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When Problems Become Opportunities

I had to work a recent Memorial Day.  It was definitely something I wasn’t looking forward to.  I needed the rest.  Responsibilities, however, often come into play.  The Foursquare Church was having its annual convention and I needed to man the booth for our company in the exhibit hall. I have learned in these environments […]

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10 Ways Leaders Should Handle Failure – Mississippi St Breaks UConn’s 111 Game Winning Streak

On Friday evening March 31st, the Mississippi State Bulldogs women’s basketball team shocked the sporting world by snapping the UConn Huskies 111-game winning streak with 66-64 overtime victory.  The win allows the Bulldogs to play for the national championship. What makes this win even more improbable is the Huskies defeated the Bulldogs by 60 points […]

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11 Lessons From Jesus On The Relationship Between Pastors And Financial Leaders

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There is much confusion in the Christian community about the relationship between pastors and financial leaders.  This is because for many years pastors used financial leaders.  Then, in a classic over-correction, pastors then began ignoring financial leaders.  The best approach is in the middle – pastors must disciple financial leaders. For a beautiful picture of […]

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Miles Advisory Group Combines Operating Companies, Launches BELAY, a New Virtual Staffing Solutions Brand

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New Company Offers Bookkeeping, Copywriting, Web Support and Administrative Assistance Services ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mobile, cloud and collaboration technologies let a growing number of companies operate with a 100% remote workforce or rely on virtual help at least part of the time. This can save company executives time and money, but it can be […]

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How To Calculate The True Cost Of Hiring An Employee

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For many churches and businesses, their number one expense is their staff. Even if you don’t offer benefits or paid vacation, there are a number of other expenses associated with hiring employees. Some of these costs include Social Security Tax, Medicare Tax, Federal Unemployment Tax, State Unemployment Tax, Workers Compensation Insurance, etc.  Add these to […]

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35 Leadership Lessons From Pastor Johnny Hunt’s 30th Anniversary At First Baptist Woodstock

My hometown of Woodstock, GA is a better place to live because Dr. Johnny Hunt has been the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock (FBCW) for the last 30 years.  He has been our city’s most recognizable person for a generation.  Pastor Johnny is also Woodstock’s most influential person because he has stewarded his […]

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How I Lost 25 Lbs. In 3 Months

The toughest person you will ever lead is yourself.  Self-leadership is the greatest skill anyone can ever develop.  This is my story. On May 8th I visited our family doctor for my yearly physical.  This particular visit had special meaning as I turned 50 years old earlier this year.  I never look forward to these […]

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8 Hurdles All Leaders Must Face And Conquer

This is the third post in our June series looking at the practices of Apex Leaders, those who are the very best at what they do.  Just in case you missed the first two articles, click the following: 12 Tips On How The Most Successful Leaders Deal With Failure featuring the world’s top surfer Nic Lamb […]

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