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Challenges of Finding and Keeping Talent By Zándra Bishop

Talent Will Take You from Surviving to Serving Many mid-sized and smaller organizations are understaffed which causes them to lose good talent, decreased productivity, and lowers their ability to scale upward for mission growth. Most are not serving or advancing because of this cycle. Big businesses are suffering from this as well post-pandemic. Difficult times…

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Technology, Culture, Science, and Beyond By Ron Frey

How is your foresight on technology, culture, and science? As the leader of a Christian ministry, how well are you keeping up to date on where technology, culture, and science are taking us right now?  Electronic Tech Evolution Elon Musk’s company, Tesla, is named after the famed inventor Nikola Tesla, born in 1856. He was…

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Curiosity As A Superpower By Zándra Bishop

Is curiosity your superpower? IThe expression “Curiosity killed the cat,” is contrary to the ideology of human behavior and survival. I have been inquisitive and my entire life. I have always had the desire to know how things operate. Some encouraged me while others were discouraging. However, when building meaningful relationships, especially within organizations, people…

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A Flourishing Culture By Al Lopus

Finding the Way to a Thriving and Flourishing Culture “Hope International had a purpose-driven and highly engaged culture,” says Peter Greer, CEO. “But I sensed that it was diluting rather than reproducing as we entered a season of accelerated growth. We recognized the importance of culture, but we didn’t know how to accurately gauge it—or…

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Creating a Sabbath Culture By Alec Hill

Five Practical Ways to Create a Sabbath Culture Creating a Sabbath culture leads to transformation. When I joined InterVarsity, I was overwhelmed by the piety of my fellow staff. They prayed diligently, studied scripture fervently, and took solitude retreats regularly. But there was one area that was seriously amiss – an almost cavalier disregard of…

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Developing a Generous Culture By Brian Kluth

A Generous Culture Has Generous Givers and Giving! To develop a generosity culture, it is important to understand these five spiritual practices that are needed to help grow generous givers and giving. 1 – INSTRUCT with Scriptures Generosity and financial teaching, particularly in a church should focus on the Bible – not the budget, bills,…

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The Blessing for Those Who Mourn By Mark L. Vincent

Claim the Blessing for Those Who Mourn   Today I claim the blessing for those of us who mourn, that we might be comforted. Watching a news report the day after Barack Obama’s first-term inauguration, I heard a fashion critic commenting on the choices of Michelle and daughters as they dressed for the inauguration and the…

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Build Your Culture on Trust By Al Lopus

  Three Commitments to Create and Sustain Trust At Best Christian Workplace Institute (BCWI), we have found three commitments outlined in Robert Shaw’s book, Trust in the Balance, Lead with Character In order to earn organizational trust, the leadership needs to fulfill their obligations and commitments. Promises and good intentions are not enough; trust requires…

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Move Away, Toward, and Beyond By Mark L. Vincent

    What changes when you move in a different direction? The way you move could reveal where you stand today. I’ve not put any headers on the three columns, above. There is something in me that resists labels and categories at this cultural moment. They all too easily end up in name-calling. You might…

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Culture Over Vision or Mission By Doug Mazza

The Culture far outweighs an organization’s vision or mission. Your culture is more important to your success than your vision or mission. All sustainable success requires a great culture. “May the God who gives endurance, and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one…

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