Happy Labor Day – It Starts With Your Attitude

Happy Labor Day – It Starts With Your Attitude

 Colossians 3:23

New Revised Standard Version:

Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters

English Standard Version:

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

Christian Standard Bible Version:

Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people

New International Version:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters

I thought today I would write in reference to the holiday we are celebrating, Labor Day. Continue reading

Happy Labor Day – It Starts With Your Attitude

Happy Labor Day – It Starts With Your Attitude

 Colossians 3:23

New Revised Standard Version:

Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters

English Standard Version:

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

Christian Standard Bible Version:

Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people

New International Version:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters

I thought today I would write in reference to the holiday we are celebrating, Labor Day. Continue reading

Lowering The High And Mighty

Lowering The High And Mighty

Luke 7:28-35

28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29 (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John, 30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)

31 “To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another,

“‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
    we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’

33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.”

Just like my last post there isn’t any in depth discussion or insight that I have for these verses.  I just read it and liked it. Continue reading

Persona Of The Leadership

Persona Of The Leadership

My grandson had a recreational league soccer game and of course I was there to watch.

Now this game was in mid April and it was unseasonably cold and damp, in fact in the early morning hours right before the game there was snow.  Normal temperatures should have been in the sixties but this day it didn’t make it out of the forties.

I decided to watch the first half of the game from the warm confines of my truck.  I did get out and walk over to the field to take in the second half of the game.  There was a paved walking path around the field. It was cold and the grass was wet from the earlier snow.  Since all I had on my feet were my cheap sneakers, I decided to stand on the pavement near the goal and the opponent’s side of the field.

From my vantage point I could hear the opposition’s coaches.  Their demeanor was arrogant and rude. Continue reading

Get Down In The Trenches (As A Private)

Get Down In The Trenches (As A Private)

If you’re an owner or an upper level manager don’t go into a subordinates position as the owner or manager and then think you have experienced what they do and experience on a daily level.

Sometimes an owner or executive may get agitated with their employee’s performance.  They then proceed to do the same job for a day or just a few hours and get great results.

The owner or manager then assumes that they are this superior worker with superior skills to get things done and come to the conclusion that it’s not a process problem, it’s a personnel problem.

What they don’t see is all the roadblocks that the everyday worker has to deal with.  They don’t see the intradepartmental friction or the interdepartmental friction.  They don’t see the apathetic coworker and managers.  They don’t see the poor and adversarial attitudes.

How do they miss all this stuff? Continue reading