Management

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.

We Make Most Decisions Emotionally

We Make Most Decisions Emotionally

An article from Eagle Venture Fund looking at the questions of decision making like “Why is do so many business opportunities fail? There must be some way to predict which opportunities will succeed and which ones will fail, right?”

From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, First Presbyterian frequently receives requests for financial assistance from local residents. Over the past decade, the church has intentionally changed the way they help their neighbors in need.

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!

Podcast Episode 69 - "One Million Followers Wasn’t in My Obituary" with Sanyin Siang of The Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics

Podcast Episode 69 - "One Million Followers Wasn’t in My Obituary" with Sanyin Siang of The Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics

We are so excited to get to share today’s interview with Sanyin Siang. She is the executive director of The Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, and in addition to sharing what makes Coach K such an excellent coach and leader (hint: it has to do with enabling greatness instead of chasing it), she also told us why having 1 million followers on LinkedIn isn’t the thing she wants to be remembered for. It was so encouraging to hear her share how her identity and value is found first and foremost in what God says is true of her—that she is a beloved child of God. We think her energy and passion is contagious and hope you get a chance to listen in!

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.

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.

How I Achieved Work-Life Balance as a Tech Entrepreneur

How I Achieved Work-Life Balance as a Tech Entrepreneur

Originally published by Fast Company— When entrepreneur Chris Chuang moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, for a job, he expected to be there for two or three years at the most. Instead, he wound up staying and built a successful tech company.

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.

Work as Flourishing in Prison

Work as Flourishing in Prison

Pursuing business with a “kingdom mindset” doesn’t necessarily mean adopting new or experimental business models, but for Pete Ochs, a successful investment banker in Wichita, Kansas, his calling came alive through a new approach that brought jobs and skills training to inmates in a maximum security prison.

3 Stages of Business Growth

3 Stages of Business Growth

“There are other ways of writing about the stages of business development. I’ve done it myself, but I find quantifying it in this way—0 to 1, 1 to 5, and 5 to 50—makes sense to a lot of my clients. It works in any industry, any style of corporate culture, and every market I can think of.”

This Is How Sephora Is Helping Female Founders Launch New Beauty Companies

This Is How Sephora Is Helping Female Founders Launch New Beauty Companies

Originally published by Fast Company— Corrie Conrad, Head of Social Impact at Sephora, shares about Sephora Stands Together (financial support to Sephora employees), Classes For Confidence (workshops for women trying to reenter the workforce) and Sephora Accelerate, its startup incubator.

Scriptural Ways To Avoid Business Dips

Scriptural Ways To Avoid Business Dips

Business involves faith, and even business leaders whose companies are doing well wonder whether their current business performance can be sustained. What if Scripture showed a possible way to avoid business downturns? Leviticus 26 holds some clues…

How God's Work Is The Model For Your Work

How God's Work Is The Model For Your Work

We understand that we are created in God's image, that he was a creator and a designer and therefore we are the same.  As entrepreneurs we inherently get this at some level, but I think that we are well served by tapping in to this Biblical truth regularly as we look for an encouragement in our work.  No one does a better job of this, in my opinion, than Jerry Bowyer

Podcast Episode 47 - The Science of Building and Managing Hall of Fame Teams - Phil Olsen, President of Know Your Strengths

Podcast Episode 47 - The Science of Building and Managing Hall of Fame Teams - Phil Olsen, President of Know Your Strengths

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In this episode, Henry sits down with former NFL player and first round draft pick Phil Olsen, currently President of Know Your Strengths, a human resource consulting firm that guides clients and executive-level management through processes for talent discovery, training and people management.

Purposed worKING: Two or More

Purposed worKING: Two or More

In this post, Rusty Rueff shares one of his daily devotional blog posts. Rusty connects the difficulty of running a business with lessons from our spiritual journey. To do so on one’s own is not the easiest, instead when two or more work together, we can strengthen one another. Take a look to read more.

Podcast Episode 30 - Godly Contentment Meets the Discontentment of the Entrepreneur

Podcast Episode 30 - Godly Contentment Meets the Discontentment of the Entrepreneur

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This week’s episode finds Henry, Rusty and William fielding more questions from listeners in Part One of Lightning Round. The team tackles the question around how to balance godly contentment with the discontentment with the status quo that is the fuel of much entrepreneurship.

Podcast Episode 28 -Resurgence of Faith in the Marketplace: Interview with Mike Sharrow (CEO of C12)

Podcast Episode 28 -Resurgence of Faith in the Marketplace: Interview with Mike Sharrow (CEO of C12)

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The first of two parts, this week’s episode finds the team speaking with Mike Sharrow, President and CEO of C12, an organization that provides a confidential and intimate environment where like-minded peers share ideas, discover and plan for areas in their business that need improvement, hold each other accountable, and encourage one another to conduct business in a God-honoring way.