organizational culture

Keep it Secret. Keep it Safe.

It happened during a workshop I was leading on creativity for a board of trustees at a small college. A suggestion came up—and I don’t even remember what it was—that was new. It was something this group had never contemplated. As the group discussed the idea, one could sense a…

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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…

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Layers of Culture

I was working on a section of a course I am preparing for Mid-Atlantic Christian University to be taught this fall — you can find more information at www.macuniversity.edu — This was the first time I have added a voice-over sound file to a presentation that I uploaded to SlideShare.net.…

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Neon sign that says "Words"

New Words, New Culture

“Say what?” That’s the expression we use when we don’t understand something someone has said and we suspect that, if we did understand it, we wouldn’t like it. Language is essential to organizational culture. Fortunately, words provide us with some handles we can use to influence an organization’s culture. Leadership…

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Values: Ethics in Action

Values are the beliefs that lie behind, support, and energize the things we do and the goals we try to achieve. We get values from being a member of a community, from having good models we love and respect, and from an open dialogue with these models about what is…

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  • Philippians 1:21 August 18, 2019
    “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
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