2usPLg2 )

At first it struck me as counterintuitive.  Isn’t silver better than bronze? Granted a gold medal is the best, but ranking second in the world isn't shabby. 

Mar 26
2018

Meeting an Employee’s Wage Needs

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Establishing the correct wage for staff is never easy.  We see an example in Scripture, “But Laban said to him, ‘If now it pleases you, stay with me; I have divined that the Lord has blessed me on your account.’” (Genesis 30:27-28, NIV).

 

I've learned over time that when we fail to meet an employee's reasonable expectations and salary requirements, they move on. For example, I interviewed a prospective salesperson who wanted to make $200,000 within 12 months. Given that this person just finished school with little experience, I knew that making half the expected salary was unrealistic. If offered a position, the expectations would not have been met.

Mar 19
2018

Correct Timing

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Time utility is a key principle in economics that means there is legitimate value in the timing of delivery of goods or services. In our businesses we need to keep in mind the importance of timing delivery for customers. King Solomon wrote, “For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter. “ (Ecclesiastes 8:6, NIV)  

Mar 12
2018

Why Are We Meeting?

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Before I start any meeting I ask myself this key question: Why am I meeting? If I'm having lunch with someone I've done business with and the purpose is simply a relaxing hour, I don't worry too much what gets accomplished. However, on most occasions I have a specific reason for meeting, or I don't have a meeting.

Mar 05
2018

What’s The Problem?

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When I do consulting work, my first challenge is to identify what my client believes is their major problem. Unless I’m able to focus quickly and effectively on what the client believes is the key issue to solve, my relationship will be very short-term.