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“Why Don’t My Ideas Take Flight?”

“Why Don’t My Ideas Take Flight?”

Extraordinary ideas and creative solutions will never take off with perfection at the helm. Why? Perfection is the enemy of great. Seeking to do things perfectly is a surefire way to hold yourself back from being innovative in ways that can lead to...

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Great Requires Letting Go of Perfect

Great Requires Letting Go of Perfect

If you’ve done much reading from the most popular business books, or gotten the Cliffs Notes, you have probably read or heard someone say with great conviction “good is the enemy of great.” The premise is that when we engage in doing work that is good,...

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Is Jesus Relevant Anymore?

Is Jesus Relevant Anymore?

When our words or actions distract and get in the way of people who need Christ’s message of hope and freedom, we need to check ourselves. We need to practice self-awareness so we can understand how we come across to others and make appropriate adjustments....

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Spiritual Maturity Requires No Resume

Spiritual Maturity Requires No Resume

Paul’s writing in the New Testament pulls no punches. And his brutal honesty about his own shortcomings and colored past serve as encouragement for us all. We DON’T need to have it all together to be effective in building the Kingdom of God. A well-written...

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Ever Feel Like an Imposter at Work?

“When is somebody going to wake up and realize I’m really not good enough for this?” Celia Swanson, former EVP, Walmart, constantly doubted her capabilities. Even though she achieved success early in her career, she still struggled with “imposter syndrome.”...

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5 Lessons Learned on Humble Confidence

5 Lessons Learned on Humble Confidence

“I cried so hard a few times I couldn’t see the screen.” These were the words of Donnie Smith, former CEO, Tyson Foods, as he wrote the eulogy to celebrate the life of his close friend and coworker of 30 years, Dennis Leatherby. Dennis, recently retired CFO...

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Leading at Work with Confidence and Humility

Leading at Work with Confidence and Humility

“… Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all...

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