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5 Realities of a New Job

  How long has it been since you started a new job? Before you make a job change, and especially if you are changing companies, you may want to consider a few simple truths. I was reminded of these truths this week as a CEO and I shared life stories with our WorkMatters Institute young professionals…

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How to Show Love at Work

Love, as a word, has many different meanings. For example we don’t love our new car the same way we love a family member. In the Greek language, there are many different words for the various kinds of love. Right now, I want to focus on what the Greeks call “agape” or “brotherly love”. Practicing…

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Who Really Gets Credit for Your Work?

There are so many powerful leadership lessons in the Bible! Our last two posts, 5 Work Lessons Learned From Manna and Trusting God with Your Career Even When You Don’t Know Why came from the vast lessons that can be learned from the story of the Israelites wandering through the desert. Let’s look at one…

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5 Work Lessons Learned From Manna 

Once every quarter, I am blessed to invest a couple of hours over lunch with my spiritual mentor. He is a former WorkMatters Chairman of the Board and serves on the leadership team of a large consumer food products company. Last week we discussed a very specific Bible story and I was amazed by the practical…

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Who Produces Your Wealth?

“Money…it’s a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.” Regardless of your age, if you enjoy 70’s classic rock you may recognize this famous lyric from Pink Floyd’s hit song “Money” (forgive the lyric language). Money drives us in so many ways. Some good. Some bad. We need money to live.…

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Why Do You Work…Really?

It’s a pretty logical question. Maybe one we rarely stop and ask ourselves. Why are we working…really? How would you answer the question? Most of us become adsorbed in our day to day. We are consumed by the magnitude of the work. By the desire to succeed. There are financial needs (wants?) that drive us. There is a competitive…

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How to Turn Busyness into Productivity

Isn’t it interesting how busy everyone is today? Perhaps you recap your life in a sentence like this, “Things are crazy busy! I am so behind at work. My house is a mess. I can’t remember the last time I went out with my friends.” Sound familiar? Perhaps you have said or at least thought,…

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The 10 Commandments at Work

This morning my Bible reading plan had me in the Old Testament.  I turned to Exodus 20, and there they were…the Ten Commandments! It had been a while. We are New Testament people. Trying to discern from Jesus and his disciples how to live a worthy life. But God’s word is God’s word. So, I…

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