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Servant Leadership and Arrogance in the Workplace

By Nicole George

Best-selling author Ryan Holliday has an interesting book about pride. Its title? Ego is the Enemy.

Tim Knight, founder and president of Focus 3, notes that Holliday is not a Christian, yet Holliday “recognizes that a selfish ego is an adversary that we must defeat.”

Holliday writes that “The ego we see most commonly goes by a more casual definition: an unhealthy belief in our own importance. Arrogance. Self-centered ambition.”

A Young Professional’s Calling Vs. Their Career

By Nicole George

Reality Check #1: This journey might take longer than you thought.

Realizing your calling takes time, and it probably won’t happen as quickly as you expected. I *think* I know what my end calling is, which many people don’t, but I know that calling will take years (probably way longer) to arrive in full swing.

I’m watching the long-haul reality manifest itself in my life and multiple friends’ lives, too. By watching the journey unfold in friends who have been in the marketplace for years already, some other realities have made themselves evident. 

Doing the Work Set Before You

By Nicole George

When I get disappointed, my first instinct is to withdraw and hide. I became pretty frustrated and disappointed in some personal areas of my life in the past week, and I started to withdraw emotionally from people around me. At one point, I even though, “Okay, so what kind of job could I get in Ohio?”

But that’s giving up right as I’m beginning.

To me, it’s very clear that God has plopped me in East Tennessee for a reason, so why should I run away from that?

Boldly Speaking Love and Truth in Marketplace Missions

By Nicole George

I’ve been thinking for a couple weeks about the importance of actually bringing up faith and the name of Jesus at work. I think it’s incredibly important for Christians to work unto the Lord and desire excellence because that’s one of the Lord’s commands. However, I think it’s passive to stop there. We need to inquire about what coworkers believe and offer the truth of the Gospel to them. 

Seasoned Advice from guest Brad Russell

By Nicole George

This week I got to interview Brad Russell, a modular specialist at Clayton. He has been with Clayton since 2002 and shared excellent advice with me far beyond these coupule of interview questions. After leaving Clayton for other companies and seeing different work cultures, he returned in 2002 and calls himself a "lifer." I was thankful to meet him and hear about how he views workplace ministry and setting an example. He's thankful to plant seeds, begin conversations with coworkers and provide support for them and his family.*

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