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Six Principles for Healthy Culture

Six Principles for Healthy Culture

| July 17, 2018

Creating a thriving company culture is essential in developing a great business.  However, most CEOs and business owners focus very little time on developing and designing their corporate culture. In contrast, Jesus, the most exceptional leader of all time spent a significant amount of time developing his corporate culture.  The culture would outlive him and be the […]

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Counting the Cost for Hiring the Right Staff

Counting the Cost for Hiring the Right Staff

| June 14, 2018

Jim Collins in his bestselling book Good to Great declared “you must have the right people on the bus.” The key to having the right people on the bus is to have the courage to drive the bus alone if necessary.  Until you are willing to walk alone you will never build a great staff because […]

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Seven Creative Ways that Practitioners Integrate Business and Mission

Seven Creative Ways that Practitioners Integrate Business and Mission

| May 25, 2018

A defining characteristic of a Business as Mission Company is that it intentionally integrates mission with business. But what does that look like in practice? What are some creative ways that practitioners work out their goals for spiritual impact, alongside their commercial, social and environmental goals? We asked a small group of practitioners to share […]

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Reverse Mentoring: Moving Seasoned, Younger Workers into High Gear

Reverse Mentoring: Moving Seasoned, Younger Workers into High Gear

| April 23, 2018

Reverse-mentoring isn’t a new concept, nor is it widespread, though many companies could benefit from such a program. Pioneered at General Electric some two decades ago, the basic concept is that younger employees have a lot to teach older ones about work-related matters. In some corners of the business world, the idea is broadened to […]

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12 Biblical Principles On Which To Build A Business

12 Biblical Principles On Which To Build A Business

| February 7, 2018

Business leaders often wonder where they can find the best business advice and counsel in order to build their business. Although good business counsel can be found in a plethora of books, there is only one book that contains all of the best business secrets that business leaders need to know to build a successful […]

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4 Characteristics of Team Engagement

4 Characteristics of Team Engagement

| November 14, 2017

Every company has issues. Good companies intentionally uncover those issues and work as a team to make the necessary corrections. Unfortunately, for a lot of us, we don’t ask for help. We justify our decisions, wanting to save time and energy, or maybe we just don’t trust anyone else to make the right decisions. We make a […]

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A Few Simple Questions: A Look at Workplace Personality Tests

A Few Simple Questions: A Look at Workplace Personality Tests

| August 18, 2015

For an employer almost nothing is worse than hiring a promising new employee, spending time and money training him or her, and then having that employee struggle, get frustrated, and quit soon after starting. For most businesses, short staff turnover times are more than just an annoyance, they can mean unhappy employees, dissatisfied clients, and […]

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The Three Key Character Traits for Entrepreneurs

The Three Key Character Traits for Entrepreneurs

| March 6, 2015

Management guru Peter Drucker wrote that “entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art.  It is a practice.”  If that is true, then what are the personal character traits that a person must have to be a successful entrepreneur?  Now there may be an answer to that question, found at an intersection between leading management […]

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The Top Twenty Reasons Business Start-ups Fail

The Top Twenty Reasons Business Start-ups Fail

| February 5, 2015

Failure may be the necessary prerequisite of success that everyone wants to avoid.  According to both Forbes and Bloomberg, 8 out 10 entrepreneurs who start a business will fail within the first 18 months.  Failure seems to be almost a rite of passage.  In the famous words of Thomas Edison, reflecting on his many experiments […]

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Employer Penalty Alert For Reimbursing Employee Health Coverage

Employer Penalty Alert For Reimbursing Employee Health Coverage

| January 9, 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a number of so-called “market reform” restrictions on employer-provided group health plans, starting with plan years beginning in 2014. These restrictions generally apply to all employer-provided group health plans — including those furnished by small employers with less than 50 workers. Even worse, there’s a punitive penalty for running […]

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