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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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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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Why'd You Call it That? | marketplace christianity

Why’d You Call It That?

by Brad Harmon September 8, 2010

Ever notice how your opinion of someone can change almost instantly after a label has been applied to them? The same thing can happen when we name our business, our employees, and our customers prompting some to think, Why’d you call it that?

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Shooting Hoops with God | marketplace christianity

Shooting Hoops with God

by Brad Harmon August 22, 2010

John Wooden was a great basketball coach and leader. He knew how to monitor his teams and provide feedback in a way that encouraged them. There’s much we can learn from the example he left behind, and from God’s example in the Creation story.

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The Secret to Being an Effective Communicator | marketplace christianity

The Secret to Being an Effective Communicator

by Brad Harmon August 17, 2010

Great communicators rarely become so accidentally. They learn the secrets of effective communications through trial and error, and then continually practice what works. Here are 5 secrets I’ve discovered from the Bible and my own experience.

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