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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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 Eyriche Cortez on Jul 19, 2005
“The maid who sweeps kitchen is doing the will of God just as much as the monk who prays, not because she may sing a Christian hymn as she sweeps but because God loves clean floors. The Christian shoemaker does his Christian duty not by putting little crosses on the
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 3, 2005
The movie, "Chariots of Fire" tells the true story of Eric Liddel, an Olympic runner who won a Gold medal for Scotland in the 1930’s. Liddel’s parents were missionaries to China and Eric and his sister Jenny were going to China to be missionaries too. But when Eric decided to delay going to China
Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Oct 10, 2005
To prepare our children for life we must teach them choices have consequences everywhere. If we really care about them and want what is best we will prepare them for life by controlling and disciplining them. Bill Gates, speaking at a graduation ceremony gave some life rules said,
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