is your culture transforming or deforming people?

Organizational culture is currently a hot topic and it should be in my opinion. Much is being written about the challenges of developing a healthy organizational culture, but I am not sure that I am seeing much change. Organizational culture is important, of course, because it has been shown to have a direct impact upon … Continue reading is your culture transforming or deforming people?

3 Priorities for Hiring Good Team Members

When adding people to your organization. Look for these three things (in the order listed!): Character Chemistry (organizational fit) Competency Talent doesn't matter if there is a deficiency of character or the person does not fit your culture.  

what is your style of leadership?

Good Monday morning to you! Beautiful fall weather here in northeast Indiana. What is your leadership style? The Visionary? - communicating a compelling vision of the future? The Inspirer? - helping people to see their potential? The Team Leader? - pulling people together to work for a common goal? The General? - leading from the … Continue reading what is your style of leadership?

3 C’s of hiring

"We hire people for what they know and then fire them for who they are." * Peter Drucker said in one of his many books that of ALL the decisions that an executive makes, the people decisions are the most important. Jim Collins in his book Good to Great emphasizes the importance of exercising discipline in … Continue reading 3 C’s of hiring

compassionate leadership – a new idea?

"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves."  - 1 Peter 2:3 ". . . You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like … Continue reading compassionate leadership – a new idea?

a cup of coffee and a story

Do you enjoy a good story? Most of us do. In fact, stories have been the way we have handed down traditions, learned about our families and where we came from which helps us to know who we are, stories communicate values, what is important, stories tell of love, joy, hurt and despair. Stories are … Continue reading a cup of coffee and a story

a chat with my father

Good morning - we are back in the Midwest after almost a week in the much warmer South. Our primary reason for going was to attend the wedding of my sister's son, but it also gave us time to visit with my parents as well. During these past days, I had the opportunity to visit … Continue reading a chat with my father

Questions About Relationships

Good morning - it's a crisp beautiful morning! The sunrise is beautiful. Spring is a wonderful time of the year. When it is all said and done, the thing that really matters the most to us, the thing that causes us the most hurt and joy in our lives, and the thing that most impacts … Continue reading Questions About Relationships

What Comes First?

Good morning! Beautiful day today!!  Well, we began Revival Week here at Life Action Ministries last night with a great service. This is a time that we set aside for our entire staff to gather from across the country, Canada and now the Dominican Republic, to focus on the Lord and to see Him do … Continue reading What Comes First?