“I Know the Plans I Have for You”

Ever since I was a little girl, I always loved math.  Math was my favorite class in school and, while I wasn’t a dedicated student, math came easily to me.  Even in…

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The Smorgasbord Effect in Economics

“So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV) Smorgasbord restaurants, though not as common as in the past,…

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Pursue Your Passion

I was sitting in church recently when our pastor asked several basic questions, “What is a passion for you?” and “Where did it start?”  My mind immediately raced back in time to…

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The Ultimate Entrepreneur

Caldwell, Kallestad, and Sorensen (2014) claim that Jesus was the Ultimate Entrepreneur because He looked at the way things were and refused to allow them to remain that way.  He set the…

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Onboarding – by Choice or by Chance?

“Onboarding starts with satisfying the most basic of Maslow’s psychological needs: belonging. New hires shouldn’t arrive to an empty cube and be forced to forage through corridors searching for a computer and…

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Contentment

We live in an age of mind-boggling technology.  Appliances cook our food in a matter of seconds.  We have transportation that can take us across town in 20 minutes and across the…

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Adapt but Remain Virtuous

“Most CEOs know they have to divide their attention among short-, medium-, and long-term perspectives, but the adaptable CEOs spent significantly more of their time—as much as 50%—thinking about the long term.”[i]…

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It’s Not Just What You Say

“…how we say something is more impactful than what we say.” ~ Darlene Price, Author Well Said, Presentations and Conversations that Get Results It’s not just what you say, but how you…

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What Does an Effective Executive Do?

According to Peter Drucker, effective executives get the right things done.  Is there a secret ingredient to being an effective executive?  Dr. Drucker found little correlation between an executive’s effectiveness and her…

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Feedback and Humility

The manila envelope is staring me in the face, almost daring me to open it.  Final exams are over.  I’ve completed my grading and submitted the students’ final grades to the Registrar’s…

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