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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 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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Take Hold of Your Schedule Now

We’re one month into the New Year and my schedule for January got really full really fast. It seems like the moment January 2nd dawned, I was off to the races. I had to prepare for and facilitate several meetings on top of my normal work responsibilities, and there have been several significant, unexpected situations…

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Do You Have Good Pride or Bad Pride?

We are told to take pride in our work, our family, our school, our appearance, and yes, our country! But then the Bible says that pride goes before destruction. That pride leads to disgrace. Wait…what? Same word…two entirely different methods. “Good pride” is healthy and appropriate. “Bad pride” (selfish pride) very often results in self-destructive…

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Faith and Work Secret Sauce

You are the hero of this story. And you have a problem. You are called to a mission that is outside of your comfort zone. But it’s necessary for your own survival as a leader and for the benefit of those around you. So what’s your problem? If you are a follower of Christ, your…

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6 Ways to Find the Perfect Mentor

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. – Proverbs 12:1 Biblical marketplace leaders are passionate about growing to become better leaders. One of the ways we can grow is by seeking the guidance of wise counsel. Joshua had Moses. Timothy had Paul. David had Nathan. Do you have people who you…

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Influence at Work: Every One Counts

I recently visited the last session of a Leadership@Work Study group that was completing Esther: A Leader of Influence. I don’t often visit the last session of this workplace Bible studies, but when I do, it’s always a blessing to hear participants share their insights. I think you may find the insights of one man…

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Steve Graves: The Gospel Goes to Work

On occasion, God will put someone in your life that has profound influence. Such is the case with Steve Graves. I met Steve in 2002 and he quickly became my faith and work mentor and an early WorkMatters Board Director. Steve has been a global pioneer in the faith and work movement for over 20…

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