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Make your meetings strategic

March 10, 2018

Matthew Todd is a new IBEC consultant, who has owned his own company and now provides consulting help to other companies.  He used the following in one of his communications last August. Strategic communication begins and ends at the very top of the organization. The leadership teams of the companies I work with, when asked …

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Perseverance in business– it may mean all the difference!

March 3, 2018

I am a winter sports guy, having grown up playing hockey on the cold prairies of western Canada and skiing the Canadian Rockies before they were famously on the world circuit.  It gives me great joy to watch the winter sports in the Olympics and I tend to look for the small things which make …

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To franchise or not?

February 24, 2018

A franchise is defined as the right or license granted by a company to an individual or group to market or produce its products or services in a specific territory. The idea has surfaced from time to time in Business as Mission (BAM) strategizing that franchising has a potential advantage in starting and operating kingdom …

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Emotional intelligence and success in business

February 18, 2018

There are many metaphors in life which provide models for business, both here in North America and in Kingdom businesses abroad.  The recent football season and Super Bowl win for the Philadelphia Eagles provides such a “how to” model for success. My family lived in Philadelphia for 17 years but were not privileged to view …

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What makes a top ranked business leader?

February 10, 2018

According to Comparably’s annual Best Places to Work 2017 list, these are the top ranked CEOs in the U.S. (for large and mid/small companies) this year.1 While startup companies are certainly different in many respects from these sizable companies, much can be learned from these individual’s and the culture which they foster. Marc Benioff, Salesforce …

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Is your Kingdom business one of the “Best Places to Work”?

February 3, 2018

“If you are not investing in your employees, there’s really not much more to invest in. People are first and foremost at PSE,” says Kimberly Harris, CEO of Puget Sound Energy I am always curious when the latest study comes out on “Best Places to Work”. Seattle Magazine1 came out with its latest study in …

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6 steps on the entrepreneurial path

January 28, 2018

The following article by Leif Greiss in the Reading (PA) Eagle caught my attention (Nov 18, 2017). While the story is interesting, be sure not to miss the “Six Steps”. Neil Deshmukh considers technology to be a superpower, one he and others can use to save the world. Deshmukh, who is 15 years old, was …

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Explaining Business as Mission in 1 minute…or 7 words or less

January 21, 2018

At the church we attend, there is a “minute” each Sunday when we introduce ourselves to someone we don’t know yet. This morning the person beside me asked what I did and I had a minute to tell him about IBEC.Of course, I do have my “elevator speech” which goes something like this: I work …

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Kingdom entrepreneurs: start your business in a garage

January 13, 2018

Photo by Tim Easley on Unsplash “Insanity:  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – Einstein Many entrepreneurs think it is a strange idea to start a business in the garage.  After all, don’t we need lots of money, investors, partners, office desks, computers and communication equipment?  Don’t we need to …

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Work must be celebrated in the Church

January 6, 2018

I sat across the breakfast table in a downtown restaurant talking to an attorney who owned a sizable law firm.  He was a leader in a large evangelical church which was familiar to me.  I had been introduced to him by a friend and we had a good conversation about what God is doing around …

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