I was once asked to describe what I did without disclosing my job title. I did not have to give it much thought and responded quickly, “I care for our employees.” I care for our employees. It sounded simple, but I knew that as an HR professional the stewardship of employees is my primary responsibility. … Continue reading Caring for Employees Matters
Growing up in southern California in the 1960s and 1970s certainly had its perks. You can picture them – clear skies, the Pacific Ocean, nearly perfect weather year-round, and you guessed it, Disneyland. Walt saw his vision realized as one “land” after another was designed and erected. It would eventually attract children of all ages … Continue reading A Shepherd’s Vision
The act of following vision is not unlike the act of falling in love. As leaders, we try so hard to manufacture motivation for those we are called to lead. However, in reality, our main job is to simply create the environment and conditions that draw followers to the vision that God has given us. … Continue reading Vision and Love
Flourishing, energizing, life-giving, meaningful and purposeful, having impact – what a way to describe work! As I reflect on three decades of nonprofit work those words come to mind, along with trying times fraught with trials and challenges. I’ve seen the highs and lows while leading Human Resources with Chuck Colson and Prison Fellowship for … Continue reading Thriving Workplaces
Thriving — flourishing, prospering, and growing vigorously. That definition of thriving is exciting! Isn’t that what we all want to be doing? We all have a mission, a purpose created for us. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Eph. … Continue reading Sparks of Purpose
When we gather together for The Outcomes Conference in June, I’m excited to share with you some of the latest research and discoveries we have made around hiring in a post-COVID world. In the coming year, hiring and interviewing will be much more focused on soft skills which I will explain, and I think you’ll … Continue reading The Great COVID Job Churn
The influence of the Protestant church in America – even in the Southern states, the so-called Bible belt – is waning. Churches across the country are closing their doors, dying, or are being “adopted” by nearby larger churches. Parachurches, too, are struggling to ascertain their own future in deeply uncertain times. The Nones That is … Continue reading Remember My Name!
The year 2020 has been the most interesting, ever-changing and challenging year for me as a Human Resources Executive. Back in March of 2020, I was finishing a wonderful ministry trip to our office in Brazil, when I was informed that a virus was spreading across America and the world. At first, I was in … Continue reading Recharge, Reset and Refresh!