Managing

Sometimes I have heard it said that white collar workers - managers if you like - never do a hard days work. If you never work the ground, if you never work machinery on a factory floor, if you never sweep the ground or clean a room - are you really working? If you look... Continue Reading →

Execution

A key aspect of any management activity is to ensure that work gets gone. When confronting a new problem, there is a natural tendency to analyze the issue and admire the problem. "Paralysis by Analysis" is an apt and oft used term. I have seen teams spend many weeks on an issue and conduct all... Continue Reading →

The Value Chain

The value chain is one of those buzz words. It refers to a type of analysis that you can do at your company. If a company makes money then it is adding value to something that customers are willing to pay for. All activities that are involved in adding value are therefore important. All activities... Continue Reading →

Daily Prayer

Looking for a prayer to start the day with? Here's one: May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17  

Resting

I have always insisted on taking off a 24hr period every week. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant,... Continue Reading →

Work Ethic

As a general rule, the more you put into your work, the more it will return for you. “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.” Proverbs 10:4

Time Management

We never have enough time. But there is a verse in the Bible that talks to this. Although this isn't easy to spot: “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 In my secular job, counting days leads to wisdom as follows. A project schedule is a... Continue Reading →

The First Management Consultant

Check this out! The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as... Continue Reading →

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