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Friction between Brand and Culture Costs You Money

The relationship between your brand and your culture must be frictionless. Your employees’ interactions with customers and with each other need to be like a well-oiled machine. The way your employees interact with customers and fellow employees is indicative of … Read more

The Bottom Line is Not the Bottom Line

A new study led by Baylor University demonstrates a correlation between a manager’s focus on bottom line results and their employees’ lack of performance. According to the research led by Dr. Matthew Quade and published in the journal Human Relations, … Read more

God Has a Positive Answer for Negative Self-Talk

Be conscious of the negative self-talk you say to yourself because your mind will think you mean it. When you say negative things to yourself, you are contradicting things God has already said about you—because God has a positive answer … Read more

How to Deal with Problem Employees

When you think of the difficult people on your team, what do you think of? How do you perceive the problem employees on your team? Could it be that you are looking at them the wrong way? I’m not saying … Read more

The Ten Rules of Respect

Have you ever seen how a lack of respect can ruin the culture of an organization or a family? When people don’t respect each other, they lose an appreciation for each other. And that can devolve into nasty personal relations—all … Read more

Five Ways You Can Honor God with Your Business

God wants to be a part of everything you do—even your work. Because your business is God’s business. And you can honor God with your business. Your business is a tool to make money. But it can be so much … Read more

What Are Your Team Leadership Responsibilities?

As a leader, you may get frustrated from time with your team.  You may feel that they should be better followers.  Or harder workers.  Or a stronger team.  But always remember that you have team leadership responsibilities. You are the … Read more

How to Get the Best Strategic Planning Results

As you prepare to do strategic planning, you will get out of it what you put into it.  That’s why it’s helpful to think through how you can get the best strategic planning results. Knowing the results you want to have … Read more

Six Questions to Ask in a Progress Assessment

It’s good to know if you are making progress in your life.  So every now and then it’s helpful to stop and reflect—and conduct a progress assessment. When reflecting on your own, you may think everything is fine.  Or everything … Read more