Prayer Warriors Needed

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More than a War of Words Last Wednesday at 3:05PM, our Prayer Network lit up because of this prayer request: “please pray for me I’m dealing with depression. I feel hopeless and alone.” It triggered a potential suicide alert to Crossroads Career Support, and we forwarded a message to a nearby career ministry: “We had a person fill out a …

What Leadership IS

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The first leadership book I remember reading was Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders, Consulting Director for Overseas Missionary Fellowship. While Sanders authored more than 40 books on the Christian life, three personal experiences made this book particularly important to me. My first spiritual mentor, Gayle Jackson, gave it to me for Christmas 1980.  Gayle is the best Bible-teaching businessman …

What Leadership Is NOT

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A headline in this month’s issue of Christianity Today caught my attention. “Brothers, We Are Not Managers” Author Andrew Wilson began his article with “Every time I write the word elder or eldership on my iPad, the spell checker kicks in and automatically corrects it to leader or leadership.” I was hooked inasmuch as I am putting the finishing touches …

The Surprising Truth about Retirement – Part 2

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Last week I shared some surprising truths about retirement, including needs and challenges.  This week, let’s focus on opportunities to embark on a new adventure. Re-Hirement  Instead of just retiring, re-hire!  You may or may not need the money, but most people need to do something productive and valuable. Reevaluate your life, future and hope.  You are not the same …

The Surprising Truth about Retirement – Part 1

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At midnight March 31, I pulled the plug on my Primus Consulting business. A month earlier on my 70th birthday, I announced it was closing after 28 years in business.  The website is now down, and the email no longer works.  I am continuing to notify past clients and associates, settling accounts, liquidating assets and preparing for its corporate funeral. …

Me, Inc. Part 5: Thriving in the New World of Work

  The rules have changed – and to get ahead in today’s job market, you have to think outside of the box. It requires a change in thinking, a change in approach and, sometimes, a change in direction. Read about our other Me, Inc. blog posts that detail this change and explain how you can adapt. The Mindset Shift explained: How do …

Me, Inc. Part 4: Mind Shift in the New World of Work

In the midst of today’s rapid career changes, the work environment has changed drastically – especially within the last year. The Me, Inc. blog post series offers insight and guidance to helping you navigate through the job search and career transition waters. Read past Me, Inc. posts How to Prepare for a Career Transition When I initially joined The Complex …