Sep

20

2014

Wisdom is the Principle Thing, Therefore…

“Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom.” Proverbs 4:7

When the wisest man in the world says to seek wisdom, I think it’s a great idea to do what he says. This is why I am attending the FCCI’s 35th Annual Business Leaders Conference in Amelia Island from 9/21-9/24. 

In addition to attending this phenomenal learning and networking experience, I will:

If you attend, email me at jim@toahigherlevel.com and we’ll meet.

If you can not attend , register here for live simulcasts of the main events and speakers.

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Sep

16

2014

Why Your Opinions Don’t Matter

“So, what do you think about …?”

 opinion (n) what someone thinks about a particular thing

Daily we are bombarded by well-meaning employees, friends, even family, that push us to share our opinions on everything from business issues to the weather.

The truth is, many are looking for ways to trip us up, to disagree with us, to paint us into a corner and show us we are wrong or mistaken. In today’s ultra-competitive business world, sometimes others even set out to embarrass or humiliate us.

Frankly, your opinions do not matter, just like the opinions of the greatest leader of all time.

Here are four keys Jesus taught us on how avoid the opinion trap.

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Sep

8

2014

7 Reasons Christians Must Dominate Our Markets

“What piece of what market do you want to own?”

When I ask this question to executive teams I advise in business planning, I get some puzzled looks.

As believers in business we are called to dominate our markets. Here’s why.

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Sep

3

2014

How Wise Leaders Communicate

[While on vacation this week with my family, I am reposting a select few of your favorite posts. Share and enjoy!] 

“Communication!

Everywhere I speak, communication always tops the list of the biggest problems in any organization, large or small. It was therefore no surprise to us that “communication” topped your list of topics you would most like to see more posts on based on our recent To a Higher Level (TaHL) Impact Survey.

It’s been a real blessing to me (and I hope my clients) that I have a B.A. M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication. This rigorous academic training has served as a fantastic foundation not only for my professional speaking and writing, but also in my coaching and consulting – helping my clients become wiser communicators.

So given my combination of academic and business experience, here are three truths I’ve learned on how wise leaders communicate.

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Aug

28

2014

4 Principles to Overcome Business Struggles

struggle n : a long term effort to do, achieve, or deal with something that is difficult or that causes problems.

All business leaders face struggles. For many, if it weren’t for the struggles, we’d have little to do.

As it comes to our business struggles, the apostle Paul’s approach is perhaps the best:

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

So how can we overcome our business struggles and keep them from overwhelming us?

Here are 4 biblical principles on how to overcome business struggles.

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Aug

26

2014

Where Impact Really Begins

purpose vt. with a specific end in view; not accidental; by design, intentional with a good result or effect

Impact begins with purpose!

A purpose statement answers “why” your organization exists. Through reaching clarity on the “why,” you crystallize the long-term impact you desire to make on your world!

Whether self-employed or owner of a large firm, you and your team need a powerful purpose to reach your maximum potential and impact.

Here are 5 business purpose statements and 5 questions to help clarify your purpose.

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