The Spiritual Value of Wasting Time at Work


I was on speaker phone the other day with a colleague, Bruce, closing up several items regarding some new deal activity. After five minutes or so, the business part of our conversation was over, so I fired up my computer, opening several application windows in anticipation of the call winding down. Hello, excel! Hello, email! Good day, internet! [Read More...]

Are You Supposed to Know ‘God’s Will’ for your Job?


The other day my friend asked a rather blunt and personal question: “Do you think it is God’s will for you to be at the company you’re with right now?” What I wanted to say was, “Well, duh. I’m working there, aren’t I?” In other words, how else could I have possibly ended up in [Read More...]

Feeling Beat Up at Work? Three Great Ways to Manage Yourself Through the Stress


A friend confided that, lately, he goes home from work every day feeling like a failure. He is in charge of a sales organization that has been slipping ever since he took over a few months ago. The pressure from upper management is tremendous. It seems like everything is stacked against him – the tough [Read More...]

Is Prayer Just Too Boring?

Timothy D. Wilson, Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, helped write "Just think: The challenges of the disengaged mind."

New Study Suggests Prayer Is So Boring People Prefer Painful Electric Shocks It has been a weird few weeks in the news regarding prayer. Folks got riled up over 15% discounts for public prayer in a North Carolina restaurant, over the end of the discount for public prayer in the same restaurant , over exercise groups praying [Read More...]

You Can’t Compete with Grace

I recently attended a Strategy conference featuring some fancy Harvard Business School professors at a swanky California seaside hotel. During one of the luncheons, I struck up a conversation with the gentleman seated next to me, a sturdy-looking man who worked for a large charity organization in the Midwest. The word “Grace” was prominently emblazoned [Read More...]

Got the Job, But Not the Dream. Now What?


After two years of unemployment, my friend Mark finally landed a sales job. It’s not exactly what he had in mind as a seasoned management professional, age 52, but after dozens of leads and rejections, this appeared to be the only game in town. I usually run into Mark when I hit the local Starbucks before [Read More...]