How to be Great at Work

Who doesn’t want to be great at work? Whether it is expressed through recognition, accomplishment or even the private sense of knowing you did a good job, we all desire greatness. The disciples also desired greatness. They followed Jesus because they believed in him (Mark 10:28). Yet they still had a misguided idea of the…

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Is it OK to Express My Faith at Work?

While more and more people are finding ways to express their faith at work, there are still many more who have concerns about whether it is acceptable or not. And if it is acceptable, what is appropriate? How can we express our faith in the workplace? Thanks to heightened sensitivity to a diverse workforce, corporate…

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10 Scriptures to Help You Face Obstacles at Work

Have you ever felt like you were under attack at work? You may never have experienced a physical threat, but the workplace can feel like a minefield of challenges designed to threaten our self-worth, our reputation, our relationships and our livelihood. A disagreement with your boss, tension with a coworker or an unhappy customer can…

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Knowing When and How to Leave Your Job Well

I was catching up with a close friend on the topic of work when we both realized that she has been with her current company for 32 years. That kind of longevity used to be the norm, but not anymore. I, on the other hand, am going for my personal record of five years with…

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How to Embrace the Work You Don’t Like

You have elements of your work that you don’t like doing, don’t you? I think it’s safe to say that all of us do. I definitely do. For me, when I have to dig deep into budgets and P&L’s, the air gets real thin. One day I had a conversation with a friend, who is…

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Your Workplace is a Mission Field

One of the greatest tragedies I see in the workplace is when people pursue a vocation for the wrong reasons. I’ve seen people put all of their time and energy into what they thought they should do, but it wasn’t their passion. This is just as sad is seeing someone pursue what they feel called…

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What do I do When Everyone Around me is Getting Promoted?

I sometimes wonder if we really want to be happy. Well, maybe I mean unconditionally happy. We are ready to be happy when we have this and that and the other thing. In other words, we put conditions on our happiness. Perhaps nothing exposes our conditional happiness more than when people around us are getting…

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How to Handle Difficult Coworkers at Work

It’s hard to be in an environment where everyone is out for themselves. When you are surrounded by people who are driven by their own comfort, security, or promotion, you don’t feel safe. You feel like you can’t trust anybody. And more often than not, you close yourself up so you feel protected. Forget about…

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Servant Leadership for Such a Time as This

The executive speaker series session with Donnie Smith, president and CEO of Tyson Foods, is always a highlight of the WorkMatters Institute. This one particular week raised the bar. There was the cool factor of meeting at the Tyson Discovery Center and trying new products for our dinner. There was the talk itself: full of…

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