As you prepare for the upcoming work week – be sure to watch your mouth! Speak No Evil

And that means you!

“Guard against foul talk; let your words be for the improvement of others, as occasion offers, and do good to your listeners, otherwise you will only be grieving the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with his seal for you to be set free when the day comes. Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names, or allow any sort of spitefulness. Be ...

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Just when you think we’re making progress.

 

No, it’s noreal-newst what you think!

A friend shared a conversation she had with a colleague of hers earlier this week. The business she works at had a low performing employee who recently quit. My friend mentioned in passing to her colleague that this was a perfect opportunity to finally source and hire a person who was high performance and who could achieve excellence in ...

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The Noble Vocation of the Business Leader

A DIVIDED LIFE OR A LIFE OF INTEGRITY?

You’ve probably heard of the phrase, “It’s nothing personal, it’s just business”. It’s credited to an accountant who worked for American organized crime in the early 1900’s. It’s probably something he said often to rationalize his accounting work in the world of crime.  In that simple statement, he was able to mentally separate his work from what he knew was right, good and virtuous. His heart and soul were specifically for faith and ...

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Meme change needed, from “giving back” to simply “giving”

We really need to change the meme – “giving back” to simply “giving”. The term “giving back” implies that the person doing the giving back took something that wasn’t theirs from the start. Think about it. It starts from a young age. Do you remember hearing “GIVE THAT BACK!” after taking something from a sibling to tease them? (I do – guilty as charged!)

The term “giving back” shifts society’s mindset, the way business owners are viewed from value creators (which ...

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How Virtuous is Your Firm?

The article entitled “How Virtuous is Your Firm?” written by Hershey H. Friedman and Linda Weiser Friedman in 2009 provides a basic checklist that can be used by your firm to determine whether or not it is “virtuous”. It’s not all encompassing, but it’s a great indicator to help you determine the general virtuousness of your business.

There’s change in the way business is being conducted in some firms. One scholar estimates 15% of all firms are concerned  about ...

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The B-Corp, a great first step to balance social mission and profit

Maybe it’s the fact that Pope Francis is, well, the pope who by the position commands a world-wide microphone, that there was and still is such an outcry to his call for businesses to be more aware of the plight of the poor and to be better stewards of the earth. Pope Francis spoke at the Davos Conference in 2014. His theme was that humanity needs to be served by wealth, not ruled by it. I teach that profit is ...

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Demands to privatize your faith – sit down and zip it.

In his homily Thursday Jan 29th , Pope Francis says ecclesial elites who form cliques and scorn others are privatizing the faith and not following the way of Jesus and that the privatization of salvation is the wrong path. He went on to say that there are three criteria or reasons we cannot privatize our faith and they are faith, hope and love. “Faith in Jesus who purifies us, hope that stirs us to look at His promises and go ...

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Find joy in your life in 90 seconds

Timers out? Ready, set, GO!

We naturally desire the good things in life. God made these gifts for us to enjoy. However our desire for these gifts such as sex, food, wine, a house on the hill, a fast car gradually pull us away from the creator of those gifts. The gifts / objects in our life and not God are what ultimately define us as human beings.

St. Augustine wrote a number of amazing things. One of them was that humans ...

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