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Recipes From Heaven

Don't Bore People. Master the Lost Art of Illustration.

I’d freshly fallen off the turnip truck in Britain.<p>I was a young up and coming missionary preacher from America, prepared to swashbuckle my way …

Mentoring and Guidance Should Span an Entire Career

The historic roots for modern-day mentoring can be found in Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus, king of Ithaca, went to fight in the Trojan War and entrusted …

Leadership

Valentine's Day Advice from Ronald Reagan and Some Really Romantic Pictures, Too

I don’t know if Ronald Reagan liked Valentine’s Day. I don’t know if he planned fancy dates every Feb. 14, or celebrated over a board game. I don’t …

What If You Could Get Paid Doing What You Love?

Perhaps you think you can’t do work you love and get paid for it. That’s what I used to think, too. Until someone showed me how to do both.<p>I had …

10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below</i> …

What I Know About Being Single Now That I'm In My 50s

Before I sat down to write this article I thought about sharing my knowledge on being single and knew I probably qualified. I haven't been in a committed relationship in seven years. Oh I've dated lots, a ridiculous amount actually, but this has been one long stretch of solo. I won't focus on the …

Making Disciples of Women In a Post-Christian World

I remember the first time I spoke at The Verge Conference. The topic assigned to me: making disciples of women in a post-Christian world.<p>Honestly, …

Without This Your Missional Movement Will Fail

From all my experience leading my church and working with other churches, I’ve seen in us a tendency to play this either/or game with discipleship of …

Let's Stop Fooling Ourselves About Why We're Really Single

There are plenty of things we <i>tell</i> ourselves we want out of a relationship. And then there's reality. On Valentine's Day, this short from Paul Gale can give single people comfort by laughing at the real reason they're single.

5 Reasons You Should Smile More as a Leader

Several years ago, when I was the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, I was presiding over our monthly business review meeting. One by one, each of our …

Immune System

The 1 Thing Super Successful People Never Do In The Early Morning

What do you do the moment you wake up? Stretch? Look at your weather app? Jump in the shower? If you want to be successful, you'll be fine doing any of the above, as long as you don't do one thing: check your email.<p>Checking your email first thing in the morning may be tempting. It's right there on …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

Ethics Alive! A Text in the Night

×<p>Text Message<p>Text Message<p>By: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, Ph.D.<p>Jace is a social work student interning at an agency that serves recent retirees. In an …