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Welcome to YOUR New WorkMatters Blog!

Do you need help living your faith at work? Of course you do. We all do! Our new WorkMatters website is our latest effort to provide you with timely relevant resources to help you close the gap between your faith and work.   This new blog is an important component of our strategy to help equip…

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4 Ways Accountability Boosts Integrity

Ever try to change? You know … your routine, so you get more done on your top ten list; your diet, so your health improves; your spending habits, so you owe less and save more; your approach to managing priorities at work, so you achieve greater success. How’s that going? If you’re answer is “great!”…

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Doing Work You Don’t Like Doing

You have elements of your work that you don’t like doing, don’t you? Everyone does. I definitely do. For me, when I have to dig deep into budgets and P&L’s, the air gets real thin. I had a conversation with a leader this week that broke my heart. My friend is a doctor. He is well-known as…

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3 Ways Daniel Teaches Leaders to Boost Their Integrity

Today’s culture encourages a much more relative set of values – a sort of if-it-helps-you-succeed-it’s-okay mindset. While that’s not absolute, it’s enough to be incredibly dangerous. The definition of success can become warped, with an emphasis on short-term financial success at the exclusion of the long-term impact. The victims often include careers, families, relationships, communities…

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How Many Days Do You Have Left?

You travel at the speed of light most days. Your pace is relentless. So here’s my question for you: are you living life on purpose? Or just living life? I have a 15-year-old son going into the 10th grade. His transition to high school and driving has gotten my attention. Recently, I felt compelled to…

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Servant Leadership: For Such a Time as This

The Executive Speaker Series session with Donnie Smith, President and CEO of Tyson Foods, is always a highlight of the Workmatters Institute. This week raised the bar. There was the cool factor of meeting at the Tyson Discovery Center and trying new products for our dinner. There was the talk itself: full of great content about…

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Are You Playing To Win?

It’s 6:00a.m. Seven young professional leaders, a CEO and myself were huddled around a table deep in discussion. The question was, “are you playing it safe? Are you playing not to lose?” On the surface that sounds like a fairly harmless question. These are some serious young leaders, not faint of heart. But the question…

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Leaders Serve – Four Ways to Be a Powerful Servant Leader

As you move up the corporate ladder, take on more responsibility and experience more success, it’s easy to slip into a focus on having more power, more prestige and more money. Our culture encourages that line of thinking and we see plenty of examples around us of people who operate with this focus in their…

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Insights From Father’s Day

We all have a Father. Some of us actually have the incredible privilege and responsibility of being a Father. For many Fathers, this past Sunday was a day of joy. It certainly was for me. But I also find it to be a day of introspection. As I read the p…

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What Is Your Work ROI?

When it comes to our work, culture is a world-class trainer. For example, when you ask people why they work or, more specifically, what is the return on investment (ROI) of their work, the trained responses come rolling out. “My work ROI is my paycheck. My work ROI is enjoying nice material things. My work…

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Insights from Father’s Day

We all have a Father. Some of us actually have the incredible privilege and responsibility of being a Father. For many Fathers, this past Sunday was a day of joy. It certainly was for me. But I also find it to be a day of introspection. As I read the personal words my two sons…

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Leaders Encourage

“Leaders instill courage in the hearts of those who follow. This rarely happens through words alone. It generally requires action. … By going first, the leader furnishes confidence to those who follow.” ~ Andy Stanley, bestselling author and 2014 WorkMatters Leadercast speaker How many times have you found yourself in a situation at work that…

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Becoming a Beyond You Leader

Last Friday, almost 1,900 leaders eagerly filed through the doors of Cross Church in Rogers, Ark. full of anticipation. They had taken a day off work to help themselves become stronger, more influential leaders. 1,900 leaders! I’m still amazed that many men and women care that much about being purposeful with the their lives. This was the…

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Will Your Celebration Honor God?

Did you ever consider the fact that the life of Jesus was filled with celebration? It’s not the first thing that typically comes to my mind. Yet when you read the account of His birth, His life and His resurrection, you can’t help notice that celebration was all around Him. His birth was celebrated with…

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Taking the Lead from God

So many can relate to the Book of Nehemiah because we all face projects of overwhelming proportions today. The obstacles are all too familiar – limited resources, disengaged team members, ruthless competition, naysayers. We had a major insight during one discussion – Nehemiah experienced the same feelings of anger and frustration that you and I…

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To God Goes the Glory

Are you giving credit where credit is due? We know how important it is to ensure that proper credit is given to those who contribute to the success of a project. If someone is not acknowledged, or worse, if credit is given to someone else for another person’s work, it can be very damaging to…

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Why Leaders Need to Trust God at Work

Leaders of all kinds have a lot of demands to meet. How often does the uncertainty of where the energy, resources and time are going to come from cause stress in your life? It doesn’t have to be that way. The problem is that most of us are trying to accomplish it all under our…

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Does My Work Really Matter to God?

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of compartmentalizing our faith – even when we’re in the midst of participating in a Leadership@Work Study. Deep-seated beliefs are sometimes difficult to shake, especially when our culture encourages us to separate our faith from our career or work life. Although there are more and more role…

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