Advertising: Pleasant Aroma or Bad Odor?

We stretch the truth in a sales pitch. We hide the poor customer reviews. And we tell ourselves, "it's not an outright lie, it's just not full disclosure." That's how business is done, right? But clock out for a moment and ask yourself: Is that the type of person you want to be known as? More importantly, is that the representation of GOD that you want to give to your clients and colleagues?

Tags:  Honesty

Empowering Employees To Thrive

Imagine how liberating it would be for a valued employee to hear a manager say, "I want to help you to become all that you can be." A key trait of successful leaders is giving people the freedom to exercise their gifts, talents and experience. It's a biblical principle with practical implications in the marketplace.

Tags:  Leadership Employees Empowerment

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?"

Tags:  Leader, Leadership

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.

Tags:  Anger