Category: Leadership

The Leader’s Seven Essential Behaviors

“And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord…” (Col. 3:23a New Heart English Bible) What is it about leaders who execute that makes them different from those who don’t?  For…

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Businesses Positioned as Political Powerhouses

 “Business has long been identified as a moral agent in creating, managing, and resolving the moral challenges of globalization, raising awareness and expectations among stakeholders of business as an integral partner in…

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Getting Things Done

In the book titled Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Bossidy, Charan and Burck (2011) argue that “Execution is the great unaddressed issue in the business world today.  Its absence is…

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Virtuous Businesses — What’s Different?

Within the DeVoe School of Business, there has been ongoing research into how virtuous businesses differentiate themselves in the market.  Most of this research has explored virtuous business practices through interviews of…

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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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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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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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Company Budgets and Strategic Plans: Guidelines or a Straitjacket?

“If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success” ~ Ecclesiastes 10:10 (New King James Version) The DeVoe School of Business has undertaken…

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Toxic Bosses

Examples of poor leadership abound in every industry, government, and community. Unfortunately, toxic leaders have devastating effects on an organization and with every individual they interact. [i]  Often, people become enchanted with…

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