Great Writing on Work and Faith hosts “Everyday Conversations About Work, Life, and God.” Recently, The High Calling features some of the best articles on work written in 2011. I would encourage you to check them out.

You Are More Than Just a Job Title

by Bradley J. Moore

When I was 29 years old I interviewed for a business development position as a step up from my current job. Although it offered more career opportunities, the title wasn’t any different: “Account Manager.” Read more +

How to Deal with a Difficult Colleague

by Glynn Young

There are times at work I feel like flypaper. I attract difficult colleagues. They were hired because someone knew someone. Or they were expert at interviewing, but not actually doing work. Or they know that some organizations prize political skills over getting actual work done. Read more +

Back to the Mines: Why Do We Stay in Bad Jobs?

by David Rupert

I’ve worked my fair share of bad jobs, in poor working conditions with terrible bosses. And I kept going back every day. I look back at some of those jobs and wonder why in the world I stayed? Read more +

Professional Persona vs. Christian Character

by Debbie Simler-Goff

Whether we realize it or not, most of us project a persona that is evaluated by those we work with. And we in turn evaluate and react to the personas of others. This got me thinking. If our professional persona is so important, what role does our faith play in it, if any? Read more +

Character, Competency, Chemistry, & Chicken: An Interview with Dee Ann Turner, VP at Chick-fil-A

by Mark Russell

Dee Ann Turner has worked for Chick-fil-A for more than 25 years and currently serves as Vice President of Talent. In this interview, she discusses how she found her “high calling,” how she works at Chick-fil-A to help people be their best, and what it means when Chick-fil-A says that their mission is to “glorify God.” Read more +

Why Is Work Important? (Video)

by Doug Barr

Doug Barr, the CEO of Goodwill Southern California, recently spoke with us about why work is important as part of our new video series “60 Seconds to Significance.” Barr lists work as one of the top three most important parts of life, behind a strong faith and healthy relationships. Read more +

The Work of a Retailer

by Shopgirl

You see Mrs. Benevenudo’s beautiful eyes first—blue, smiling eyes pooled with tears.“Hello, honey. How are you today?” Her gracious Texas accent and comforting demeanor pull me in every time. But those eyes…  Read more +

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