Giving Thanks to God

I truly love Thanksgiving! It is my personal favorite of all of the holidays – even Christmas and Easter. Of course, the birth of our Savior was God’s gift of His Son to us. And the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection is indeed the Gospel. It’s the single moment in history that changes everything … as…

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5 Lessons Learned on Humble Confidence

“I cried so hard a few times I couldn’t see the screen.” These were the words of Donnie Smith, former CEO, Tyson Foods, as he wrote the eulogy to celebrate the life of his close friend and coworker of 30 years, Dennis Leatherby. Dennis, recently retired CFO of Tyson Foods, passed away unexpectedly last week.…

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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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Discovering God’s Purpose for Your Work

Last Friday, I had the privilege of sharing these insights at the Workmatters Leadercast event in Northwest Arkansas. (If you were there, this will serve as a powerful reminder of the thoughts that were shared).    Can I be real with you about your work for a few minutes? Regardless of how much you love…

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Purpose-Driven Work Between Mountaintop Experiences

We treasure mountaintop experiences, don’t we? Affirmation of excellent work we have done. A promotion (and a raise!). Seeing a coworker prosper from your leadership or mentoring. A powerfully successful meeting as a result of the weeks of prepping you did. Hearing an inspirational speaker like those at 2017 Workmatters Leadercast. And of course, a…

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Crucial Conversations: Why You Need to Have Them

Everyday, each of us have encounters with real people. Some with coworkers. Some with an upset customer. Some with a server in a restaurant. Some with the woman behind the rental car counter. Some with our spouse. Some with our children. Some with a close friend. A crucial conversation occurs when “opinions vary, stakes are…

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When Your Personal Life and Work Life Collide

We love to act like our work life and personal life are distinct and separate, don’t we? We have no problem checking our personal lives at the office door, right? For many years of my career, I lived exactly this way. I didn’t want bosses, peers and coworkers to see any weakness in my game.…

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5 Tools For Purposeful Living in 2017

I love end-of-year reviews and fresh starts to a new year! Do you? I made so many mistakes in 2016. That’s why one of my favorite phrases in the Bible is ”…his mercies are fresh each morning.” We all need fresh starts, and once a year we get a natural opportunity for that – to…

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Happy Thanksgiving From Workmatters

For me, Thanksgiving is the ultimate celebration. Of course, at Christmas we celebrate the birth of our Savior. But at Thanksgiving we get to celebrate all that He does in our lives! Just him, your family and friends, and a year full of extraordinary blessings to be thankful for. And today, our team at Workmatters…

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Lessons Learned from Walmart’s Don Soderquist

  On July 21st Northwest Arkansas and the world lost a great leader, Don Soderquist. Last week, over 1,000 friends, coworkers and family members crowded into Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers, Ark. and many Walmart associates viewed the service via simulcast to hear his four wonderful grown children share stories of his life and his…

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