On work-life balance and not going to the Asbury Project

  Some of you may remember how for the last two years I’ve spent some time at a conference called the Asbury Project.  It’s a two-day conference focusing on social entrepreneurship and featuring a business plan competition by college and seminary, and it’s held in part at my seminary alma mater, which is less than [Read More…]

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61 Words and Phrases to Eliminate From Your Business Writing Immediately

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. Author Clare Boothe Luce once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Simplicity is one of the greatest and most elusive virtues I am constantly seeking as an entrepreneur, salesman and human being.  It is a skill I constantly look to improve on. [Read More…]

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Why You Should Help Your Best Employees Leave You

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. One of the things I am most proud of as the 20 year owner of my executive sales firm Corporate Rain International is how many employees and associates have left me to take a leadership role at other companies or to start [Read More…]

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Why Being Lazy is Sometimes the Best Thing for Your Business

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. Socrates said, “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” I’m a lazy guy.  I like staring at walls.  I like reverie.  I’m off for a two-week vacation in Santa Fe next week. I’m looking forward to it, but I’m also trying not [Read More…]

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The Business Crisis Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Are Ignoring

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. American entrepreneurship may well be dying a slow and ignominious death. Last year, Leigh Buchanan, editor-at-large of Inc. Magazine, in an article titled “American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing,” quoted John Dearie, EVP for Policy at the Financial Services Forum as saying:  “New [Read More…]

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The Conundrum of Introversion and Leadership

  By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. In her book Killosophy, poet and aphorist Criss Jami says, “Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to hell.” I’m an introvert.  I like to write.  I like to read.  I like to [Read More…]

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