Four Things to Do When You Make a Mistake at Work

by David Rupert Each summer, as a teenager headed for college, I was determined to make as much money as possible. My dad, a roofer, needed the help. There were perks:  free transportation in Dad’s ’52 Chevy, a lunch packed by mom, and a paycheck that didn’t bounce. Reality is, I wasn’t a good roofer. [Read More...]

When the Boss Is a Narcissist

by Christine A. Scheller Narcissists are big idea people, but sometimes their ideas lead to serious consequences. Amidst a growing body of research about the impact of narcissists on the organizations they lead, participants in one study played the role of timber company owners who compete to harvest trees in the same national forests. If the “owners” prioritized short term gains, deforestation [Read More...]

Achieving Greatness

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Back in 2007, I had the pleasure of watching a feat in college sports that may be difficult to ever do again. I’m a big fan of the University of Florida Gators, but regardless of who you like, or even if you’re a sports fan at all, you can appreciate the accomplishments of the Florida sports programs. [Read More...]

When You Think Your Work Isn’t Making a Difference

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by Deidra Riggs We are telling our stories. We sit in a circle, two ceiling fans overhead, one humming silently in spirals, and the other standing still. We can’t figure out how to make the paddles of the one ceiling fan stir up air in this small, blue room with its overstuffed couches and wing [Read More...]

Nice Guys Finish…What?

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by Glynn Young  I’m reading the newspaper one Tuesday morning, and there on the obituary page I see a photo with a story about a local retired executive who had died of cancer. I stared. I could barely comprehend the words. I wrote speeches for this man for four years, some of the best speeches I’ve [Read More...]

The Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment: An Interview with T. D. Jakes

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T. D. Jakes, pastor and businessman, has a long list of accomplishments, growing ever longer. Penguin Group released The Ten Commandments for Working in a Hostile Environment, in which Bishop Jakes speaks practically as both pastor and businessman. In this interview, Jakes talks with The High Calling about being a Christian in the workplace. [Read more...]


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