Ambition, Egos and Leadership

By Robert J. Tamasy

These days we seem to assume that ambition, inflated egos and leadership go together like a yolk, egg white and shell go together to comprise a fresh egg. Leaders want desperately to advance their organizations and themselves, so strong, even overbearing egos appear necessary if their ambitions are to be realized. In fact, their boards and stakeholders often encourage a “whatever it takes” mindset for governing their leadership tactics.

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Evangelism is a process; simple but not easy Part I

Evangelism is the dirty business of the Church. At least that’s how it gets treated. Few argue that the responsibility for making Jesus known to the world is the work of the Church. How and who does this work has been debated. However, when something is everyone’s responsibility then usually it becomes no one’s responsibility. CBMC has owned the responsibility to make Jesus known in the world.

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‘Cowboy Logic’ About Calves – And People

By Ken Korkow

Even though I have spent many years in the business world, some of my greatest, most profound lessons about life – and work – have come from my time as a “cowboy,” spent on a family ranch in South Dakota, U.S.A. For instance, I have learned a lot about relationships with people while working with young cows – and observing other people working with them. Experience have taught me that in working calves, there are three places to be:

Success and Self-Control

By Robert J. Tamasy

“At no time is self-control more difficult than in times of success.” I do not know the originator of this unattributed quote, but it seems to carry a lot of wisdom. Success has an annoying habit of feeding egos, puffing up those who succeed with pride and overconfidence.

Who Will Remember Your Name?

By Robert J. Tamasy

Patrick Morley, who wrote the best-selling book, The Man in the Mirror, and became a pioneer in the Christian men’s movement a few decades ago, is an astute observer of humankind. Recently he began a blog post by reflecting on “an enormously successful businessman and iconic philanthropist” in his city:

Principles for Running Your Business

By Jim Langley

A few years back, I had the opportunity to share my broad business goals with approximately 40 insurance agents when I was honored by my company for 25 years of service with our company. I offered some words from personal experience, explaining the goals I have followed are simple and yet profound: Be there; be studious; be disciplined; be persistent and consistent; be service-minded; be positive; and be near God. I told them that I believe these goals can be applied regardless of what direction a person takes in business and life. Over the years I have come to a better understanding of what works and does not work in selling to and servicing my clients. Let me elaborate:

When You Are The Oldest Person In The Room

By Rick Boxx

Not long ago a business leader, Kevin, mentioned he has found himself adjusting to the fact that he is often the oldest man in the room. Just as he used to look up to his elders, Kevin said he has now become one of those “elders,” and others are looking up to him for guidance. This reality, he admitted, can be both flattering and daunting.