Guest Blogs

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.

Why Is Work Important? - Doug Barr

Why Is Work Important? - Doug Barr

In the video today, Doug Barr, the CEO of Goodwill Southern California, spoke with Theology of Work about why work is important as part of their new video series "60 Seconds to Significance." Barr lists work as one of the top three most important parts of life, behind a strong faith and healthy relationship

If You Dream It, You Can Do It?

If You Dream It, You Can Do It?

Greg Leith, CEO & Board Member of Convene shares about five amazing leaders who have partnered with God and dreamed big for Kingdom impact then got together to talk about faith in the midst of building movements from the big dreams God gave them.

TITUS 2:1-5 - Word & Deed

 TITUS 2:1-5 - Word & Deed

We are so grateful to Chuck for sharing his devotionals with us. They are not just relevant but powerful as we frame and re-frame our work as entrepreneurs. The prayer at the end of each piece is a beautiful synthesis of thanks and requests to God.

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.

How To Find Good Employees: 3 Ways Communicating Appreciation Can Help

How To Find Good Employees: 3 Ways Communicating Appreciation Can Help

The news is repetitive and blaring:  employers are complaining about the inability to find qualified applicants for positions that need to be filled.  The discussion is rather ironic — having 10+ million workers who can’t find work, while employers report they can’t find potential employees who meet the needs they have.

3 Hopeful Signs of Ending Poverty

3 Hopeful Signs of Ending Poverty

The Church is beginning to combat extreme poverty in a more complete way. This is a movement where discipleship, job creation, training, and financial services are building on local relationships to empower communities to break free from poverty.

Don't Blame the Devil -- Lead!

Don't Blame the Devil -- Lead!

Let’s not let our identity or vision be an excuse for bad leadership, but rather the fuel and motivator for great leadership.  One of my agendas in the work I do, frankly, is to redeem the brand dignity of “Christian business leadership” to be associated with the very highest standards in society

A Spiritual Forecast

A Spiritual Forecast

Greg Leith, CEO & Board Member of Convene shares that “the spiritual forecast for our world is rather cloudy. Yet, regardless of the leader of your country, you’re still a leader in your company. The spiritual forecast for the world depends on you, and it starts in your business.”

The Millennial Entrepreneur

The Millennial Entrepreneur

Originally published by FORBES — The Millennials, who were born into the age of information, have been described as lazy, narcissistic, entitled and unable to stay in one job, but also as the most purpose-driven and potentially the most entrepreneurial of all previous generations. Why?

How might the practices of the early church inform our handling of possessions in modern times?

How might the practices of the early church inform our handling of possessions in modern times?

Rev. Dr. Helen Rhee, Professor of Church History at Westmont College & Associate Pastor of Free Methodist Church, adds to our understanding of God’s intent and absolute ownership of the created world and the ramifications for human stewardship. She gives depth to notions of “sufficient care” and “appropriate enjoyment” in a global culture of affluence.

Bikes and Baptisms: One Ukrainian Couple’s Journey

Bikes and Baptisms: One Ukrainian Couple’s Journey

Hello, weekend! We love hearing how God is moving around the world and Hope International shares this great story about Lesya and Nicholai Login in western Ukraine. With their booming bicycle business, they share their passion for the sport and bless the community in unique ways!

"How I Built This" Podcast Series

"How I Built This" Podcast Series

Today, we share a high-caliber podcast series from NPR! How I Built This with Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies & movements and the innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists leading them.

The Principle of Vulnerable Trust

The Principle of Vulnerable Trust

‘It is human to crave certainty. The problem with certainty is that it creates self-sufficiency. If we feel that we know everything or have everything, why would we need God?’ Find out more in this extract from 'The Relationship Book' by Matt Bird.

The Owners' Guidebook to hiring your best people

The Owners' Guidebook to hiring your best people

Do you often find yourself at a crossroads- trying to decide whether to hire a candidate from within or look to the outside? Do you have an effective candidate screening processes? The C12 Group shares their FREE guide and work toward a 90% hiring success rate!