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  • Facing our Fears

    Blog | March 20, 2015

    Fear is everywhere. Turn on the television; pick up a newspaper; listen to the radio. It has a hold on us—one that won’t let go and that we cannot shake on our own. In a world full of uncertainty, it’s accessible and easy grab hold of. And fear, whether we realize it or not, directly affects our leadership. It urges us to trust its uncertainty rather than trusting in the assurance found in Christ.

    We need not search far to see fear’s destructive grip. But there is a better way—one that provides peace and happiness, joy and contentment.

  • One Size Fits All Leadership

    Blog | March 20, 2015

    On this first day of 2015, perhaps you’re already making plans for how you will become a better leader in the New Year.  Did you know? According to Forbe’s Magazine, approximately 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.  Unfortunately, they also estimate only 8 percent of us keep them.

    So what’s the key to success?  It starts by honestly admitting to what hasn’t worked out in the past, and making simple changes to our behavior going forward.

  • When Pride Gets in the Way

    Blog | March 20, 2015

    It’s no secret that pridefulness is an undesirable trait. As children and adolescents, we are taught the importance of humility and reminded what arrogance can do to our hearts and minds. Yes, pride goes before the fall (Proverbs 16:18) — this we’ve been told time and again.

    But pride affects more than the individual, reaching far and wide to those in our circle of influence. This is never more evident than when we hold positions of leadership.

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    Are You Grounded in Reality? (Or Living a Fantasy?)

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 20, 2015

    Imagine going to the doctor because you know something is not quite right, but before any tests are performed or before any careful evaluation is made, you’re sent home with a stack of prescriptions.

    Or, worse yet, imagine being told that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you, so you should just move on and forget about the symptoms you’re experiencing.

  • Our Source of Security

    Blog | March 20, 2015

     The scent wafts past your nose, and you recognize it instantly. A hamburger—juicy, slightly greasy, and smothered in cheese, onions, ketchup, and mustard. Your mouth starts to water, a reaction that happens without prompting. There are certain things in life, like our favorite foods, that we crave just because they look, taste, smell, or feel good. Other things we long for because without them, our lives are little more than lackluster.

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    Permission to Fail

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 20, 2015

    I remember it as though it were yesterday. I was just a few months into my first job and was trying really hard to prove myself. I finalized an advertising project for one of our new products and gave the publication the “green light” to print our two-page ad.

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    The Power of Simple, Concrete and Consistent

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | February 24, 2015

    Vision and mission statements guide most organizations and businesses. Very few, however, are backed with a set of operating guidelines that clearly spell out how they are to be lived in day-to-day activities.

    Lack of these operating guidelines may be the reason why many businesses and organizations are stuck, despite having grand and compelling statements of vision and mission.

    Southwest Airlines is a prime example of an organization that has profited from a set of very simple, very concrete and very consistent operating principles.

  • Faithful to Forgive

    Blog | February 15, 2015

    In the workplace, with its deadlines and unexpected turns of events, employees under pressure are at greater risk of making mistakes. These mistakes may stem from lack of experience or poor judgment.

    Should you fire employees who make mistakes or forgive them? Jesus provided the ultimate example of forgiveness on the cross when He prayed on behalf of his killers, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34 NKJV). This prayer was answered later when thousands of people in Jerusalem were saved on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:41).

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