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Posted on September 21, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Importance of Self-Control

Years ago, a consulting client of mine was in a printing-related industry. The two partners had lots of opportunities within their industry, many of which were strategic to their future.

That’s why I was stunned when I discovered the two partners seriously discussing buying a donut franchise in addition to their business. Fortunately, I convinced them it was a bad idea.

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Integrity Moments

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

An Adventurous Age

Tom Hill, my friend in St. Louis, is an inspiration for many. His sense of adventure at 83 years old is remarkable.

Tom runs fifteen miles each week and he recently registered for a marathon. His Eagle Summit conference inspires hundreds of leaders and Tom travels frequently, encouraging others.

Tom reminds me of Caleb. In

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Posted on September 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Saying No

When I was a new Christian, I struggled with choosing between pleasing friends or pleasing God. A pivotal moment came when my drunken peers at the Graduate School of Banking decided their mission was to get me to a strip bar.

The Holy Spirit convicted me to take a stand. I told them, “No,” and locked myself in the restaurant bathroom until they left.

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Posted on September 18, 2018 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Socializing at Work

Sometimes work can be lonely. Socializing can seem inappropriate, or hard to navigate between the sexes. A Harvard Business Review article reports that “Eighty-one percent of women feel excluded socially at work.”

This revelation can be discouraging, but then I’m reminded of the story in John 4. An ostracized Samaritan woman was at her workplace; a well, drawing water alone.

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Posted on September 17, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A Special Day

When I was a child, September was a big month. In our immediate family, there were three of us with September birthdays.

A birthday is one of the few times in the year to help someone feel special. Holidays are celebrated by all, but a birthday is an opportunity to be personally recognized.

Many insurance practices have been built on remembering a customer or prospects birthday. Employers can also show their appreciation by...

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Posted on September 14, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Five CEO Myths Part V

In the book, “The CEO Next Door,” the authors did a deep dive on survey data to determine what attributes surfaced for successful CEOs. Their findings debunked several CEO Myths.

One myth that the researchers shattered was that “experience trumps all.” Research revealed that first time CEOs were no less likely to meet or exceed expectations than those with prior CEO experience.

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Posted on September 12, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Five CEO Myths Part III

In the book, “The CEO Next Door,” the authors did a deep-dive on survey data to determine what attributes surfaced for successful CEOs. Their findings debunked several CEO Myths.

One of the myths was, “to become a CEO you need a flawless resume.” Instead, these researchers discovered that 45% of CEO candidates had at least one major career blowup that ended a job or was extremely costly!

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Posted on September 11, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Five CEO Myths Part II

In the book, “The CEO Next Door,” the authors did a deep dive on survey data to determine what attributes surfaced for successful CEOs. Their findings revealed some insights that debunked several CEO Myths.

One myth is that CEOS are destined for greatness from an early age. The author’s research, however, discovered that over 70% of the CEOs they interviewed, didn’t set out to becom...

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Posted on September 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Five CEO Myths Part I

In the book, “The CEO Next Door,” the authors did a deep dive on survey data to determine what attributes surfaced for successful CEOs. Their findings revealed some insights that debunked several CEO myths. We will examine a few this week.

One finding that resonated with me was what these researchers discovered about the myth that successful CEOs have a larger-than-life personality. The study re...

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Posted on September 7, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A Burning Passion

My prayers were leading me towards exiting banking to teach business leaders to integrate their faith into their business practices, but I had doubts. God knew I needed affirmation.

So, God sent a bank customer who owned a heating and air business. With “Christian-owned business” embroidered on his shirt, this man cussed profusely as he proceeded to tell me about a scheme to defraud an employee of his out of $3 mill...

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