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Monthly Archives: February 1997

DRILLING DOWN

No matter what our mission statement says, a for-profit company has “make a profit” high on its list of priorities. Otherwise, what would the motivation behind that company be? To lose money? We all understand that making money is a part of business. That’s an acceptable business standard. But is […]

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All Hat, No Cattle

Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than to pretend to be somebody and have no food. PROVERBS 12:9 Every now and then, you meet someone who makes a really good first impression on you, but when you get to know him better, you realize that what […]

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Your Secrets (Not) Safe with Me

A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. PROVERBS 20:19 There’s nothing wrong with developing friendships with the people with whom we work. Spending eight, nine, or more hours a day with someone builds camaraderie and reveals common interests, and friendship is a natural outcome. […]

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Drilling Down

Countless children and their families traipse through the Jones Center for Families in Springdale, Ark., each year. They host birthday parties, take a swim, skate around the rink, attend church services, and use the computers at the facility—all for free, and all thanks to the late Bernice Jones. That doesn’t […]

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4. Slowed Up

An older employee at the mall found you searching for your wife’s Christmas present. She is too slow, too talkative, and too unaware of your sense of urgency and actually is very unhelpful. You have only a very narrow window to get your errand accomplished during your lunch break. Your […]

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What We Do Affects Who We Are

Extortion turns a wise man into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart. ECCLESIASTES 7:7 We would like to believe that who we are is separate from actions that we undertake, that our inner being is protected even when our actions are less than perfect. But Solomon contends that […]

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Agility

When the environment is filled with movement, a leader has to be able to pounce and dodge. Many video games take you through a digital terrain where dangers pop up unexpectedly and rewards suddenly appear for the taking. Level by level, the stakes become riskier, the point totals get larger, […]

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