How To Make Leadership Development Part Of Your Culture
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.
11 Practical Ways Businesses Can Be More Missional
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.
Why You Aren’t Understanding Personalities In The Workplace
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.
Missional Business Plan – Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
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.
How To Get The Most Out Of Networking
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.
Is There Such Thing As A Christian Business
We hear the term “Christian Business” all the time, but is there even such a thing? Is a business simply a collection of people and systems brought together to solve a problem for profit or is it a living organism with a soul?
Who Stepped In It? A Leadership Lesson On Lying
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.
The Alluring World Of High-Risk Investments
We’ve covered your foundational investments and medium-risk investments, it’s time to talk about the alluring world of high-risk investments. Triple-digit returns are alluring. The rewards often encourage us to push past our fears. However, if we risk too much in this arena we could lose it all.
How To Build Trust In A Team
Most teams know that trust is the foundation of success. However, how do you build trust in a team? How do you get to a place where trust exists? There must be no pride, no ego, & no fear. That’s what I talk about today.
3 Medium Risk Investments That Most People Rush Into Too Soon
Managing your money better puts you in a position to give more and do more in the future. I think most people rush to invest in these 3 investments before setting a foundation. I’d love to know if you agree.
Is Chick-fil-A Still A Missional Business?
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.
The Foundation Of Your Investment Strategy
In my speaking to entrepreneurs across the country about money, I find that most are missing a basic foundation. Today I want to talk about a simple strategy that can give you a foundation to work from in the future and hopefully allow you to consider future opportunities.
3 Key Ways To Guard Your Heart
One of the most famous scriptures in the Bible tells us to guard our hearts. However, what is our heart and what do we need to guard it against? Today I go a bit deeper into this thought and look at how to win the battle for and inside our hearts.
Entrepreneurs Guide To Investing
As an entrepreneur, you have a ton of opportunities to invest. It’s for this reason, I think entrepreneurs get into more trouble than those that get jobs right out of college. However, how do you know which opportunities are right for you? I made this crazy simple guide to help you cut through the clutter.
Waiting For Your David Moment
I don’t know about you but I’m waiting for my David moment. The moment that God sends a Samuel to come and anoint me as King. The moment that I run off and kill the giant, and rule the kingdom. Find out why you might have already been “noticed” and not even realized it (I know I didn’t).
How To Improve Employee Engagement Through A Missional Vision
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.
Entrepreneurs Guide To Life Insurance
I honestly never saw myself writing about insurance but it’s an important step before talking about investments. Having insurance is about responsibility to you and your loved ones. For entrepreneurs, insurance presents a new set of questions to answer before moving forward.
The Key To Effective Leadership Is This One Behavior
Your effectiveness as a leader rises and falls on this one behavior. To be effective as a leader you don’t need to be charismatic, educated or born with some innate talent. This behavior is not the one that gets all the press, it’s not the one you’ve read about in any of the popular books, yet it’s the single most important aspect of being an effective leader according to the research. It’s something we do all day & if we are aware of it, we can improve.
What’s “God’s Plan” For Secular (Worldly) Music In Church
When “Happy” was being played on the radio so much it made you sad, some Churches thought it was appropriate for the worship stage. With the increase of secular music being used during church, I thought it would be great to take a closer look. To be honest, I had to put aside my judgment for a moment to get a better perspective.
The Envelope System Re-imagined For The 21st Century Entrepreneur
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.
Why Kanye West’s Conversion Might Be The Best Thing To Happen To The American Church
I don’t follow pop-culture, but when I read about Kanye West’s conversion and saw the mixed responses I had to write something. This could be an amazing opportunity for the local American church. Here’s my take on Kanye’s Conversion and what it means to the church and possibly even more importantly, what it means to me.