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Where in the World is Jesus Not Lord?

David, the Shepherd-King, wrote that there was no place in creation where God was not present: Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of…
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Two Incredible Little Words

In his fast-read book, The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence, management guru Tom Peters devotes at least 15 of the 163 slots to the same thing—saying, “Thank you.” These words are free and very powerful. Consider: All the money and time we spend on contests and rewards when most people just want…
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Growth Ideas #7: Why?

Many times, I think people get tired of hearing about the “need to grow.” I understand that and have felt that way myself at times. But then I think of the “Why,” “The Cause,” “The Purpose.” For some people, the “Why” behind growing is to make more money. Pure and simple. And, let’s be honest,…
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Every business has a particular rhythm or cadence and the wise leader is quick to figure these out, reinforce them and manage to them. However, they aren’t all the same. Often, due to the rhythm of accounting practices and GAAP, many companies fall into a monthly, quarterly, or annual rhythm. Yet many businesses are actually…
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Growth Ideas #5: Watching the Right Dials

It would not be an understatement to say that we are awash in data. We get reports from all manner of departments through our systems, email, intranet, meetings, conference calls and webinars. Information is everywhere and about everything. If can do it we can measure it and report on it. The result of all of…
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Growth Ideas #4: Deal with Distractions

Companies that grow have learned a simple lesson: focus on the goal and discard distractions. Pure. Simple. Effective. There is no shortage of things to do, listen to, look at or work on. The question is: does that thing advance you toward your desired outcome or pull you to the side, even slightly? Conference calls,…
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