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Your Work As A Mission From God

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” – Proverbs 16:3 This week’s video featured Jon Tyson, lead pastor of the Church of the City of New York. Jon shared the revelation he had that all work matters to God and can be used as part of God’s redemptive plan. God…

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We All Win When More Women are in Leadership at Work

The majority of our businesses are missing out on an important resource – women in senior leadership positions. While the numbers have inched up, women still only represent 26.5% of executive and senior level positions and only 5.2% of CEO positions. Why is this an issue? According to a Forbes article, women are wired to have…

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How Good Can Come From Your Mistakes

Making mistakes is no fun. I will never forget one mistake I made very early in my career. At the age of 19, I was a new computer programmer. One of my assignments was to make changes to a system that generated reports for a manufacturing plant. The night the updates went live, the system…

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Dealing with Workplace Politics

Workplace politics … ugh.   Life at work in any size organization is already tough. It’s not easy to navigate competing interests, communicate well and still achieve what’s best for the organization. But when people are motivated strictly by advancing their careers or personal agendas versus  contributing to the organization and the mission of the…

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When You Feel Like You Don’t Fit in Because of Your Faith

Christians today are often better at having a private faith than a public faith. We know how to make our faith deeply personal. But we struggle to make it massively public. There is probably no greater place where we feel the tension between our faith and our culture than at work. Our outlook is different…

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Is Your Work Trying to Define You?

“I have been given fullness in Christ — I lack nothing. I am a daughter of the Most High King; the enemy cannot harm me. If God is for me, who can be against me?” These are a few of the key phrases I verbally speak over myself (almost) everyday on my 30-minute drive to…

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God Rest Ye Weary Gentlemen

The holiday season is a  time of year when we reflect on what the arrival of Jesus means. Jesus came for the weak, the lowly, the burned out and the oppressed. He came to give us rest. Doesn’t that sound nice? Many of us are working 60, 70, or even  80-hour weeks and could use…

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How to Lean on God at Work for Your Best 2018

What does it really mean to bring our best to work? None of us want to be mediocre. Even on days when you’re not feeling your best, I’d venture to guess you still bring all you can to your work. But, even on the days when you’re feeling good, are you truly bringing your best…

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Hope in a Season of Uncertainty

We all face times of uncertainty at work, and they can be especially daunting this time of the year. Maybe there’s a threat of layoffs; perhaps it doesn’t look like you’re going to hit your end-of-year financial goals; or maybe you just found out that a big account isn’t going to come through. Whatever uncertainty…

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How to Survive a Desert Season at Work

Life’s trials are tough, but desert seasons are downright scary – especially when they impact our work. Our identity is challenged, our ability to provide for ourselves and our family is threatened, and any security we may have experienced previously goes out the window. You never know how long it will last, or how it…

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Managing Up in a Way that Honors God

Having a healthy, positive relationship with your boss is critical to enjoying your work, and being effective at your job. But often times, the particular manager you have makes it difficult to have such a relationship. Some managers are stressful to work for, some are obnoxious to you, some are even oppressive to be around,…

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Are You Trying to Do It All Yourself?

Each of us have felt it — we are working on a project that we either feel unequipped, unprepared, or unsupported in our efforts to get it to the finish line. Overwhelmed and alone. But for many of us, we can also experience this same feeling when trying to show our faith through our work,…

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Leading with Love in the Workplace

What does courageous leadership look like for you? Last Friday, at our 3rd Annual Workmatters FORUM, we went deep on this specific topic. Twelve incredible speakers from across the U.S. and around the world helped hundreds of leaders in the room become better equipped with knowledge, skills and vision for leading with courage in their…

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Serving Others at Work

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45 The recent onslaught of bad news can throw the best of us off our game. Add to that the challenges occurring in workplaces all around us every…

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The Hidden Grace of Failure

  “First there is the fall, and then the recovery from the fall. Both are the mercy of God!” -Julian of Norwich Failure is hard. It’s hard because it leaves us fully exposed. Those parts of ourselves that are insecure, driven, scared, and alone are spotlighted in moments of failure. In failure, we find ourselves…

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It’s Time to be Brave and Courageous

For each new day we’re given, we have opportunities to be brave. For some of us, this may mean risking our life for other people or standing up for a cause we believe in. However, for many of us, bravery looks quite different and yet, just as important. Bravery may mean speaking up in a…

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Who is Making Your Decisions at Work?

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18). There is no greater place where the weight of these words are felt than in the workplace. I’ve spoken with countless people who are frustrated with their leadership’s lack of vision, but feel lost in how to change their current situation. So what do you…

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Who Has True Impact on You at Work?

It’s football season — an exciting  time for fans who can’t wait to generously give great players and teams enthusiastic support with their time and shouts of praise. The more successful a player is, the bigger a celebrity and the more people want to see him and get his autograph. But celebrity status is not…

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Speaking Up When Stakes are High

As Christians, we have been blessed by God to be a blessing to those around us, especially in the workplace. God expects us to work toward blessing everyone we work with and serve. But how do we handle situations when potential outcomes and decisions work against our God-given calling and instead harm, exploit, or exclude…

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Is it Monday Yet?!

We’ve all been there — tough days, long weeks, counting down ‘till the weekend begins. And while God established rest from work as a time for us to get re-energized, be still in His presence, and function properly, there’s also this mindset that most of us have fallen slaves to at one point or another…

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