Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 5, 2003
*Late For Work*
For thirty years, Johnson had arrived at work at 9 A.M. on the dot. He had never missed a day and was never late.
Consequently, when on one particular day 9 A.M. passed without Johnson’s arrival, it caused a sensation. All work ceased and the boss himself, looking at his
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 4, 2004
Three boys were boasting about their dads and one boy said, "My dad is so fast, he can shoot an arrow and get to the target before the arrow hits it." The second boy said, "My dad is so fast that he can shoot a rifle at a deer and get to the animal before it falls." The third boy said, "My Dad’s
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 18, 2004
Marvin Gregory tells the story of a junk dealer who became a millionaire even though he only had an 8th grade education. Somebody asked him how he was able to make a million dollars and in spite of his lack of formal training. He said, "Well, it ain’t hard. I just bought junk for $1 and sold it for
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Best Christian Places To Work: The 2005 survey winners for the Media Category are Zondervan (150 or more employees) and Howard Publishing (149 or fewer employees).
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
A year or so ago, on the cover of the New York “Herald Tribune” Sunday magazine, I saw a picture of the Statue of Liberty taken from a helicopter. It showed the top of the statue’s head. I was amazed to see the detail there. The sculptor had done a painstaking job with the lady’s coiffure, yet he
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
I might point out the difference between a passion for excellence and a passion for power. The desire for excellence is a gift of God, much needed in society. It is characterized by respect for quality and a yearning to use God’s gifts in a way that pleases him. Recall the words of Antonio
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 9, 2011
L.L. BEAN: INTEGRITY
In 1912, Leon Leonwood Bean started a mail order business in Greenwood, Maine by selling a hunting boot with a money-back guarantee. However, defects in the design led to 90 percent of them being returned. Making good on the guarantee could ruin his fledgling business, but
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 19, 2012
WASTING TIME AT WORK
For many American workers today, time’s a wastin’ - literally. According to a new survey by America Online and Salary.com, the average worker admits to frittering away 2.09 hours per 8-hour workday, not including lunch and scheduled break-time. As a matter of practice,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 19, 2009
Integrity and Faithfulness in Work Yields Peace of Mind
The late great American Methodist clergyman and author, Rev. Charles Livingstone Allen (1913 - 2005), told this story in his sermon entitled "How To Sleep Well On A Windy Night:"
"A boy went to a farmer and asked to be given a job as a
Contributed by David Ward on Apr 1, 2010
In The Walk, Michael Card quotes his mentor, William Lane: “Let the excellence of your work be your protest.”
1. You want to protest incompetence? Be competent.
2. Protest dishonesty? Be honest.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008
While research in the early '90s provided evidence that one's personality could predict job performance, numerous potential problems are associated with use of personality testing. Five former editors of Personal Psychology reviewed 7,000 manuscripts and they found there is very low validity of
Contributed by Robert Mitchell on Apr 16, 2008
A man once hired his new son-in-law to build him a house. The man told his son-in-law that the house was going to be a surprise for his wife for their 30th anniversary, and he did not want him to spare any expense in building it. The son-in-law was already a cheap man who made his living ripping
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 3, 2008
Mr. Coffee Gets His Mug Money
THIS COFFEE "MUG" WORTH $15.6 MILLION TO ITS OWNER
SAN FRANCISCO -- When it comes to coffee, Russell Christoff is more of a fresh-brewed than a freeze-dried kind of guy. So he never scrutinized the Taster’s Choice label.
When he finally did, he was staring back
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jun 23, 2003
Sales motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, in his book, Over the Top, points something out that I had never considered before reading it.
He says that we work our hardest just before a vacation. We try super hard to get everything done so we can relax when we get on vacation.
Ziglar says that if
Contributed by Richard Tow on Dec 8, 2003
Here are a few things said about lazy people:
“He always does an honest day’s work—of course, it usually takes him a week to do it.”
“He’s so lazy they named a shoe after him—the loafer.”
“He’s so lazy, if he woke up with nothing to do today, he’d go to bed with it only half done.”
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 12, 2004
LONDON (Reuters) - A leading British brain surgeon has been suspended from work following a dispute over a bowl of soup.
Dr Terence Hope was sent home from the Queen’s Medical Center in Nottingham, where newspapers say there is a 39-day waiting list for brain operations, after being accused
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 19, 2004
George Moore tells the true story of Irish peasants in the depression era that were hired by a wealthy benefactor to build some roads. When they started the job the men worked well, they sang their Irish songs and put their total energies into the job. They were so glad to be back to work again.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 31, 2004
“Who’s Job is it?”
This is a story about four people
EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, and NOBODY.
There was an important job to be done and
EVERYBODY thought SOMEBODY would do it.
ANYBODY could have done it, but NOBODY did it.
SOMEBODY got angry about this because it was EVERYBODY’S
A young salesman walked up to the receptionist and asked to see the company’s sales manager. Ushered into the office, he said, "I don’t suppose you want to buy any life insurance, do you?" "No," replied the sales manager curtly. "I didn’t think so," said the salesman dejectedly, getting up to
Contributed by Matthew Cook on Apr 24, 2005
Ridiculous Excuses: Statistics show that most flat tires occur Monday mornings and Friday afternoons, statistics show. But are they real flat tires or unverified reports of flat tires? All I know is Monday morning is when we