Connecting Points

In ALL Your Ways

August 9, 2016

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.   (Proverbs 3:5-7)

Discern God’s will and do it. That is is the essence of the Christian journey. God commands (not asks) us to let Him permeate every aspect of our being, every activity we engage in, with complete trust in His divine guidance—whether or not it conforms to our own reasoning. Yes, it’s a call to submission and surrender, and it will likely cost you some things you hold dear; but, don’t miss the good news here. When we submit to His Lordship in all our ways, He reveals His will and plan to produce the very best for us. Just as God has designed a plan for your life, He has one for your company as well, and you can know what that plan is. In His infinite goodness, He takes all the guesswork out of it.

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The Locker Room: Retreat in Order to Advance

August 3, 2016

The locker room is a place to take a breather in the middle of an intense game, a safe environment that’s shielded from the threats of your competition, a place to re-focus and re-energize so you can return to the field and give your very best.

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A Compelling Vision Isn’t Quite Enough

July 27, 2016

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! -Psalm 133:1

As Christian business leaders, we understand that in all our endeavors, unity and alignment matter. In work, as in life and ministry, unity is vital for long-term team development, success, and fruitfulness. Accordingly, we put time and effort into carefully-crafted mission statements and well-articulated core values. We “write the vision down and make it plain” in the employee handbook, display our values on the walls, and train new hires in the shared language of our corporate culture.

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Renewal or Redundancy? Write Your Own Game Plan

July 11, 2016

Businesses and organizations have used key performance indicators (KPIs) for decades to determine how well they’re tracking toward goals. These metrics typically evaluate success through quantifiable data, and can be used across multiple areas of business such as sales, marketing, supply chains, and finances.

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Have You Stopped to Check Your Tread?

July 7, 2016

Running your business is a lot like embarking on a long road trip. You plan, prepare, and commit a season of your life to persevering on, no matter what the journey brings.

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Are YOU the Bottleneck?

July 6, 2016

He was a strong, visionary leader and expert manager who navigated what is arguably one of the greatest organizational turnarounds in human history. A staggering number of people followed his leadership into an unknown and uncertain future. He was their instructor, counselor, and arbiter. He was a major player in their greatest successes. His name was Moses, and at the height of his leadership tenure, he unwittingly became the bottleneck to his followers’ growth and his own effectiveness. If what follows shines light on an area of challenge for you, know that you’re in good company.

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Leadership and Stewardship: Developing Habits to Sharpen Your Impact

June 29, 2016

Leadership and stewardship go hand-in-hand. Business success alone is meaningless — it’s how you use that success to make a positive impact on people and advance God’s kingdom that truly matters.

Too often, Christian business owners and CEOs try to separate their business leadership from their Christian ministry, assuming they can do well in both without integrating them together.

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The C12 Group Receives Best Christian Workplace Certification

June 21, 2016

The C12 Group, the nation’s largest organization of peer advisory groups for Christian CEOs and executives was honored as a Certified Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. BCWI is an international non-profit, research-based, organizational development and human resources consulting firm with a vision to see Christian workplaces set the standard as the best, most effective places to work in the world.

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Are You Pulling All the Weight in Your Business?

June 8, 2016

Your team is capable of achieving powerful results when given the tools to function as a unit. This follows God’s design for men. He didn’t intend for any individual to carry the load alone, but for many to unite with shared vision and purpose.

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Recession Proof Your Business

May 25, 2016

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. 

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