Whether toddlers or 20-year employees, the reality is that conflict is inevitable. It’s not if, but how, you deal with it that defines you. There are four kinds of conflict-resolving people: The Wimp, The Driver, The Accommodator and The Winner.Read More >
This year’s 2015 Best Christian Workplaces list identifies organizations where employees experience healthy, even flourishing workplace cultures. The employees in these organizations find the work they do to be so meaningful and transformational they are willing to go the extra mile. The rich day-to-day relationships and fellowship experienced are particularly meaningful. Results indicate employees in our Certified organizations contribute more of their energy, creativity and passion on their job, according to Al Lopus, President of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI).Read More >
One of the key aspects of my job is making great hires. I look at our staff of 120-plus employees and I thank God every day for the stories behind the people.
While a lot of elements go into hiring, I have found 6 overarching values that drive hiring.
ITASCA, IL — Recent research by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its Religious Practice (Benefits Division), shows religious employers throughout the country are facing a common challenge: aligning benefits cost containment strategies with organizational goals. So say the more than 1,800 organizations which have contributed to the 2014 Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey. The […]Read More >
In a recent study performed by professors at Stanford University and Harvard Business SchoolRead More >
There are six reasons for a reprimand … 1) Values are disregarded. Your business or team might have a high value of being on time to meetings. If this is violated multiple times, it could easily be reason for a reprimand. 2) Rules have been broken. Your teenager knows his curfew, yet violates it regularly. […]Read More >
“The single most important thing great companies did that good companies didn’t was make superb people decisions.” That was from Jim Collins at the Catalyst West conference last year. Collins is one of my favorites — OK, my favorite — author on leadership from a business perspective. The research his team has done over the […]Read More >
I hate the word “staff” because it’s a rather mechanical, de-personified way to refer to those who feel called the serve the Lord and His Church in a special way. But, you know what I mean. In my experience, churches (and each individual Christian) have a view of staff — a culture — that might […]Read More >