Taking Care of People

The Ultimate Villain behind All the Others

The Ultimate Villain behind All the Others

Matt Perman shares his thoughts on the unseen villains that may be hindering us. “There is an even deeper reason why centering our lives on our own aims or even on correct principles cannot overcome the three villains of ambiguity, overload, and lack of fulfillment. “

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

Brian Fikkert of Chalmers discusses the risks of false stories and their impact on our lives. “Humans create culture in their own image… We worship what we love, and because our loves reflect our minds, affections, and wills, they shape our entire lives.”

Podcast Episode 78 - Terrorist Threat, Charity Case, or Refugee Workforce? with Chris Chancey of Amplio Recruiting

Podcast Episode 78 - Terrorist Threat, Charity Case, or Refugee Workforce? with Chris Chancey of Amplio Recruiting

Today, we’re talking to Chris Chancey, Found and CEO of Amplio Recruiting. Amplio is a multi-city staffing agency helping companies like Chick-fil-a, WeWork, and others find dependable talent in a surprising place—the refugee workforce. This is coming at a time where we all know the labor shortage in America is at an all-time high, and as Chris shared with us, this may be one of the most emotionally-charged debates in our country. But it may also be the source of one of the best kept secrets for the American economy. Listen in to hear what Chris has to share that might have a lasting effect on faith driven entrepreneurs...

Journey Into The Heart of Man

Journey Into The Heart of Man

This week’s podcast guest is Jay Stringer. In addition to all that he shares in his interview, we wanted to feature this incredible resource he has put together alongside the producers of The Heart of Man documentary.

Great Mentors Focus on the Whole Person, Not Just Their Career

Great Mentors Focus on the Whole Person, Not Just Their Career

Originally published by Harvard Business Review — Rick Woolworth, a good friend of FDE/FDI, has been a Wall Street executive and mentor for 35 years. He argues “aspiring leaders need more and better mentoring than they’re getting today.”

Movement Mortgage presents "Movement Mentoring"

Movement Mortgage presents "Movement Mentoring"

Yesterday, our podcast featured Casey Crawford as our guest — an Entrepreneur, Super Bowl winner who leads Movement Mortgage—a Billion dollar business that Inc and several others have recognized. Although they’re known for their business and employee engagement, their community impact is also impressive! Today, we want to highlight some of their resources, specifically their mentoring program.

Podcast Episode 76 - Are Christians Called to Comfort? With Super Bowl Winner and CEO of Movement Mortgage, Casey Crawford

Podcast Episode 76 - Are Christians Called to Comfort? With Super Bowl Winner and CEO of Movement Mortgage, Casey Crawford

Today we’re talking to Casey Crawford. Casey is an Entrepreneur that left the NFL with a Super Bowl Ring and then started a company, Movement Mortgage—a Billion dollar business that Inc and several others have recognized. They’ve been known for their business, their community impact, and their ability to create a company that people want to work for. As Casey shared with us, creating a company is far from a comfortable experience. Entrepreneurs, of course, know what it’s like to be uncomfortable. Yet, there’s something in modern/Western Christianity that expects comfort. We often act as though God has called us to a life of comfort and ease, not one of stress and sacrifice. But as Casey points out, Jesus didn’t exactly live an easy life! And this is just one way he gave us a great perspective alongside a paradigm shift in this podcast episode. Listen in to hear more...

Podcast Episode 75 - The Entrepreneur's Hidden Battle with Depression with Max Anderson

Podcast Episode 75 - The Entrepreneur's Hidden Battle with Depression with Max Anderson

On today’s episode, we invited Max Anderson to come in and help us tackle a difficult yet important topic—depression among entrepreneurs. Max writes something called The Weekend Reader, where each week he explores one big idea from culture. Recently, he dove into how depression affects entrepreneurs, and what he found was staggering—entrepreneurs are anywhere from 2-10x more likely to suffer from mental challenges. It’s a topic that’s extremely important, yet remarkably under-discussed, so we thought that with Max’s help we’d push the conversation forward today...

Employee Engagement: Todd Stewart, CEO of Gulf Winds

Employee Engagement: Todd Stewart, CEO of Gulf Winds

C12 Member, Todd Stewart, and CEO of Gulf Winds Intl, decided a 50% employee engagement rate was not acceptable within his freight and shipping company. He and his Key Player executive team purposed to engage each employee by listening to their needs and delivering exceptional employee care.

Podcast Episode 73 - Image Management: Growing Through Failure with Nathan Sheets of Nature Nate's

Podcast Episode 73 - Image Management: Growing Through Failure with Nathan Sheets of Nature Nate's

We’ve got a good one for you today. Nathan Sheets is CEO of Nature Nate’s Honey, and he was also involved with I Am Second, and E3, and you’ll hear a bit of all of those stories. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. When we sat down to talk to Nathan, we had no idea how deep he was going to take us. Right away, he opened up about the ups and downs he has gone through with a level of candor that we couldn’t even believe. If you’re looking for what life as an entrepreneur looks like—and we mean, really looks like—Nathan Sheets has a no holds barred take on the entrepreneurial journey.

The Divine Metrics of Starting a Business

The Divine Metrics of Starting a Business

“Kingdom success along the path of risk and failure.” - For many entrepreneurs, the possibility of startup glory — a huge payout, an early retirement, fame, acclaim, and the chance to transform how societies function — is worth the risk and the toil. And what if those momentous outcomes never come to fruition?

Podcast Episode 72 - Has the Center of the Faith and Work Movement moved to Silicon Valley? with Christeen Rico

Podcast Episode 72 - Has the Center of the Faith and Work Movement moved to Silicon Valley? with Christeen Rico

Today we’re in Cupertino, California connecting with Christeen Rico. She’s on the International Expansion team at Apple. She spends much of her time focused on bringing Apple's largest product—their retail stores—to life in new countries around the world. In addition to that, she is responsible for co-leading a volunteer team to define and execute programs that strengthen community and growth opportunities for the Apple Christian Fellowship, one of Apple'sDiversity Network Association. It’s a part of a growing trend that’s emerging in places like Facebook, SalesForce, Google, and many other companies. These are great movements for people looking to connect their faith to their work, and we’re excited to bring you all that Christeen had to share…

Podcast Episode 71 - Letting Trust Drive Business with Don Flow of Flow Automotive

Podcast Episode 71 - Letting Trust Drive Business with Don Flow of Flow Automotive

Today’s show takes us to North Carolina to hear from Don Flow, the visionary business leader of Flow Automotive, which has over 30 dealerships and 1,500 employees. He’s been widely recognized in the Faith Driven Entrepreneur community as an entrepreneur who thinks deeply about the redemptive opportunities for every part of the business—and our conversation only confirmed this reputation! We could go on and on about the things we loved from this conversation, but we think it’s best you listen for yourself. Enjoy!

Factors of a Flourishing Workplace

Factors of a Flourishing Workplace

In today’s video from The C12 Group, we hear from Al Lopus, President and co-founder of Best Christian Workplaces Institute as he describes learning and growth opportunities for employees as one of eight factors of a flourishing workplace culture.

Podcast Episode 68 - How 'Love Thy Neighbor' Turned from a Command to a Business with Pete Kelly of Apartment Life

Podcast Episode 68 - How 'Love Thy Neighbor' Turned from a Command to a Business with Pete Kelly of Apartment Life

We’re in Dallas, Texas today talking with Pete Kelly, CEO of Apartment Life—a growing nationwide ministry helping people see their neighbors as their greatest amenity. They help apartment owners care for residents by connecting them in relationships, which pays incredible dividends for everyone. Pete provided some insight into the value of community and how connecting people with one another improves everyone’s quality of life. We think what Apartment Life is doing has the potential to revolutionize the way businesses interact with real estate across the world, and we think you’ll be glad you heard about it now!

Leaders - Stewards or Owners?

Leaders - Stewards or Owners?

Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. and author of Dare To Serve, shares her thoughts on ownership mentality vs. a stewardship mindset. “What has been entrusted to your care? Are your actions carefully and responsibly stewarding these resources?”

Stop Praying for your Business to Succeed

Stop Praying for your Business to Succeed

Adam Metcalf reflects on the early years of ZeeMee where he was consumed with self-centered prayer. “I was praying constantly for the success of ZeeMee and for our investors to have a great return. Don’t get me wrong, these aren’t bad things to pray for! They just aren’t the best things.”

BAM: Serve People and Trust God for Impact

BAM: Serve People and Trust God for Impact

Mats Tunehag shares stories from around the world. In this piece, he reminds the reader that we cannot convert anyone by pushing through or forcing a spiritual impact. This is essential as we do business as mission.

An Entrepreneur Asks “Who Is My Neighbor?”

An Entrepreneur Asks “Who Is My Neighbor?”

Choosing inconvenient neighbors makes us more redemptive entrepreneurs. Jon Kontz shares his thoughts, “I know I need to be a good neighbor, yet I feel pressed to choose between community and opportunity.”

Can leadership change the world?

Can leadership change the world?

To be sure, leadership learning or ideation sparks new companies and new corporate direction, and yet, at the end of the day, it’s people that have eternal value and meaning to God. People don’t just want money for their day at your workplace, they want meaning.