Yes, your numbers certainly matter as a Christian in business
I was reading this article on My Christian Daily recently by church consultant and former Lifeway CEO, Thom Rainer, which, as a businessperson and not a ministry leader, really spoke to me. Thom refers to the importance of numbers and why churches need to keep a close eye on their numbers – both their revenue […]
How to handle betrayal in your career
The entertainment industry can be a treacherous place to build your career. The stories of betrayal and backstabbing abound. Without describing details, I’ve found that no one is immune to it – even if you’re working among Christians. It’s a tough life and everyone feels like they’ve got to protect their back to “make it” […]
As a Leader, the Window for Change Is Closing
If you’re a leader, you know just how hard it is to get people to change. There’s a joke in Baptist circles that if you want to plant a new church, just change the color of the carpet, and half the church will split off and start a new one. I wrote my book Jolt! […]
Is your opportunity actually right in front of you?
Many people are amazed by those who are successful in business. Many treat it like it is a science, or there is a secret code that has to be unlocked with a special key… which is only reserved for a select few. I have watched interviews on Youtube with business people where the interviewer is […]
Want success in your business? Sure, but how badly?
I come across a lot of people with pretty good ideas. While their ideas aren’t quite the next Facebook or Google, they certainly have plenty of potential. With the right mix of hard work and dedication, plus a lot of prayer, their ideas might just stick. Recently, I was at a weekend away with one […]
Is there a ‘silver bullet’ to gaining business success?
We used to have a great staff member on our team, but he was always pressing – and pressuring – me to come up with a “silver bullet” in our business to accelerate growth. His role was made easier with the bigger our network was and thus the more traffic our websites attracted. In his […]
When you’re going where you haven’t been will you ask for help?
We have a large tree on the corner of our property that at about this time of each year, it loses every leaf on it. If the wind blows from the north, the leaves land in the pool, but if the wind is from the south, then they go all over the sidewalk. The wind […]
If people don’t believe in your dreams, it’s all good. Even Rupert Murdoch got laughed at
I watched a great tele-series on TV sometime back about the two titans of the Australian publishing and media industry. The Murdoch and Packer families have been household names in Australia for decades, as the two families controlled rival TV and newspaper companies, which were both publicly listed. Rupert Murdoch had to take over his […]
Failure will happen, but it’s not final
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”—Romans 3:23 (NIV). Fearing failure, I waited almost a year after becoming eligible before I took my driver’s test. I was getting ready to enter college when I took a leap of faith. Passing the written part didn’t bother me. It was the fear […]
Is it time for you to give up?
“Winners never quit”, we are told. This is a saying we have all heard many times, but is it entirely true? Many years ago, I knew a couple that were trying so hard to make their business work. The harder they worked, the less successful they were becoming. Knowing them quite well, I gave them […]
Today might be covered; what’s next for your business?
My wife and I had three children very close together. Consequently, when they were little, we ended up buying piles of DVDs to keep them occupied – and us sane – on those long days before pre-school and school. At the time, the kid’s group our kids loved the most, The Wiggles, made the majority […]
The Secret to Building Great Teams
1. We don’t understand what teams are for: Leaders make decisions. Teams execute decisions. Simple as that. Stop delegating decision making to your team. That’s your job. In military terms, a team can decide how to take the hill, but it takes a leader to decide which hill to take. 2. Stop valuing everyone equally: […]