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Wise Decision Making at Work Leaves No Room for Pride

By Nicole George

Recently I completed an audit of the company blog that I maintain and from a content marketing viewpoint, I learned quite a bit (which is after all the point of completing the audit). Whether this means much to you or not, I got insights on:

• Which blog topics perform better on social media

• How Google reads headers and text in the blogs

• The importance of keywords and questions

• The importance of tagging photos in blogs

• What CTAs move people to action more frequently

• Which authors consistently perform well

Some of these insights confirmed assumptions I already had, but more importantly, some of these insights totally defied assumptions I had, and some of those assumptions were honestly prideful.

My Transition to the Workplace: Part 8

By Nicole George

Our digital marketing team has a once a week work from home schedule, so during the last couple of months, I’ve been learning about time management and how working from home can create new hurdles to being efficient and finding balance. As more and more of the work force do their jobs remotely or off site, the “dangers of working from home” creep in and chip away at our work-life balance.

How Faithful Obedience Yields the Kingdom

For some time, I’ve slowly been slowly journeying through a series of sermons on Exodus. One of the most poignant parts of the series was when the pastor pointed out what God demands of Moses in early chapters: obedience based on faith. God asks Moses to obey him and return to Egypt to set the Israelites free. Moses doesn’t have any good reason to be the guy that God asks to go because he’s old, bad at speaking, not really trusted by Hebrews or Egyptians and he’s been gone for decades. But God tells him to go because of who God is. This obedience, although not immediately like Moses expects (which is a whole other interesting situation), ushers in God’s plan to set Israel free. 

Throwback Thursday: God Didn't Let Me Stay Blind for Long

By Rachel Williamson Smith

​Intro by Nicole George

​First of all, this blog caught my eye because I have actually met the author totally outside of The Baton Exchange. And she is passionate about Jesus and her family. Rachel's blog also caught my eye because of the topic. When we transition from our college bubbles into the "real world" and the workplace, we'll encounter a number of new cultures, people and behaviors. I've been learning a lot about cross-cultural missions and the reality is, to communicate the Gospel effectively, we need to embrace Paul's strategy of "becoming a slave to everyone" to win souls back from bondage. But that doesn't mean adopting sin patterns. It leaves us with the question of, how do we embrace other cultures and patterns without embracing sin? We seek to transform darkeness into light through the power of the Holy Spirit and it starts with our daily fight to stay close to Christ.

My Transition To the Workplace: Part 7

One of the most wonderful things that has happened to me this year is the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. This class is incredible at educating Christians on why God is a God on mission. It equips you with cross-cultural communication skills. It transforms how you see the need for missions and best of all, it opens your eyes to the big picture of what God is doing in the world around us.

Notes From the Ideal Team Player

By Nicole George

A couple months ago, my supervisor gave me a book that her supervisor had his entire management team read: The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni. This book does a great job at explaining the principles of a what a great team player looks like and how to search for awesome team players. This well-written book was insightful, convicting and really helpful for outlining characteristics we all should strive for because honestly, they’re Biblical.

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