Scared of Layoffs? Take Some Advice from Jesus.


Guest Blog posting today by Executive Leadership Coach, Dr. Stephen Payne. Even with a steady job, this recession is a real test of my faith. Just how will we all get through it? I know that some of the business leaders I coach are very worried about the future of their businesses. It seems that [Read More...]

Respect the Right People


Guest post by leadership coach and author, Dr. Stephen Payne. Charlie comes walking towards me waving the Business Section of the New York Times. “Our bank is going bust,” he says. “We’re being taken over by the government bail out. The people from Treasury are in our head office already. That’s it; we’re done for.” [Read More...]

Who Would Jesus Fire?


I have to fire Todd. His leadership performance has tanked for the past few years and I’ve had enough. Plus, I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. Todd has been running one of our smaller business units - the one we never really cared about because it was so insignificant, [Read More...]

Are You Feeling Stupid At Work? I’m Here to Help.


A while ago I posted an article called, “It’s Okay to Feel Stupid Sometimes.” In it I said that sooner or later, most of us will eventually run into a situation where we are in over our heads. And for a while, we will feel stupid. Being a sympathetic and encouraging career advisor, I went even further [Read More...]

When Jesus Was a Consultant


I worked as a management consultant for fifteen years before settling down with the company I am currently with. Like attorneys and used-car salesmen, consultants are subject to their fair share of derision and ridicule. I honestly couldn’t tell you why, since it is such a fine and upstanding profession, but I hear it all [Read More...]

God, Paradox and the Science of Grace (Part 1)


My CFO, Drew, and I have coined a term that we use quite a bit at the office. It’s called “Business Sovereignty.” Drew and I are making decisions and taking risks every day as we are running the company, but we believe that it is God who works it all out one way or the [Read More...]