A Billion Dollar Issue: How To Align Projects with Business Strategy

Jul.21.2017

Is Project Management Really That Important? Corporations throughout the world are losing billions of dollars in wasted project spending. A new global research report shows that one of the biggest contributing factors is the lack of alignment of projects with corporate strategy. Many companies are almost purely project management enterprises (e.g., consultants, contractors, job shop manufacturers, …
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Built to Last

Jul.21.2017

For any business to enjoy long-term success, we must continually address several key factors. Among these are the four fundamental groups of stakeholders involved in every business – customers, suppliers, employees, and owners – each with a set of legitimate needs that must be satisfied for the organization to thrive. Long-term success depends on the …
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4 Characteristics of Team Engagement

Jun.26.2017

Every company has issues. Good companies intentionally uncover those issues and work as a team to make the necessary corrections. Unfortunately, for a lot of us, we don’t ask for help. We justify our decisions, wanting to save time and energy, or maybe we just don’t trust anyone else to make the right decisions. We …
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Why Business Peer Advisory Groups Work

Jun.18.2017

Many successful business owners are members of peer advisory groups. In these groups, they meet with other professionals to help each other solve business challenges sharing expertise. Peer advisory groups are valuable resources for CEOs and business owners since they can discuss issues with non-competitive peers in a confidential forum.  How can a peer advisory group help …
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How to be more efficient with our time

Jun.05.2017

As a Christian business owner, do you frequently become frustrated from feeling there just aren’t enough hours in the day to manage and run your business and take care of your family? Fear not – you are not alone. We may know that we’re out-of-control at the moment, but it’s easy to rationalize that everything …
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Bridging the Gap Between Sunday Faith and Monday Work

Jun.05.2017

   Today, many Christian business leaders have found that they don’t need to leave their faith at the office door. They can pray with employees or clients and share God’s infinite wisdom and Christ’s love when appropriate. What’s your view on your business and faith? Have you considered a transition from making a living to …
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Mid-Year Business Check-up

Jun.05.2017

The year is half over – it’s an excellent time to stop and assess how you are doing and reflect on how your actions and leadership are impacting your business and faith. Take this quick check-up to assess your progress.  Are your best customers happy? Most companies get 80% of their business from 20% of their customers. …
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What Scripture Teaches Us About Debt

May.29.2017

We’re living in a culture where instant gratification is expected, but business owners often find that accumulating significant debt can be detrimental. Whether it is declining prices, dropping value, rising interest rates, or a sharp drop in sales, you should always protect yourself from the worst case scenario. As a Christian leader, that means pausing, …
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11 Signs that Complacency Exists In Your Organization

May.11.2017

Take C12’s Complacency Self Assessment And Find Out… The downside of prolonged success is that so many leaders tend to ‘settle in’ and hold onto ‘the way we do things here.’  The resulting tendency toward complacency and its frequent companion, a growing entitlement mentality, has destroyed many organizations.  Take a moment to quiz yourself with …
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Where are all the great people?

May.02.2017

When the people factor of our business is working well, the results are apparent.  Most CEOs  and owners would agree that money-related issues are relatively more straightforward than dealing with the Human Resource component of running a business.  Yet,  it’s nearly impossible to sustain healthy growth and excellent performance without engaged and passionate people focused …
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