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…]

The innovation of the early American church

Although it is commonplace today for Christians to create organizations that tackle social problems, that approach was an innovation in the American Protestant church, says one of the nation’s top church historians. This post is reprinted from Faith & Leadership. The American Protestant church’s great innovation was its voluntary organization, but organization alone did not [Read More…]

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The good, the bad, and the Amway: a second post from #AU2016

I’ve now been through the opening banquet and one full day of Acton University, and I have thoughts. Boy, do I ever have thoughts. I’ll try to get some of them into this post. What I’ve done so far: Plenary, Magatte Wade: Wade, a Sufi Muslim and the founder of several businesses, made a passionate [Read More…]

Mindfulness and Losing My Wallet

Winston Churchill once said, “When I look back on all my worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” [Read more…]

What Successful Entrepreneurs and Successful Criminals Have in Common

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. I found this line in a recent John Grisham bestseller.  “Prisons are fascinating places, especially when the inmates are educated white-collar types.” The distance between the criminal and the successful entrepreneur is not so very far.  We both intuitively operate out-of-the-box with [Read More…]

Jubilee Professional

    Jubilee Professional is a unique opportunity to learn from local and global thought leaders as well as practitioners about how to apply biblical truth to our everyday, professional life. For six years, CCO and Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation (PLF) have partnered to produce this unique event to meet the specific interests of men and women who are one, [Read More…]