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Posted on April 25, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Building a Workplace Community Part IV

Karyn Twaronite’s research on workplace community mentioned in Harvard Business Review provides practical tips on how to check-in with colleagues effectively. One of her tips was to check bias at the door.

When checking-in with a colleague, the discussion may turn to subjects that are challenging. Because of bias, we may not have ears to hear other people’s viewpoint.

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Posted on April 24, 2019 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Building a Workplace Community Part III

Karyn Twaronite’s research on workplace community discovered that 39% of respondents feel the greatest sense of workplace belonging when their colleagues check-in with them periodically. Her Harvard Business Review article provides practical tips on checking-in with colleagues effectively.

One tip was to seize the small opportunities to connect. A simple, “How are you doing?” can start conversati...

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Posted on April 23, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Building a Workplace Community Part II

Karyn Twaronite, in a Harvard Business Review article, shared some great insights about building a sense of community in the workplace from her EY Belonging Barometer study. Her research discovered that 62% of individuals surveyed look to their home for their greatest sense of belonging, but second to the home was the workplace at 34%.

Since a large percentage of the population sp...

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Posted on April 22, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Building a Workplace Community Part I

In a Harvard Business Review article, Karyn Twaronite, shared some great insights about building a sense of community in the workplace from her EY Belonging Barometer study. This study concluded that when people feel like they belong at work, they’re more productive, motivated, engaged and 3.5 times more likely to contribute to their fullest potential!

Unfortunately, their study disc...

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Posted on April 19, 2019 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Carrying Your Cross Part III

In this series we’re examining what we can learn from Jesus’ last week on earth in helping us address trials. There’s a saying that we are either heading into a trial, in a trial, or exiting a trial.

Jesus spent three days in the grave before His resurrection. He was victorious over death, but just like Jonah, he spent time in reflection and rest after his trial before pronouncing victory and moving for...

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Posted on April 18, 2019 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Carrying Your Cross Part II

In this series we’re examining what we can learn about addressing trials from Jesus’ last week on earth. There’s a saying that we, as Christians, are either heading into a trial, in a trial, or exiting a trial.

No one will experience a worse trial than when Jesus was beaten and crucified, yet Jesus persevered and looked to the future. Jesus could have stopped the crucifixion.

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Posted on April 17, 2019 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Carrying Your Cross Part I

As followers of Jesus we are all either headed into a trial, in a trial, or exiting a trial. Each of us have a cross to carry just as Jesus did.

In the first phase of heading into a trial we can look to Jesus’ triumphal entry. As Jesus entered Jerusalem the streets filled with people praising him as the Messiah.

But Jesus knew that days later this same city would cruci...

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Posted on April 16, 2019 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Napoleon’s Pomp and Circumstance

Kathy and I recently viewed the Napoleon exhibit at our local art museum. One of the themes that stood out to me was Napoleon’s extreme efforts to shape the people’s perceptions of him, and of his kingdom.

At 5’4” inches, and being bullied as a child, Napoleon was believed to have had an inferiority complex. Napoleon invested tremendous amounts of money and...

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Posted on April 15, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Tax Compliance

In a 2017 IRS Study, 88% of Americans agreed with the statement that it is not acceptable to cheat on their taxes. Since they were responding to the IRS, we need to discount their responses.

However, according to an article by The Atlantic, America’s voluntary compliance rate still scores higher in tax compliance than most nations.

Taxes are paid when there is strict compliance or...

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Posted on April 12, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Capital Expenditures

A recent article by Investopedia states, “The process of budgeting for capital expenditures is essential for a business to operate and grow from a sound financial position.” When considering growth, added capacity, new facilities and the like, it is important to make financial preparations to ensure the organization can handle the financial implications of the changes.

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