Marks Of A Great Leader

By Robert J. Tamasy

I seem to be an information packrat. I collect articles, columns and various notes, and hang onto them for years for future reference, not knowing when or how I might use them. Recently I came across a column from 2005 that appeared in the respected business journal, Forbes. Entitled "Five Marks of a Great Leader," it was written by Paul Johnson, a British historian and author. He asked, "What makes a real leader? How can we recognize one?"

Overcoming Toxic Anger

By Rick Boxx

Years ago, my boss at the time appointed me to chair a taskforce to address a major problem in our company. For me, this became a political landmine, a classic no-win situation. My boss was likely hoping I would protect him from the possible fallout of the taskforce's decision, but I did not.

The Need For A Personal ‘Margin Call’

By Rudolfs Dainis Smits

The word "margin" has many meanings and applications. Even for the workplace. The Merriam-Webster dictionary, for example, says it can mean, a bare minimum below which or an extreme limit beyond which something becomes impossible or is no longer desirable. It can mean the difference between profit and loss. If equity in your account - value of securities minus what you owe the brokerage) - falls below the maintenance margin, the brokerage can issue a "margin call." This forces the investor to either liquidate his/her position in the stock, or add more cash to the account.

Accumulating Experience

The following was written by David Campaigne, a Senior Private Wealth Advisor located in Ronald Blue & Co.’s branch office in Baltimore, Maryland.

Living in such a consumptive world, I think it’s very easy for us to value material possessions. This is not a trend that Christians are immune to. In a great book titled “A Trip Around the Sun” by Mark Batterson and Richard Foth, these words leapt off the pages when I read them:

“Most of us spend our trips around the sun accumulating the wrong things. Possessions are a dime a dozen. Experiences are the currency of a life well lived.”

Why Does God Allow Evil?

By Rick Warren

This is the crisis we're in: God's light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness ... because they were not really interested in pleasing God. John 3:19 (Msg)

The horrific mass murder of innocent Americans on 9/11/01 left all rational people shocked, angry, grief-stricken and numb. Our tears flowed freely and our hearts carried a deep ache.

Working Through Vocational Transition

By Jim Langley

Several of my friends have been dealing with new directions in their work life. These are not individuals just starting their careers, but mature workers who have given much to their respective companies for a good part of their lives. Some received substantial severance packages appropriate for their time of service, but even "golden handshakes" cannot take away the uncertainty of what lies ahead.

Success In The Marketplace Is A Team Sport

By Robert J. Tamasy

To find a template for success in today's workplace, we need look no farther than the human body. Illness and disease are often the result of one part of the body not functioning as it should, or not functioning at all. Imagine an otherwise healthy body without a beating heart, or a brain directing the systems of the body. Even if all the other organs were fully functional, life without even one of the major organs would not be possible.

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