Every organization I interact with wants more leaders on their team. However, even the best companies only have short term training. Leadership development is an integral and intentional part of any missional business and it starts at the top.
Most business owners I know get to a point where they ask themselves, “is this it?” They long for more purpose in their business. In order to satisfy this feeling and take a business from successful to significant, you need missional alignment. However, that’s not easy.
As much as we’d like to think these personality tests help us and allow us to build a more cohesive team they are in fact setting us up for failure. It’s as if instead of building a bridge of trust paved with understanding with these tests, we’re actually strapping some C4 to the foundation of that bridge.
When I talk about a missional business, I’m not talking about a Christian business, non-profit or missionary work. I’m talking about a business that wants to go from good to great. A business that wants to grow from success to significance. Businesses that impact their employees, their customers and their community for the good usually have these essential elements nailed down.
I have a friend that says, “Networking is the key to life.” I’d have to agree. Some might shy away of being intentional with networking due the time it takes to see it pay off. Today we talk about how to get the most out of networking, by connecting on purpose.
Recently one of my children lied. Like an enemy combatant under interrogation, my child played this game of “how little can I give up.” If you’ve ever caught a child in a lie, you know it’s very obvious. I tried everything short of waterboarding and my child was not budging (the CIA would be proud). It was this exchange that made me think of poop.
When Chick-fil-A announced some changes to their giving a lot of people got upset. I wanted to process this information in a way where I could have a family discussion and not jump on any social media bandwagon. Here’s how I evaluated CFA’s changes.
I believe Missional Businesses can change the world. However, that’s impossible without engagement from your team. Today I talk about how to improve employee engagement through a missional vision.
The envelope system has been around a long time. The idea of taking cash (from your paycheck) and stuff it into envelopes is a great way to keep you on budget. However, it’s hard to manage, makes it easy to cheat and is almost completely useless to entrepreneurs. With online banking and budgeting apps available, it’s time this system gets an overhaul.
The end of the year is the best time to plan for the next. There is one system and one clarifying question that help me get more done each year and I outline that in today’s post. If you want to take it further I’ve also included my vision casting guide as a free download.
What do you do when your corporate culture (family or company) is a bad influence? Josiah had to deal with this very problem. He did 3 amazing things to turn the culture around. We can look to his example and do the same thing in our family, congregation or company.
If you’re deep in debt how do you get out if you’re an entrepreneur and don’t get steady income? Is there such a thing as good debt? As an entrepreneur, you may not make the same amount of income every month.
This can create a challenge if you try to follow a consumer advocate’s advice. Find out the small tweak that is needed to demolish your debt and start living a bit more free.
Do you remember when they covered how to manage your money in school? Me neither. As a result, we’re stuck doing financial rehabs on our lives. Come learn about a money management system that you can build on.
I believe businesses can change the world. You and I have an opportunity to influence what kind of a change that is. Successful businesses usually master 1 of these 3 but today we’ll talk about how impacting these 3 areas can and will change the world.
It’s been some time since I saw the first Taken movie but I remember parts of it very well. In the movie, Liam Neeson plays