Why Do You Get Up in the Morning?

In my corporate career, I worked for two very large organizations: Arthur Andersen and UnitedHealth Group. With the intent of an organizational construct, we found it important to align our people around the purpose of “why” we are here. We spent a great deal of time working to make our mission and values come alive and to be reflected in …

Who Are You Really?

In our new Crossroads Career workbook entitled “Hear God Calling You,” we guide you through a framework designed to enable you to articulate your own Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. We believe that God created each of us uniquely, and if we can know ourselves more deeply and clearly, through His lens, we can be His disciples more …

Reconnect for Success

Maintaining your professional network is important in every season of your career. When things are really good it’s easy to forget how important it is to maintain them, and then we tend to react when things go south by calling on relationships we haven’t maintained. Avoid these pitfalls and make sure that in every season of your career you work at …

Hope During the Holidays

The holiday season has just begun. Black Friday is already in the rearview mirror. Christmas decorations are going up, and carols are filling the air. But this season doesn’t feel “merry” for everyone. If you are experiencing a transition of any kind during the holidays, like: a period of job loss a time when you know you need to find …

I’m Not Alone!

Loneliness is hard. We were not built by God to be alone; we need to be in community. Job seekers struggle every day with loneliness in two significant ways. They spend a lot of time alone. They are separated from the people they used to work with, whom they probably spent more time with than they did their family. Where …

The Gift of Community

The Crossroads Board Retreat and National Conference came at a strange time for me. It was sandwiched in-between other travel, in the middle of my busiest time of year both personally and professionally, and I found that as I hopped on the plane I didn’t feel ‘prepared.’ If you’re like me, you always have these really ambitious ideas before retreats, …

Not Just Hearing, But Doing

Last week we announced that our new workbook,  Hear God Calling You: A Biblical and Practical Approach to Discerning Your Calling and Finding Career Fulfillment, is launching at the end of this month. Today, I get to tell you a bit more about what you can expect from the workbook.  Throughout the process of developing the workbook, one of the …

Rethinking Your Career? Don’t Forget This Crucial Ingredient

“The pandemic has made people rethink their lives and their work,” declared a recent news article, one of many reporting on what’s now being called the Great Resignation.  Analysts point to a variety of reasons for the mismatch between the 8.4 million potential workers who are unemployed, and the record 10.9 million jobs open (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Some of …