Rebuilding Trust

Note: this blog is a continuation of my previous blog called “Building Trust in Organizations.”  To read that one first, click here. Building trust among coworkers in an organization takes time, but ruining it can take minutes.  In the course of normal relationships, breaking trust happens at least once.  Such is the nature of the…

Storytelling: A Leadership Tool in a Communication-Rich Age

Taken from Axiom News’ eBook “How to Change Your World by Sharing Stakeholders Stories” Why is it that despite Intranet, e-mail, Facebook, and GoToMeeting, employees still complain that leadership doesn’t communicate well enough?  We have powerful communication tools, but especially since they are often instantaneous and frequent there is all the more need to lead…

Vocation: Work as Worship

PuritanGod works in mysterious ways, which often include painful and challenging situations.   I believe that this season of economic struggle, in which many Christian organizations are accomplishing their mission with a leaner work force, is an opportunity for Christian workers to grow in their understanding of how their work and their faith relate.  Specifically, the original Puritan work ethic, as Leland Ryken describes it, has much

Call to Action: Toxic Free Christian Workplaces!

I have always enjoyed Henry Mitzberg’s writing on leadership issues.  This summer’s Harvard Business Review (HBR) included a thoughtful piece entitled “Rebuilding Companies as Communities.”  He states we are facing a crisis that is more significant than our current economic one.  That is – “the depreciation in companies of community where people’s sense of belonging and caring for someone