• Christian Business,  Leaders' Foundry

    Character

    I look at the world around me and I see reasons – loud, obnoxious reasons – why it doesn’t pay to do the right thing. More aptly, how people are not just getting away with doing the wrong thing, but actually being rewarded for it. With it, a sinister lie is creeping into many hearts – it’s useless to bother. Doing the right thing doesn’t pay off so why bother? Doing the right thing is just giving me more grief and problems so why bother? The unfortunate truth is that this is not new. None of it is. Throughout Scripture and human history is evidence of ages where wickedness seemed…

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    Are Healthy Workplaces A Myth?

    How do you deal with workplace stress? Perhaps, I should start with this – do you deal with workplace stress? By dealing, I don’t mean trying to rest it away or fighting for a few days off to relieve the pressure that’s built up. I also don’t mean just quitting the stressful project/job because that doesn’t guarantee that whatever tension you had accumulated up and until that point will magically go away. I mean, actually evaluating the source of your stress as well as the impact it has had on you and finding healthy ways to address it. Toxic workplaces and work cultures are such an unfortunately common occurrence that…

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    The Power Of Kindness

    There’s a lot that happens in life that we have little say or control over. But the one constant in every situation is the choice we have over how we respond to the varying circumstances of life. However powerless certain situations may make us feel, we still have choices. One of them is the choice to extend kindness. Kindness is easily mistaken for weakness but it couldn’t be farther from it. It takes strength to think of another more than yourself. It takes strength to extend grace when what you really want to do is lash out.  It takes humility to realize that you’re living in a glass house of…

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    Workplace Evangelism

    As a Christian, spreading the gospel is a common charge we’re given constantly. Rightfully so, as part of our mandate as believers is to share God’s love with those around us. What was missing for me for many years was the how of it. I understood the need to evangelize. But I didn’t have a clue how to practically go about it. Beyond the cookie cutter templates that are sometimes given, what would it look like for me – an introvert working in a high pressure, super secular environment – to share Jesus. The unfortunate reality is that Christianity comes with baggage for many people. Just because your faith has…