management style

To Trust or Not to Trust

Jesus said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me” (John 14:1). There is an epidemic of mistrust in our nation. Need I list the evidence of this? I don’t think so. Just look around; nobody trusts anyone today. If this trend is not somehow reversed, it could mark the demise of our culture. Trust is foundational to all human interaction. Without it, we can accomplish nothing. There is…

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Cultivating People

In the 90s, empowerment was the rage in the leadership literature. The theory (or practice if you want to call it that) went something like this: If you give power to make decisions to those who immediately interface with your customers, not only will customer satisfaction increase, but you will also be building tomorrow’s leaders. While the wording has been drained of its impact through overuse, I believe empowerment does in fact accomplish these important…

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How to Invite Commitment?

Do you remember the winter Olympics competition called “curling“? Two team-mates take curling clubs and try to guide a huge puck across the playing surface by sweeping away the ice in front of it. Once the puck has been launched, your team is not allowed to touch it directly. The only way to influence the puck is by brushing away the ice in front of it in an attempt to create a smooth surface that…

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  • Ephesians 2:10 August 13, 2020
    “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
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