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8 Characteristics of Effective Team Players

Calling Called people have a profound purpose about their lives that flow from a divine perspective. They are not trying to promote themselves, but instead, they support a higher cause. Called people discover something bigger than themselves, a mission, a … Continue reading

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9 Lessons on Why Teamwork Is Needed

We were not built to function well alone. We work best in teams. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”—Helen Keller “A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed … Continue reading

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Followership

Curious. Did you take a college course on how to be a good follower? Ever been to a seminar on how to follow well? What about reading a book on followership? If I’d asked if you had read a book … Continue reading

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Dealing with Your Critics

Supposedly when Robert Fulton was building his steam engine, his wife came to him in his workshop and said, “You’ll never get that thing to work, and even if you do you’ll never be able to get it out.”  Well, … Continue reading

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Responding to the Panic of the Pandemic

In his book Fearless (written in 2009), Max Lucado painted the picture of our fearful generation. He wrote, Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear. They’re talking lay-offs at work, slow-downs in the economy, flair-ups in the Middle … Continue reading

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Thriving in a Crisis: 7 Seeds of Opportunity

John D. Rockefeller was barely two years into his first job when the Panic of 1857 struck. Rockefeller could have become depressed and paralyzed by the unfortunate circumstances of a declining economy. But instead of lamenting the timing of the … Continue reading

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The One Cure for Loneliness

Is it possible to have a million friends on Facebook and countless followers on Instagram but no real friends? Is it possible to go to work surrounded by dozens of people and have no genuine support? It’s not only possible; … Continue reading

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What to do when you are lonely

Every week people go to work surrounded by people. Unbeknownst to many, they are dealing with loneliness. They might cover it over with busyness, jokes, activity, and work, but hiding beneath the surface is the monster of loneliness. Loneliness is … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Practice Servant Leadership

Robert Greenleaf, in the early 70s, coined the term servant leader. He wrote, “The servant-leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. The best … Continue reading

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Service Leads to Blessing

For Jesus, service was not a peripheral issue, not just a neon sign splashing half-truth in a window of self-indulgence. When it came to service, he meant business. Near the end of his ministry, James and John asked to sit … Continue reading

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