Month: August 2019

Coffee, Communication and Culture (A Business As Mission success story*)

Last week I enjoyed a conversation with a person I came to know more than fifteen years ago, soon after she graduated with a degree in international business.  She had worked her way through college working at Starbucks. At my recommendation, she then joined a team working in a former Soviet dominated country in central …

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Thriving vs Surviving: Building Skills and Support for BAMers

The Business As Mission website continually has excellent blog writers with comments which are practical and thought-provoking in nature.  A recent series on “pressing issues” has included a guest author writing on “Building Skills and Support for BAMers”.  I encourage all of our readers to read this series, and also to become a regular reader …

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First, Break all the Rules – Part 2: (Tips for Business As Mission companies)

Last week in Part 1, we highlighted the twelve “measuring stick” questions that every manager needs to focus on so each employee in the business can provide an affirmative answer.  The twelve questions resulted from the robust research developed by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman1.  Business As Mission companies are no exception; in fact, BAM …

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First, Break all the Rules – Part 1: (Tips for Business As Mission companies)

On May 4, 2019, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, someone broke the rules – it was the winner, Maximum Security who was disqualified for interfering with other horses around the final turn.  The second horse, Country House, was declared the final winner.  It was the first time in the history of the …

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