I recognize this statement to be true: “We are all made for meaningful work.” This is a core belief of the Christian faith. One that was established in the first days of mankind when God assigned Adam “in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (Genesis 2:15). All we do…

On Friday, more than 300 people joined us at the Raleigh campus for Leadercast 2014; the theme was Beyond You. Speakers included Andy Stanley, Henry Cloud, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Laura Bush, Malcolm Gladwell, and Simon Sinek. Our executive team shared their top 10 takeaways from the conference. 1. Leading “Beyond You” = leveraging your influence for…

An article published today in The Cary News highlighted Hope’s Marketplace Matter’s Lunch ‘n Learn from September. At this Lunch ‘n Learn, 45 attendees heard from leading Triangle businessmen about how to share your Christian faith in the context of your professional life. Gary Vet, executive pastor of leadership development at Hope, commented that “The idea is…

Psychological headwind.  It is a term we often us in coaching men and women going through Halftime.  The term headwind is a force that is keeping you from moving in the direction you want.  If you run, bike, sail, fly, or simply take a walk at the beach, you know what I am talking about….

Recently in a staff meeting, the speaker challenged the audience to think about  one or two things that can be done to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of one’s job. As I thought about the different answers I could write down surrounding my immediate job, a voice inside my head said ‘how about working on…

Not long ago, my pastor at church said something that I thought was very profound…“In life, you are either in a storm, approaching a storm, or about to enter one.”  From my experience, I think it’s safe to say this maxim is true not only in life, but also in business. Recently, one of the…

Not long ago, my pastor at church said something that I thought was very profound…“In life, you are either in a storm, approaching a storm, or about to enter one.”  From my experience, I think it’s safe to say this maxim is true not only in life, but also in business. Recently, one of the…

The first time I ever flew was in high school on my way to Russia. I was sitting over the wing.  As we took off, I watched the wing start bouncing up and down. I said to the person next to me, HEY!! the wing is going to break. It must have a crack in…

So we all have those people around us at work that we can’t stand for one reason or another. Think of that client, or vendor, or co-worker, or boss. Identify what it is that you can’t stand about them, now hold that thought. I recently began the workout crossfit. It is a pretty intense 55…

The following is part one of a two part series by Will Hardison.  Will recently returned to his roots down here in Raleigh, North Carolina after living in Indiana for over twenty years. A marketing and MBA graduate from East Carolina University, Hardison is a serial entrepreneur. His current company, FanBase, provides a CRM (Customer…

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