Is It Possible To Over-Manage Your Time?

Over-manage time

I know you have experienced this before.  You are knee-deep in a project, thought, or even a day dream and someone knocks on your office door.  Startled, you curtly ask what the offender wants or needs from you.  They sheepishly respond that it was nothing important and say they will come back later.  Maybe they are bold enough to say they wanted to talk with you about a subject, but you tell them it is not a good time.  You will get back to them later…but you don’t.

Do You See Work as a Platform or a Prison?

Too many Christians see their work as a prison.  It is a required part of their week, but it is not something they enjoy.  When asked for their reasons, the answers vary, but there is a recurring theme. Most view their work as a necessary evil instead of a source of joy and an opportunity for impact.  Very few would consider their work as a platform.

3 Distinct Differences Between Knowledge And Experience

Knowledge vs. experience

I recently had an extended conversation with a business professor at Point University, a local Christian university, about what makes their program different from other business programs.  Of course, one obvious difference is the Christian perspective that is central to their mission.  However, he went into more detail about another attribute that addresses the gap between knowledge and experience in business.

Is Your Work Meaningless?

Meaningless Work

Have you ever been to the beach on vacation? One popular activity with children is to build sand castles down near the water. You will sometimes find the parents helping them, but more often the parents are sitting back watching or reading a book. I believe it is a subconscious dislike of meaningless work that causes this. Have you considered that?

Preach Like Billy Graham: 10 Ways To Live Out A Sermon At Work

Preach like Billy Graham

A couple of great friends of mine visited the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove for a Corporate Chaplains training conference. One of them told me about the various displays at the center and the interesting facts about Graham’s ministry. As he talked, I thought about how I would love to have the impact that Billy Graham has had for eternity.

Is Your Reputation Truly Accurate?

Accurate Reputation

Anyone in business knows that having a good name is important.  The reputation of a business can have a significant impact over time.  I have written multiple times about the importance of a good name. The same is true for us as individuals – especially as disciples of Jesus.  What would you do then, if Jesus confronted you about your “good” reputation?

Are You Worthy Of Their Trust?

trust

Sitting on the balcony overlooking the beach on Fathers’ Day yesterday morning, I witnessed a seemingly insignificant event. It grabbed my attention. I think it was because of recent and recurring headlines around infidelity and broken trust. As I watched pure trust exhibited by a four-year-old little girl, my heart broke for those who have had it shattered or taken away.

Magnificent Opportunity Or Mundane Obligation?

Opportunity not obligation

Have you stopped to take in the view on the side of a mountain road and wished you had such a view all the time? Have you ever been to the beach for vacation and wondered how the people that live there year-round ever get any work done? In fact, the more you notice the people that appear to live there, the more you realize they seem to ignore the opportunity to stare at the view.