Nov

25

2014

A Powerful Best Business Practice for Thanksgiving

thanks (n) a good feeling you have towards someone who had helped you; an expression of gratitude; 

thanksgiving (n) a prayer that expresses thanks to God; a public acknowledgement or celebration of diving goodness

The Bible is loaded with verses about thanks and thanksgiving. Just look at these numbers. The first number represents “thanks,” the second “thanksgiving,” and the last the total number both are mentioned.

  • English Standard Version 95 / 40 = 135
  • American Standard Version  100 / 32 = 132
  • King James Version   71 / 27  = 98
  • Darby’s New Translation  78 / 33 = 113

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Obviously giving thanks is important to the Lord.

Giving thanks on Thanksgiving is typically a smile and a handshake for our employees and customers. Sometimes it includes gift cards or food.  It always includes a nice prayer over the turkey at meal time.

But this year I challenge you to take your thanks to a higher level!

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Nov

18

2014

How One Company Lives Their Faith Out Loud!

[Chris Patton is the President of Mike Patton Auto Family in LaGrange, GA. Chris also writes the terrific Christian Faith at Work blog (ChristianFaithatWork.com). This post is from my recent face-to-face interview with Chris.]

The Mike Patton Auto Family seeks to honor God through impacting the lives of our employees, customers, and community. 

It’s one thing to say it – another to do it.

Chris Patton and his team at Mike Patton Auto Family is a model company on how to live Christian values at work. As a third-generation company, Chris leads this successful group of automobile dealerships on their values of Integrity, Excellence, Employee Development. Spiritual Growth, and Community Impact.

Here are just four of the faith-driven Best Practices from the Mike Patton Auto Family that you can implement in your company.

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Nov

11

2014

A Prophetic Word On My Future Business Calling

Fifteen years ago when I co-wrote a book with Dr. Joan Brannick, I did not realize that one day a controversial section of that book would become my calling.

In the late 1990’s, it was BOLD to even SUGGEST there were companies who ran their businesses on Biblical principles of excellence. Yet that is exactly what Joan and I did in Finding & Keeping Great Employees, what Fortune magazine honored as one of the best business books of the year!

The Fortune reviewer even said, “At least one terrific and often counter-intuitive idea on every one of its 208 pages.

So let’s go a little retro today as I share an excerpt from the book, how it set the stage for my calling, and how to prepare for your calling.

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Nov

4

2014

4 Ways Christian Business Leaders Must Respond To Agitators

There have been an overwhelming amount of recent attacks against Christians in the marketplace and against our houses of worship.

Think Chick-fil-A. Think Hobby Lobby. Think pastors in Houston. 

Whether from inside or outside your firm, sometime your business will face political, legal, or social pressure to cave in to behaviors that contradict your Christian values.

What can you do?

Here is a short case study in why appeasement never works and four ways Christian business leaders must respond to agitators.

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Oct

30

2014

How a Fast-Growth Firm Lives Their Faith: The GBSI Institute

“Not all travel, but everyone goes.”

GBSI, Inc. is a Pensacola, FL-based information technology powerhouse providing education and training services as well as information assurance solutions to industry and government. For four consecutive years, GBSI is an INC 5000 fast growth private company as well as a “Florida Company to Watch” award winner and more.

More important, GBSI is a best practice 2%er company (for-profit, privately-held, Biblically based) who lives their eternal calling through their non-profit GBSI Institute.

Here is the story of the GBSI Institute, a great best practice in how to integrate your faith through your company.

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Oct

23

2014

What’s the Bible Got to Do With Business?

That was the key question that drove me to read the Bible from cover to cover for the first time in 1987. Until then, I barely picked it up, and frankly, was not living by its standards.

Wow, did I get an awakening!

What’s the Bible got to do with business? Here are just a few of the amazing facts.

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