The Workplace Culture Flying Nannies Won’t Fix

More thoughts on the work of women in particular today. This article from the New York Times is from 2015, but the problem it talks about is perennial: A PRIVATE equity firm announces it will pay for both your baby and a nanny to fly with you when you travel for business until the baby’s [Read More…]

Business Travel: When to Bring the Kids and When to Leave Them Home

A little while ago, my faith-and-work-movement colleague Jeff Haanen of the Denver Institute published a great post on his personal blog called “Business Travel Have You Exhausted? Bring a Kid.” It contains good advice on how bringing along a kid on a business trip can actually help you see the world through new eyes, avoid [Read More…]

The Cure to Our Culture’s Cancer

 By David Spickard, originally published in August 2016. Jameel McGee was walking out of a store in Benton Harbor, Michigan after he had just picked up a few items on his way to meet his newborn son for the first time. Andrew Collins was a young Benton Harbor police officer looking to make an arrest. [Read More…]

You Don’t Need More Free Time

So says the New York Times in a recent article by Cristobal Young. Do you agree? AMERICANS work some of the longest hours in the Western world, and many struggle to achieve a healthy balance between work and life. As a result, there is an understandable tendency to assume that the problem we face is [Read More…]

VIDEO: How important is teamwork to success?

Words of wisdom from Bonnie Wurzbacher about how important teamwork is to success. 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 a wonderful [Read More…]

Cocooning is Hazardous to Your Spiritual Health

By Bill Peel The term “cocooning” was coined by trend forecaster Faith Popcorn to describe Americans who were socializing less and hunkering down at home to protect themselves from the harsh realities of the outside world. This trend fed a burgeoning do-it-yourself industry and sparked home-entertainment innovations, such as video game systems, rec rooms, and [Read More…]