Category Archives: Contributors

A Bible for All Times

As some of you know, as part of my responsibilities at Tyndale House Publishers I am the brand director for the Life Application Study Bible and I’m leading the marketing campaign for the new edition, to be released in September. … Continue reading

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The 2019 state of the union: a Trump triumph

As you may recall if you’ve followed my social media accounts, I have never been a supporter of Donald Trump. He has behaved badly throughout his life and he’s been consistent to that standard in his personal behavior as President. … Continue reading

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An Inheritance for Christmas Future

This was prepared for a 2018 family devotional collection on the theme of Christmas past, present, and future.  The observance of Christmas in Dickens story is the tableau upon which is built a morality play on the consequences of goodness … Continue reading

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Values are the foundation of brands that have enduring success

A genuine brand is the public replica of private values. As individuals we learn to trust others when the fundamental values we hold sync with theirs. But when that trust breaks down, we question, and often limit, the relationship. Similarly, … Continue reading

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The 7 C’s of Successful Communication

Communicating is simple. Right? Well, moving your lips may be easy, but effective communication can be mind-numbingly difficult. Even in friendships and marriages. Tough to get it right politics and religion. And yes, the right communication mix and messages are … Continue reading

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Why worthy charities frequently stumble and fall

A group of our friends led a wonderful start-up that was trying to bring new perspectives to the environmental cause and reach faith-based constituencies who were not traditional supporters of these concerns. They had the plan worked out on paper, … Continue reading

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Building Organizational Trust in an Age of Cynicism

In times of change, the last thing you need to experience—as an employee, a colleague, a corporate leader, or a customer—is the discovery that trust has been violated. Does any of this sound familiar? A person, group or organization has … Continue reading

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Six New Business Trends

It’s always good sport to observe and predict trends in business and culture, and then look back in a year and two to see how it went! Here are 6 trends I’ve been reading about: 1. Millennials welcome Generation Z … Continue reading

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Sad to say good-bye so soon

At 9:05 tonight my baby sister, Pamela Jewell Hartung, succumbed to a fast-moving cancer that stripped away her strength, breath and ultimately her physical life. With a final breath of earthly air, she stepped through the portal from this world … Continue reading

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Of note. Oct. 4, 2017

highs & lows observed It is homecoming week at Aurora Christian School, where Diana is a freshman, but their world has been upended by a tragic home going.  Two students were in a  head-on accident returning from a golf tournament … Continue reading

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