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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 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 Sermoncentral 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 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 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 Sermoncentral 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 Bobby Scobey on Sep 1, 2009
Dr. Harry Ironside - When I was a boy, I felt it was both a duty and a privilege to help my widowed mother make ends meet by finding employment in vacation time, on Saturdays and other times when I did not have to be in school. For quite a while I worked for a Scottish shoemaker, or "cobbler," as
After choosing the title of this sermon I began looking for an illustration that captured the sense of what I meant by a “black market sacrifice.” And to my great distress I found one – kind of. The search for an illustration became the illustration. Confused? Let me explain.
When I prepare
Contributed by Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
Some time ago I was reading about the 18th century German sculptor Johann Heinrich von Dannecker. His skills were impressive. He could bring stone to life with his tools. At the height of his powers, he wanted to do something special with his gifts -- he wanted to shape a statue of Christ that
A few years ago, a major Multinational company was looking for a new Marketing Director.
After much advertising and many application, three candidates entered the final selection process.
A mathematician, a statistician and a solicitor.
The first to be invited in for the final interview
Contributed by Terry Dashner on Dec 22, 2001
The USS Astoria (C-34) was the first U.S. cruiser to engage the Japanese during the Battle of Savo Island, a night action fought 8-9 August 1942. Although she scored two hits on the Imperial flagship Chokai, the Astoria was badly damaged and sank shortly after noon, 9 August.
About 0200 hours a
Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 16, 2002
In a recent report by Linda Duxbury of Carleton University’s School Of Business. Ottawa, and Chris Higgins of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, London, entitled “Work-Life Balance in the New Millennium: Where are We? Where Do we need to Go?,” the authors
. The New Republic in its January 27 issue reported that the number of products in a typical supermarket in 92 was some 30,000. In 1976 it was 9,000. Likewise in 1992’s produce section there was 285 products while in 1975 only 65. My how our choices have multiplied? When I was 10 years old