Taking Care of People

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 Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

Jay Stringer, a licensed mental health counselor, ordained minister, and author of "Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing", joins Greg Leith of Convene to discuss a topic that few dare to touch. How does the power of a leader infused with their sexual brokenness impact their lives and the lives of those that they lead?

Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet

From Seattle Pacific University's Faith & Co., this short business documentary profiles the Munsons who not only see their Saddleback Leather Company as something that can support ministry/missions, but as a mission all its own — loving customers and employees, many of whom who are in Leon, Mexico.

Building Relationships in Love

Building Relationships in Love

We are honored to share an excerpt from Mark Greene’s classic “Thank God It's Monday” which is celebrating 25 years in print. A big thanks to Christian publisher Muddy Pearl based in Edinburgh! Read more here…

Podcast Episode 48 - Unleashing the Power of People and Increasing Productivity 300%: Bryant Ambelang, CEO of NatureSweet

Podcast Episode 48 - Unleashing the Power of People and Increasing Productivity 300%: Bryant Ambelang, CEO of NatureSweet

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On today’s episode, we’re on the road connecting with Bryant Ambelang, President and CEO of NatureSweet, the largest greenhouse producer of tomatoes in North America. Bryant shares with us the ways he has cared for his employees by doing a better job of connecting their purpose and passions to their work.

Faith & Co. Video Story: "The Top 1%"

Faith & Co. Video Story: "The Top 1%"

From Seattle Pacific University's Faith & Co., this short business documentary shares how I Have a Bean offers a chance at redemption and helps change attitudes about previously imprisoned people returning to society — all while making great coffee.

How To Be An Entrepreneurial Leader [Part II]

How To Be An Entrepreneurial Leader [Part II]

Our friends at Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) Network share a two-part article about their namesake. In Part 2, we read about specific leaders and their impact by being entrepreneurial believers. Finally, ask yourself how you can be more entrepreneurial in your present context. In short, whether in church or in business, how can you enlarge your territory?

Podcast Episode 40 - Mission Ready: Part Two with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth

Podcast Episode 40 - Mission Ready: Part Two with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth

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In Part Two with David Morken, the team discusses more thoroughly about what it means to be mission ready both individually and corporately. David talks about the importance of obedience to God and avoiding the pitfalls of both willfulness and passivity and Henry leads the discussion into practical applications of how their company’s HR policies intentionally reflected kingdom values as they target the whole person for impact. 

A Place of Refuge at L&R Pallet

A Place of Refuge at L&R Pallet

In this Monday’s video, we take a look at a second-generation family business, L&R Pallets, based in Denver. CEO James Ruder shares their amazing solution to solve a waning, quality labor force — reaching out to the refugee community!

Invest in Emotional Health

Invest in Emotional Health

A White Paper from The Christian Economic Forum

“I am increasingly convinced, however, that we have missed an important foundation of healthy culture and effective leadership. Emotional health is not a popular or familiar topic. These issues cannot be fully resolved by the human resources department of a company. They also cannot be fully addressed through a Corporate Chaplain program. Professional counseling or therapy is needed for individuals to be equipped with the appropriate tools, awareness, and resources.”

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.

"One of the best investments"

"One of the best investments"

Undoubtedly, you've come to understand that we are big fans of chaplaincy here at FDE.  Here's a video from one of entrepreneurs that Corporate Chaplains of America works with.  At Bandwidth, our first interaction with Corporate Chaplains of America was 10 years ago when Jeff Brown started visiting us every other Friday morning.  His impact on our staff was HUGE.  We'll tell that story on an upcoming blog.  In the meantime, please enjoy this video about Janet Ward Black's experience.

Productivity and Grace: Management and Labor at a Denver Manufacturer

Productivity and Grace: Management and Labor at a Denver Manufacturer

There's a simple reason why manual laborers are called "blue-collar": The color blue, it turns out, hides dirt better than the white seen in office buildings. But "blue collar" defines more than work apparel, of course. It defines industry, even a way of life. And its stereotypes are often unflattering.

But a metal products manufacturer in Colorado is working to undermine those stereotypes, right on the shop floor.

Podcast Episode 22 - Expressing Gratitude in the Workplace

Podcast Episode 22 - Expressing Gratitude in the Workplace

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In this episode, Henry, William, and Rusty explore the topic of expressing gratitude in the workplace.  They discuss how we can be more intentional with showing our thanks and appreciation to others as leaders.  A starting point for this outpouring is finding a way to be grateful ourselves.  When we do this, it resets our perspective and causes us to be grateful for others, their work, and their contribution.  

Coke Bottling and Chaplaincy

If you've been following this blog over the past few months, you'll know that we are HUGE fans of chaplaincy.  You also know that we like to feature good, short videos with stories on our Monday blogs.  Here's a good one, with some of our favorite quotes below:

Podcast Episode 18 - How to Do a Biblical Performance Review

Podcast Episode 18 - How to Do a Biblical Performance Review

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In the week’s episode Henry, Rusty, and William discuss how we can love on our team members through performance reviews.  As entrepreneurs, it’s highly likely that you are overseeing a team.  As Christ followers, how do we display Christ in the performance review?

Podcast Episode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business

Podcast Episode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business

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This week’s episode finds the team fielding questions. Marty asks, "how do we keep a Christ-centered attitude while growing a business?"  For Henry, It’s about identity. It’s almost impossible when the goal is solely financial success.  We should seek God first. If there’s frustration at work, it’s an opportunity to pray to God.  Rusty brings a tactical point of view, and recommends starting the day prepared.  Spending time with God is top priority.  We should boot up with God first in order to avoid crashes, or at least minimize them.  William reminds us that we can’t forget our first vocation; we are beloved children of God.