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Fire Back With Scripture

“Jesus’ refusal was curt: “Beat it, Satan!” He backed his rebuke with a third quotation from Deuteronomy: “Worship the Lord your God, and only him. Serve him with absolute single-heartedness.” – Matthew 4:10 (MSG) Temptation has a way of making us question God’s goodness. It started in the Garden and continues today. It paints a…

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There Is Synergy In Cooperation

Welcoming outside voices, accepting the help and input from those not on your team or project, might not serve your own vision, but it may very well serve the larger vision of your organization. When you seek out others because they offer perspective different than your own, you’re creating an environment in which synergy can…

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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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Bloom Where You’re Planted at Work

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24 This week’s video featured Donnie Smith, Former CEO, Tyson Foods.…

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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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We All Win When More Women are in Leadership at Work

The majority of our businesses are missing out on an important resource – women in senior leadership positions. While the numbers have inched up, women still only represent 26.5% of executive and senior level positions and only 5.2% of CEO positions. Why is this an issue? According to a Forbes article, women are wired to have…

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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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Five Myths about Servant Leadership

One of the keys to living out our faith at work is to serve those we work with. This is a rich principle for us to follow as we strive to “love our neighbor as ourselves.” Sometimes, we can misconstrue what it means to truly serve, and become doormats to those around us. Allowing someone…

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