relationship

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

How You Can Help Your Team Combat Fear

In these unprecedented times, the world is looking for stability. Just as the markets crave stability, so does your team. That’s because both are afraid of uncertainty. So in your workplace you can use your leadership to provide stability—and help … Read more

What makes a Google team successful?

Remember the last time that you were part of a team assigned to create a deliverable? Whether it was weeks ago on the job or years ago at school, what stood out to you? Chances are that you had a … Read more

How Much Do You Support Your Boss?

Before his coronation as king, David spent many years as either Saul’s court musician, as one of his military commanders, or as a hunted fugitive. Regardless of how Saul treated him, David still gave him his support and referred to … Read more

How I Learned Appreciation and How You Can Too

I learned appreciation one summer when I was in college. I was working at a beautifully restored colonial home that had been converted into a four-star hotel and restaurant. Even though my main job was to carry guests’ bags to … Read more

Your Business Is God’s Business

I’ve been asked many times throughout my career if I am a pastor. And since I am not ordained, I respond in the negative. But I am a minister. And for that matter, so are you. Because your business is … Read more

Start Over by Being Brutally Honest with Yourself

At the beginning of the year, I did an analysis of my year. I looked at how the past year stacked up. I reviewed my goals for the year and determined how I did. Not all were wins or losses: … Read more

Does Business Need a Heart Change?

What words do you think of when you think of business? Do you think of words like money, performance, results, control, and fear? Or do you think of words like honor, team, relationship, connection, and fun? Most likely you associate … Read more

Why You Should Cultivate Joy in the Everyday

The Scripture says that you should cultivate joy every day as a result of your relationship with God. But what does that look like? And why is it so important? To rejoice means to be cheerful or calmly happy, according … Read more

5 Things You Need to “Get” to Communicate Better

Communication is the single biggest problem area in any organization. Many times people do not think through their communications with others. As a result, communication breakdowns are common. But they can be overcome. It requires that you be intentional in … Read more