From the archives: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Newspaper Reporters. Let ‘Em Be Actuaries and Optometrists and Such.

What’s the deal with actuaries? Whenever a new list of the best jobs is compiled—like the rankings by Career Cast—they are always near the top of the list. What could really be so great about interpreting statistics to determine probabilities of accidents, sickness, and death, and loss of property from theft and natural disasters?

And why have I never actually met an actuary? Are their jobs so exceedingly awesome that they don’t take time to associate with non-actuaries? [Read more…]

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We have no idea what’s around the corner: part 5 of an interview with Tami Heim

  This post continues our partnership with Ethix, a publication of the Center for Integrity in Business in the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.  Ethix has conducted many inspiring interviews with business leaders, and we’re excited to feature them here from time to time!  Read the previous parts of our interview [Read More…]

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VIDEO: Does God Care About the Work We Do?

Words of wisdom from Bonnie Wurzbacher about whether God cares about the work we do. Wurzbacher was at the time of this video Coca-Cola Company Senior Vice President, Global Customer Leadership and is now Chief Resource Development Officer at World Vision International. This is part of our ongoing feature in this space of clips from [Read More…]

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The remarkable power of simply telling the truth

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!”–Sir Walter Scott The problem with lying is not that it is immoral so much as that it is not efficacious in business or in life. Research increasingly shows that [Read More…]

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Can your work be worship….

….even if you work on a construction site? RightNow Media thinks so: For more, check out the Work as Worship Network site. [Read more…]

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Leading on Gratitude Road

This past week I had the opportunity to share briefly in a chapel service at our school. The theme was thankfulness and gratitude. Whether in the Thanksgiving season or beyond, learning the art of gratitude is important for leaders and followers alike. The Good and the Bad of Future Focus But nurturing a spirit of [Read More…]

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