Renewal or Redundancy? Write Your Own Game Plan

Renewal or Redundancy? Write Your Own Game Plan

Oct.02.2016

Businesses and organizations have used key performance indicators (KPIs) for decades to determine how well they’re tracking toward goals. These metrics typically evaluate success through quantifiable data, and can be used across multiple areas of business such as sales, marketing, supply chains, and finances.

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Life’s Tough. What Did You Expect?

Life’s Tough. What Did You Expect?

Sep.07.2016

So much of how we feel about our lives is based on how things are compared to our expectations of how they should be. Expectations are shaped and influenced by the subliminal noise we are constantly subjected to, and most often unaware of. It is no wonder that for many, life is lived with a feeling of vague frustration that often leads to hopelessness or a frantic search for “something more.” False expectations can give way to extreme busyness, addictive acquisition, more frustration, or worse.

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Results Matter

Results Matter

Aug.30.2016

Too many Christians are known for thinking, talking, considering, and praying without moving their feet, employing their hands, and holding each other accountable for the fruitfulness of being engaged on mission. Along the way, as we live out Matthew 5:16, we would expect to see the world around us applaud the goodness of our businesses and leadership as well. That’s why as an organization, we are proud of the following C12 Member companies for their 2016, Inc. 5000 recognition.

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In ALL Your Ways

In ALL Your Ways

Aug.09.2016

Discern God’s will and do it. That is is the essence of the Christian journey. God commands (not asks) us to let Him permeate every aspect of our being, every activity we engage in, with complete trust in His divine guidance—whether or not it conforms to our own reasoning.

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The Locker Room: Retreat in Order to Advance

The Locker Room: Retreat in Order to Advance

Aug.03.2016

The locker room is a place to take a breather in the middle of an intense game, a safe environment that’s shielded from the threats of your competition, a place to re-focus and re-energize so you can return to the field and give your very best.

As a business leader or CEO, your company needs a “locker room” as well. Do you have a place you can either get away by yourself to re-energize, or to gather with your employees and re-strategize.

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A Compelling Vision Isn’t Enough

A Compelling Vision Isn’t Enough

Jul.27.2016

As Christian business leaders, we understand that in all our endeavors, unity and alignment matter. In work, as in life and ministry, unity is vital for long-term team development, success, and fruitfulness. Accordingly, we put time and effort into carefully-crafted mission statements and well-articulated core values.

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Have You Stopped to Check Your Tread?

Have You Stopped to Check Your Tread?

Jul.07.2016

Running your business is a lot like embarking on a long road trip. You plan, prepare, and commit a season of your life to persevering on, no matter what the journey brings.

However, just because you’re moving forward doesn’t mean you’re making the most of your miles. Over time, poor alignment can have a subtle but serious effect on your leadership, your team’s performance, and worst of all, your Kingdom impact.

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Are YOU the Bottleneck?

Are YOU the Bottleneck?

Jul.06.2016

As personally gratifying as it may seem to be the reputable “go-to” for solutions and key decisions, our “expert” status can demotivate the most talented subordinates. A leader who is too responsive and readily available becomes the easy default for matters employees can and should own themselves. Unchecked, this upward delegation creates an unhealthy dependency that robs employees of initiative, confidence, and accountability.

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