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If your Business Isn't Doing These 5 Things, Then Your Leadership Training is a Waste of Money

Too many companies are focused on classroom training only<p>Throughout my career, I must have attended at least a dozen leadership programs whose goal was to help foster leadership skills growth within the organization. Now while many of these were fun, and I did learn a bit about myself, I wouldn't …

4 Ways For Busy Church Leaders To Keep Their Focus On God

In the busyness of life and ministry, spending intentional time with God can sometimes lose its priority in our lives. Here are a few ways to …

Faith

Inside America's Largest Religious Revival You Know Nothing About

For decades, demographic studies have indicated the steady decline of religion in America, but new measures suggest that, on the contrary, at least …

10 books every aspiring CEO should read

If being a leader was easy, then everyone would do it. What exactly sets apart those who reached the pinnacle of business achievement? What is their secret sauce?<p>As an aspiring leader, your goal should be to create not just a good company, but a great one. That’s why it’s important to study those …

Books

Building a Brand, Part II: Creating a Branding Style Guide

In Part I: What Is A Brand?, we discussed the basic elements of branding and some beginning steps towards building it. Now, to keep you (and all your …

Top 10 Reasons People Don’t Tithe

<b>It’s all mine anyway. Why should I give?</b><p><i>Counter-point (CP): Everything we own is actually God’s (Ps 50.10, Ps 24.1).</i><p><b>I give elsewhere.</b> This is the …

Faith

5 Things You Say That Kill Your Leadership

The innocent phrases you say every day impact you—and others—more than you think.<p>Have a look at the list below, and you’ll immediately recognize that …

If Your Employees Act Like They Don't Care, You Might Be Doing These 11 Things Wrong

A careless leader can wreak havoc on a company and send the best people packing. To keep your employees in the fight, stop waving these red flags.<p>I came across this quote today: "People come for great vision and leave for poor leadership."<p>It made me think of all the times when I've stepped into a …

Francis says everyone needs help living the faith – no one can do it alone

VATICAN CITY – On Saturday Pope Francis stressed the importance of having a solid guide in the spiritual life since no one – neither laity nor …

Podcast #253: Why Men Hate Going to Church | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this year we published an in-depth series about masculinity and the Christian religion — in particular, why it is that in nearly all …

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TV shows

How to Write a Thank You Note | The Art of Manliness

Gratitude is a virtue every man should cultivate. Yet gratitude means nothing if you haven’t mastered the art of expressing it. A man should use …

25 Examples of “Trendy & Modern” Web Design

We’re back with yet another one of those super long posts… Yes, it’s finally time to check out some more modern web designs! For more designs like …

Web Design

This Successful Hair Salon Owner Knows Something Most Entrepreneurs Have Backwards

What if you looked at your employees like a Hair Salon owner does? How would you treat your employees differently?<p>James and Astrid Rawlinson are the owners of Salon 21 in Orem, Utah. Last week, I happened to be in Utah and needed a haircut. I was lucky enough to have James cut my hair.<p>When I found …

How To Find Out (& Delete) What Google Knows About You

Google can help you diagnose mystery medical symptoms, quickly turn your photos into GIFs, give you a virtual Olympic tour, and even explain to …

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert

I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way or the other.<p>It's hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. …

How To Brainstorm Like A Googler

This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.<p>Here at Google, we don’t have a secret formula for innovation. But that doesn’t mean Googlers’ best ideas are ineffable mysteries. On the contrary, we’ve found they can be systematically coaxed …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

What Your Small Business Should Do To Look Like A Social Media Pro

As social media use continues to grow, so does the number of marketing opportunities for small businesses. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults now use social networking sites, according to Pew Research, up from just 7 percent in 2005.<p>“That’s just a remarkable adoption curve,” said Sean Miller, lead …

Social Media

Four Steps to Becoming a Great Church – Of Any Size

Becoming a big church is hard. Becoming a great church is simple. Not easy, but simple.

10 Vision Deficiencies Plaguing Pastors and Churches

Vision matters for anyone in ministry. Vision motivates you and your church to action and effectiveness. Vision clarifies what matters most by …

The Evolution of the Church Offering

Before the offering plate was passed in services, churches raised money from the government, then pew rental fees. And now? Online giving is …

Infographics

9 elements of an exceptional logo

Whether you hire a marketing agency, freelance talent or design in-house, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of what makes a logo OK versus …

Graphic Design

How to Use Psychology to Create More Powerful Logos

In the right hands, a logo can be a designer’s most powerful tool for creating and promoting a brand. However, when all they have to play with are …

Graphic Design

How to promote yourself through word of mouth

No one can deny the power of networking. It definitely works and the growing number of networking groups sprouting around the country is proof of …

Networking

190+ Free Vector Badges You Can Use As Logos

Take a look at these 190+ free vector badges which you can also use as logos! They will save you a lot of time, help you design faster and better and …

Graphic Design

Craft a Perfect Logo with Tips from Most Recognized Brands

A company’s logo is not just a pretty image — it’s the face of the brand. Your logo represents your company and influences how customers feel about …

5 Creativity Books Everyone Should Read

Personally, I've always thought “creativity” was sort of elusive.<p>I thought creative people, like Pablo Picasso, for instance, were blessed with some …