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Making Leaders Requires Getting Your Hands Dirty | Marketplace Christianity

Making Leaders Requires Getting Your Hands Dirty

by Brad Harmon January 31, 2011

It’s easy to just let leaders naturally develop in our organizations, but it’s not how God does it, or expects us to. He gets His hands dirty.

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God Doesn't Use Cookie Cutters | marketplace christianity

God Doesn’t Use Cookie Cutters

by Brad Harmon January 12, 2011

When it comes to developing leaders in our organization, a cookie cutter approach rarely works. Is there a lesson for us to learn in how God used a different method to create Eve than He did for Adam?

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Sometimes, God Speaks Through Your Ass | marketplace christianity

Sometimes, God Speaks Through Your Ass

by Brad Harmon December 1, 2010

Have you ever had someone in your life, or business, that seems to want to question every major move you make? How can you tell when to listen to them or when to dismiss them? Is there any value to having them around you?

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Are You Infecting Your Coworkers? | marketplace christianity

Are You Infecting Your Coworkers?

by Brad Harmon November 22, 2010

With Thanksgiving upon us is natural to stop and give thanks for all our blessings, but true thankfulness before this. It starts as an infectious attitude that is displayed year round. Do you have this attitude? Are you infecting your coworkers with it?

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The Audacity of Christian Certainty | marketplace christianity

The Audacity of Christian Certainty

by Brad Harmon November 17, 2010

During his presidential campaign, President Obama published a book entitled The Audacity of Hope. I love that title. It’s one that could be used to describe Christianity, but I’m afraid that instead of “rejoicing in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:1-2) we have, by and large, become a religion that has become audacious in our certainty.

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What Kind of Leaders are You Yielding? | marketplace christianity

What Kind of Leaders are You Yielding?

by Brad Harmon November 15, 2010

It’s in our DNA to replicate ourselves. The same is true when it comes to developing leaders in our company. Have you stopped to look at what kind of leaders you are creating? Are these copies of you, or have they mutated in the process? What kind of leaders are you yielding?

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Turning the Top Down Approach Bottom Up | marketplace christianity

Turning the Top Down Approach Bottom Up

by Brad Harmon November 10, 2010

The top down approach to designing and operating your organization is the most prevalent approach employed in business today. While it is efficient it also causes a great deal of friction among those lower in the organization’s hierarchy. Perhaps it’s time to turn the top down approach bottom up?

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Are You Trying to Do It All Yourself? | marketplace christianity

Are You Trying to Do It All Yourself?

by Brad Harmon November 5, 2010

Have you ever told an employee that it would just be quicker to do something yourself than explain to the employee what they’d need to know for you to delegate the task? Did you know that even God delegated tasks out during Creation? What can we learn from His example?

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How to Grow a Hedge Around Your Business | marketplace christianity

How to Grow a Hedge Around Your Business

by Brad Harmon November 3, 2010

Does your small business have a spiritual hedge protecting it? Satan complained to God the Job was protected by such a hedge. How do you get started creating one to protect your business, and what type of ongoing investment is required to grow and maintain this protective barrier?

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