• 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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Oct 02
2017

The Cost of Hesitation

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In business we need to balance a lean toward action against being reckless. At times I’ve seen business leaders dither indefinitely when action is required.  We read an example from scripture. “They answered, ‘Come on, let's attack them! We have seen the land, and it is very good. Aren't you going to do something? Don't hesitate to go there and take it over.’” (Judges 18:8, NIV) In this instance the Lord prompted quick action.

Sep 23
2017

Negative Selling

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I’ve never been a fan of negative selling. I recently encountered a sales pitch from a guy who writes advertising copy for websites. The sales pitch commenced by shredding current content and layering criticism after criticism. In reviewing the pages, some of the criticism was well-placed. However “Ken” was pretty angry about having his ad copy treated in such a brutal way.

Sep 18
2017

Don’t Be Evil

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Many people are aware of the Google motto, “Don’t be evil.” This raises the question, what is evil? In scripture we read several times that, “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.” (Judges 21:25, NIT) The situation in Israel was grim. The people were attacked and oppressed on all sides.

Sep 11
2017

Install GPS in Business Vehicles?

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From time to time the question comes up about installing GPS tracking in company vehicles. One viewpoint is that tracking provides accountability and validates usage as well as gives the ability to locate company vehicles at any time. The contrary argument is that it communicates lack of trust in employees.

Sep 04
2017

Analysis Paralysis

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Frequently I encounter individuals who get stuck analyzing everything but take no action. Most commonly these folks are either reluctant to launch a business venture or are in serious difficulty but will not take decisive action.

A person may read a lot of articles, books and seek a variety of opinions. Instead of translating the information into action, the person believes that reading more or finding additional data will reveal the correct course of action. As a result nothing happens. King Solomon understood this when he wrote, “Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.” (Ecclesiastes 11:4, NLT) Farmers know there is always a risk. A wise farmer knows when to accept that risk by planting or harvesting a crop at the right time. The farmer may not always be correct, but the farmer knows if you don’t plant the crop you’ll never get the harvest.  Or worse, you have a crop but never harvest it; and the food rots in the field.