No CEO or business owner likes to think about a recession, but in the current economic climate, it is vital to be prepared for the worst. However, you don’t have to look at this as doomsday planning; consider it proactive stewardship: a forward-thinking approach to ensure you have the tools in place to thrive through even the most challenging financial conditions. Before expanding your toolbox, you must look at what’s currently inside — everything from capital to strategic plans. This interactive self-evaluation document will help you analyze where you stand while applying Biblical principles to your most important business needs.
It can be lonely out front. As an Owner, CEO, or Executive, everyone looks to you for the answers, direction and confidence. You can discuss your leadership struggles with friends, but do they really understand the challenges you face, and live them out daily? Do you have a group of peers who share the same Biblical worldview and eternal perspective encouraging and challenging you?
Good leaders know that business success boils down to two things: thought and action. Healthy perspective and intentional operation create an environment where people are motivated to contribute, building the kind of culture that is required for a prosperous future.
The C12 Group, the largest and fastest growing Christian CEO and Executive roundtable organization, announces the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Mike Sharrow as Chief Executive Officer and President. Don Barefoot, C12’s longtime CEO and figurehead announced his desire to step down earlier this year after a decade of dedicated and distinguished service to the company. Sharrow assumes the title effective May 1st, 2016.
An employee was caught stealing. A supplier has grossly over-promised to gain our business. A customer is late paying their bill, again.
We know we can’t sit in our offices and read the Bible all day. We’re called to work diligently as stewards and servants, “as if working for the Lord” (Col 3:23). Daily, we have a unique and powerful opportunity to attest the truth and value of God’s written Word. How we honor God’s Word in and through our work is not as important as actually doing it.
“How can I get my people to do what I want them to do?” As business owners and CEOs, this might be the “eternal question” each of us face in trying to establish a system of management that works — even when we are not personally watching.
As a business owner, your workforce is evolving. The millennial generation, also known as Generation Y, the 80+ million Americans born between 1980 and 2000, are entering the job market in vast numbers. As Baby Boomers retire, business owners need to understand the unique traits of this up-and-coming generation to successfully attract and engage future talent.