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Quite a number of years ago, management guru, Tom Peters, wrote a book entitled Thriving on Chaos. The thrust was how to navigate the whitewater of constant and ever-accelerating change in a way that brings innovation and greater success. It is a great read and still appropriate for today. I’d like to take a different tack and…

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Leadership is always about the heart and in all circumstances. The COVID19 pandemic is no exception. Nor will it be any different when the virus is passed and we are left in a hybrid (remote/in-person) workforce. So what do you focus on to win, keep, and encourage hearts? Constantly reinforce culture. This is the way…

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It may seem a bit “out of sync” at the moment to discuss moving overseas. COVID-19 and various international reactions to it have virtually shut down international travel and relocation. The result is that many who are committed to taking business into the unreached and restricted areas of the world are stuck in a holding…

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Written by Larry Sharp I was responsible for matters related to a crisis for many years as the VP of a mid-sized mission agency. During that time I faced the challenge of evacuating an unconscious child from a high-risk country, rescuing an imprisoned employee in East Asia, a mega-earthquake in Haiti, famine in Africa, automobile…

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At the heart of all Business as Mission work is the heart of Jesus Himself. And that means creativity and compassion. Never have these things been more needed than right now in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Let’s think about those two BAM characteristics in reverse. Compassion. Jesus was moved with compassion when He…

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Business around the world has been hit very hard by the COVID19 pandemic. Economies in large industrial countries and in developing countries have been wounded and set back. And the Business as Mission ecosystem is not immune. Most BAM companies run on a shoestring budget in good times. There was a shortage of BAM capital…

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Business as Mission and COVID19 2

Crises are tailor-made for Christians to demonstrate the love, ingenuity, and grace of God. If we can recover our wits and turn our focus “up and out,” we can quickly see all manner of opportunities to serve. The “fields are white unto harvest.” The last post was more focused on how to support BAM companies…

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So, like everyone else on the planet, I’m thinking about COVID19 and the destruction it has wreaked on people everywhere. Then, when I can tear myself away from worrying about its effect on me, I find myself asking, “Lord, what can I do for others? How can the BAM ecosystem respond?” Here are some introductory…

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On a day like this, there are some simple things you can do to make it just a bit better. Try them. Add to the list. Step outside and just look around for a minute. Take a deep breath and find something beautiful to look at. Breathe deeply for 2 minutes. Concentrate on your breathing.…

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