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Nov 18, 2015 WorkMatters
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Donnie Smith, president and CEO, Tyson Foods, Inc. opens our eyes to the reality of 'the gap' between faith and work at WorkMatters FUSE Forum 2015.
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Nov 18, 2015 WorkMatters
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Nov 18, 2015 WorkMatters
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Shelley Simpson, CMO; EVP; President, ICS & Truck, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., walks us through what it looks and feels like to receive calling from God.
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Nov 18, 2015 WorkMatters
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Love at work? How do I that? Doug Sherman, author and founder, TradingUp.org; CEO Oak Mortgage of Dallas, dives deep into a very unique message on loving others in the workplace.
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Nov 18, 2015 WorkMatters
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Nov 17, 2015 WorkMatters
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Brad Respess, president and CEO, Tip Top Poultry, challenges us to see work-life balance in a differently and to embrace the tension of life's demands.
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Sep 18, 2015 WorkMatters
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Have you ever found yourself struggling to get a good night's sleep - and not just for a time or two but for nights on end? The weight of our work as leaders and responsibilities of our personal lives can be enough to steal our rest for sure. Many times there is something far deeper at work - a question that haunts us and makes us doubt our very core - Is this all there is? It's an unnerving thought but one that's actually pretty common for driven leaders who are constantly striving to be...
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Feb 17, 2015 WorkMatters
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If you’re interested in the true bottom line on leadership success, here is a concise but on-target look at what true leadership is like.  Russ emphasizes the need for leaders to think about the legacy of their leadership.
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Nov 19, 2014 WorkMatters
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Aug 4, 2014 WorkMatters
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David shares with us his insights on how top leaders gain faster results, deeper relationships, and a stronger bottom line.
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Feb 17, 2014 WorkMatters
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Brad Lomenick, Key Visionary and President, Catalyst and author of "The Catalyst Leader," inspired us with biblical leadership principles that challenged each of us to become change makers in our work through excellence, authenticity, calling, legacy and humility. Listen to this talk to equip you on your faith@work journey.
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Oct 18, 2013 WorkMatters
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Steve Graves, Author, Founder, Coaching by Cornerstone
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Jul 30, 2013 WorkMatters
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Tim Yatsko, Sam's Club
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Jul 30, 2013 WorkMatters
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Todd Gongwer, author - FUSE Event
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Jul 18, 2013 WorkMatters
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Shara Fischer, The Harvest Group
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Jul 18, 2013 WorkMatters
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David Roth, WorkMatters
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Jul 16, 2013 WorkMatters
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Tom Verdery, The Soderquist Center
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Jul 16, 2013 WorkMatters
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Dennis Leatherby, Tyson Foods
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Jul 15, 2013 WorkMatters
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Jimmy Dykes, ESPN Sports Analyst
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Jul 15, 2013 WorkMatters
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Chuck Hyde, The Soderquist Center
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Jul 3, 2013 WorkMatters
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Steve Blair, Walsworth Publishing
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Jul 3, 2013 WorkMatters
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Mike Rusch, The Cobblestone Project
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Jul 2, 2013 WorkMatters
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Elise Mitchell, Mitchell Communications
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Mar 10, 2012 WorkMatters
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Pastor Tom Frase taught this month on the pillar of Balance. One of the most difficult problems we face as professionals is the struggle for a workable balance between our work life and home life.  Tom Frase provides his insights as to how we can look at this dilemma and find a way of maintaining proper balance...and the answer is NOT how I can figure it out all for myself.  Maintaining proper balance will require us to allow those around us to help and advise us because we often become so...
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Feb 22, 2012 WorkMatters
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David Roth, President of WorkMatters shares his thoughtful teaching about how to truly discover the calling that God has given you for your work.  He provides some highly practical application that will aid you in seeing more clearly what the will of God is for you, especially when you are in those challenging times of thinking God may be calling you to new work.
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Jan 14, 2012 WorkMatters
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Rob Hey, V.P. for Staffing and Development at America's Car-Mart taught this month on the pillar of Serve.  We have so many opportunities to serve.  Starting small and just doing it are key elements to develop a habit of serving.  Opportunities abound for us at work to serve those we work with if we will just open our eyes and allow ourselves to be used by the Lord for what we were created for.
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Dec 3, 2011 WorkMatters
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Spencer Frazier, Senior Vice President for Sales at J.B Hunt Transport discusses about what Influence in the workplace is all about.  We must realize that no matter what, we are having an influence on those around us.  How can we be intentional to make our influence for Christ be what those around see when they watch us at work.  
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Nov 12, 2011 WorkMatters
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Pastor Tom Frase spoke this month on the pillar of Excellence. What do you think of when you think about doing your work with excellence? Does excellence really mean perfection in todays vernacular?  Can someone really do everything with excellence without falling over from exhaustion? Who's definition of excellence should we use.   Tom Frase, Founder of WorkMatters offers a great teaching that will answer these questions and provide you with solid scriptural basis for backing up his...
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Oct 18, 2011 WorkMatters
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Steve Toth teaches about one of the most important aspects of our faith at work journey is how we are living out a life of integrity. Is our walk and our talk consistent? Do those we work with know that we can be counted on to do what we say we will do?  
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Sep 13, 2011 WorkMatters
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We are very excited about this year's Eight to Five.   This is the fifth season of presenting a powerful monthly opportunity for marketplace professionals to gather and hear about ways that their peers are living out their faith at work.  This year, we want to go to a deeper level.  So many of you have told us that you really enjoy the talks, but you want to learn more about faith and work principles.  You have said you want to talk about real world issues that you face every day in your...
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Apr 16, 2011 WorkMatters
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William H. (Hank) Henderson has served as President of America's Car-Mart since May 2002. From 1999 until May 2002, Mr. Henderson served as Chief Operating Officer of the company. Previous to that, from 1992 through 1998, Mr. Henderson served as General Manager and from 1987 to 1992, Mr. Henderson primarily held the positions of District Manager and Regional Manager. Mr. Henderson has served as Vice Chairman of the Board since May 2004 and as a director since September 2002.
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Mar 19, 2011 WorkMatters
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Ross Cully is Co-Founder and Senior Partner at The Harvest Group, a sales and marketing firm that services consumer packaged goods manufacturers as they do business in retail. Before Harvest, Ross was an Account Executive at Procter & Gamble and a Sales Director at Northstar Partnering Group. Ross is a graduate of The University of Missouri and lives in Fayetteville, Ark. He and his wife, Kate, have two children; Norah, 2, and Jude, 5 months. He serves on the board of directors of...
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Mar 11, 2011 WorkMatters
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Paige Partridge Hix and Robert Hix have been practicing for over seven years in the Fayetteville area.  They are both obstetrician and gynecologists at Parkhill Clinic for Women.  Both Paige and Robert attended Hendrix College and subsequently the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for medical school and residency.  Married for over nine years, they have four children between them ranging from six to thirteen years old.  They are active members at Central Methodist church in...
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Feb 26, 2011 WorkMatters
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Mark Saviers has over 25 years of experience in developing office buildings, business parks, data centes, warehouses and corporate headquater and campuses. He began his real estate career in 1982 with the Trammel Crow Company. Currently Mark is a Partner with Sage Partners, a commerical real estate firm with offices in Northwest Arkansas and Little Rock. Additional, he is the Managing Parter of a development partnership in Houston an serves on a number of boards.   
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Feb 19, 2011 WorkMatters
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Maxie Carpenter is an independent consultant and advisor. He was formerly Vice President of the People & Training/Development Divisions for Wal-Mart Stores, retiring in January 2000, after a 27-year career.  As President of MVC Advisory Resource, Inc, founded shortly after his retirement, he brings an experiential corporate perspective to individuals and organizations across the country, assisting them with process management.  
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Feb 1, 2011 WorkMatters
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Benton County Bankers Panel - Living out your Faith at Work.
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Jan 16, 2011 WorkMatters
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Dan Skoff joined KNWA as the chief meteorologist in June 2006. His broadcasting career began at the CBS affiliate KWTV/Oklahoma City in 1998, where for three years he became a professional media storm tracker and alerted the public of severe weather danger. Then it was off to Amarillo where he was the weekend meteorologist for the NBC and FOX affiliate KAMR/KCIT for almost 3 years.  He is a member of both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society.  Dan also...
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Dec 18, 2010 WorkMatters
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Kelly L. Johnson, A.A.E., is the Airport Director for the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority.  From May 1977 to November 1996, she worked in various capacities for the City of Fayetteville, the last 10 years as Assistant Airport Manager at Fayetteville Municipal Airport. Kelly is a private pilot and serves as the First Vice Chair on the National Board of Directors of American Association of Airport Executives as well as on the board of directors for the International Association of...
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Dec 11, 2010 WorkMatters
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Tim Helder has been the Sheriff of Washington County since being elected in 2004.  Prior to that, he served as the Washington County Chief Deputy and contributed 21 years to the Fayetteville Police Department.  Tim also serves on a variety of boards:  Washington Regional Hospital Board of Directors, Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Arkansas Sheriff’s Association and the Fayetteville Police Pension Board. Most recently, Tim was selected as Chair for the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug...
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Nov 20, 2010 WorkMatters
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Scott Street, President and CEO of Mercy Health Systems of Northwest Arkansas. He is actively involved in his community and a has four children with his wife, Christine. 
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Nov 16, 2010 WorkMatters
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Shelley Simpson is the President of J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Inc. Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS) and is an Executive Vice President for the parent company.  Founded in January 2007, ICS provides an alternate, non-asset based transportation solution. Shelley graduated in 1994 from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., with a degree in marketing, and began her career with J.B. Hunt as an Account Representative.  Her career has included positions across various...
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Oct 23, 2010 WorkMatters
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Brad Jones is the Executive Vice President and co-founder of New Creature, Inc., an in-store marketing solution provider located in Rogers, Ark.  A graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in business, Brad spent the first four years of his career at J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Inc., working primarily in logistics. In 1999 Patrick Sbarra and Brad started New Creature by fulfilling the needs of Wal-Mart and its supplier community located here in northwest...
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Oct 16, 2010 WorkMatters
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Terry Turpin is a partner and Chief Operating Officer of Acumen Holdings, LLC, a Fayetteville-based ecommerce company in northwest Arkansas.  Prior to joining Acumen Holdings, he was one of the original partners in ThompsonMurray, Inc., an advertising agency that pioneered the field of shopper marketing.  ThompsonMurray sold to Saatchi & Saatchi in 2004, and Terry served as COO of Saatchi & Saatchi X until 2007.  Terry graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1992 and received...
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Jun 11, 2010 WorkMatters
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Steve Graves is the co-author of nearly a dozen books on leadership, business and the booming faith/work movement. His last two releases, Life@Work and The Power of One, were co-authored with best selling author Dr. John C. Maxwell. Steve is the founder of Coaching by Cornerstone and co-founder of the Life@Work Company, and he has been coaching senior leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs for over two decades. He is known for his wisdom, wit and ability to see through the complex to a...
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Apr 10, 2010 WorkMatters
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Tommy Van Zandt has over 24 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and a primary focus on office leasing, corporate services, site acquisition and development. His experience encompasses several million square feet of lease transactions, office development project management, retail and office site selection, and consulting. Following a devastating ice storm in 2009 in Fayetteville, Arkansas Tommy fell from a ladder while cutting tree limbs and suffered a severe neck injury...
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Mar 20, 2010 WorkMatters
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Since 1991, Susan Barrett has been a part of the St. Louis-based Mercy organization, when she joined Mercy Health System of Kansas as director of outreach services. She was named chief operating officer of Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kan., later that year, before taking over as president and CEO of Mercy Health System of Kansas. Barrett moved to Rogers in 1999 to accept the role of president and CEO of Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas.
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Feb 26, 2010 WorkMatters
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Andy Wilson, Executive Leader of the Ministry & Operations, FBC and Church at Pinnacle Hills, is responsible for day-to-day Ministry, Operations and Administration and serves as Second Chair to Dr. Ronnie Floyd. He is Board Chairman of Shiloh Christian School. Prior to joining FBC and CPH, Andy served as the Chief Executive Officer for The Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics where he successfully led the team through a time of growth and sharpened focus. Prior to his tenure with...
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Feb 9, 2010 WorkMatters
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David Roth invested 25 years in his career in the marketplace before becoming President of WorkMatters, Inc. in 2003. Prior to taking on full-time leadership of WorkMatters, he was Vice President, Business Development and Marketing for J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. In addition, he was Senior Vice President, Marketing for Manugistics in Maryland, and Vice President Marketing for American Software in Atlanta, Ga. 
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Nov 20, 2009 WorkMatters
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Bob McCaslin had an extraordinarily successful career with Kraft Foods for 30 years. He retired in 2002 and subsequently became involved in making northwest Arkansas a better place to live. He now serves as Mayor of Bentonville. Bob has always believed in living his faith in all aspects of his life.
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Oct 22, 2009 WorkMatters
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Chris Crossland is Executive VP of Crossland Construction. Crossland Construction is one of the country's top 200 contracting firms with offices in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Crossland Construction has performed local projects such as The Embassy Suites, Springdale High School, Fayetteville Library, Ft. Smith Airport, Pinnacle Shopping and Retail Center, Tyson Discovery Center and Arvest Baseball Park. More importantly, Chris has a philosophy about life: "I exist to be a builder...
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Sep 25, 2009 WorkMatters
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Elise Mitchell, President and CEO, Mitchell Communications Group About Elise Mitchell: Elise has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of corporate and agency public relations. She is President and CEO of Mitchell Communications Group and is a member of the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows.
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Jun 12, 2009 WorkMatters
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John Roberts, President, DCS, J.B. Hunt Transport, will deliver a powerful faith-at-work testimony at the June year-End Eight-to-Five Unplugged event. John is a long-time friend and supporter of WorkMatters, and advocate for faith in the workplace in Northwest Arkansas.
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Mar 27, 2009 WorkMatters
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Jose Seevedra spoke this month at Eight-to-Five. Have you ever felt like things were going pretty well at work, but then sense God may have other plans for you? If you want to truly live for Him at work, he may use you in ways you could never imagine. Jose Seevedra overcame all kinds of obstacles and barriers to get where he thought God wanted him at McKee Foods, yet God seemed to be calling him to do more. Come hear how Jose handled the questions we all have when God asks us to step out of our...
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Feb 28, 2009 WorkMatters
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Jim McCorkmick, VP of Shell Oil, spoke this month at Eight-to-Five. The reality of the current economic environment can create significant adversity in our life. Adversity leads to fear, which can have a negative impact on us and the ones we lead and love. If adversity is put in check, it can create strength and peace. This month, you will learn how to put your faith to work and restore your peace.
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Feb 6, 2009 WorkMatters
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David Roth, President of WorkMatters, spoke this month at Eight-to-Five. Without question, our economy and its impact on our work and personal lives is influencing all of us in extraordinary ways. Some of us have lost our jobs. Some of us are fearful we will lose our jobs. Some of us feel secure in our work, but are impacted personally in other ways. As we begin this new year, all of us have a unique opportunity to use these "difficult times" to put a new level of meaning and purpose...
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Nov 22, 2008 WorkMatters
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Sam Hannon, Teaching Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church You can influence your organization from wherever you are. Come hear Fellowship Bible Teaching Pastor, Sam Hannon share his thoughts about working with excellence and influence through the life of Joseph, a man of skill and a man of God. He rose from the bottom rung on the ladder to be the most influential person in the organization.
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Oct 24, 2008 WorkMatters
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Steve Lampkin, VP of Benefits Services and Strategic Initiatives at Wal-Mart, spoke this month at Eight-to-Five. Are you having any significant impact on those around you? Do you strive to make each day really count for something or are you just hoping to survive the day? Steve Lampkin will share a powerful message about how your influence is closely linked to how well you serve those around you and how willing you are to let God's plans and purposes be the road map for your day.  
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Sep 27, 2008 WorkMatters
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Todd Simmons, COO of Simmons Foods, spoke this month at Eight-to-Five. The Bible calls us to do our work with excellence, but what does that really mean? Many people are smart. Many people work hard. But where is the heart? Is work just our head and our hands? Or can we really have a heart for it? Come hear Todd share his experiences, perspectives and recommendations for working with your head, hands...and your heart.
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May 17, 2008 WorkMatters
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Dr. Steve Graves is the Founder of Coaching by Cornerstone.   Steve shares his talk "The Summer of Your Life: Making Progress Where it Matters Most" and how to Bridge the gap between Faith and Work.
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Mar 15, 2008 WorkMatters
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David Roth spent 20+ years of his business career as a Sunday Christian. One set of goals and aspirations for his spiritual life, and a completely different set of goals and aspirations for his career. Sound familiar? Let's dive into this faith-and-work journey and walk away with some answers to the question, but, how do I do it?
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Joe Goddard is the Founding Owner of Cardinal IT Resources Inc. and Cardinal Healthcare Group, Inc.   Joe shares his talk -Are You a Business Person who is also a Christian or a Christian Business Person? and how to Bridge the gap between Faith and Work.
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Jan 26, 2008 WorkMatters
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Donnie Smith is the  Group VP, Consumer Products at Tyson Foods. Donnie shares his talk  Feeling God At Work?  and how to Bridge the gap between Faith and Work.
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Nov 9, 2007 WorkMatters
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Stan Tyra is the Senior Vice President of Sales at Blueberry Hill Foods. Stan shares his talk "Descending into Greatness" and how to Bridge the gap between Faith and Work.
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Oct 14, 2007 WorkMatters
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John Aden is the Senior Vice President of International Operations at Wal*Mart Stores. John shares his talk "Trusting God beyond reason at work" and how to Bridge the gap between Faith and Work.
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Oct 5, 2007 WorkMatters
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John Aden is the Senior Vice President of International Operations at Wal*Mart Stores. John shares his talk "From Marketplace to Mission Place" and how to Bridge the gap between Faith and Work.      
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Mike Thompson is the founder of Seasons Venture International (SVI)  SVI is an organizational development company that focus on Creating irresistible companies and extraordinary people. Mike Thompson shares his story of learning how to abide in God at work and at home.    
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Sep 14, 2007 WorkMatters
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John Roberts JB Hunt Dedicated Contract Services Division discusses "Success and Failure God's way".   Bringing Faith into your workplace.
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Tim Broughton McKee Foods "Reconciling Differences at Work What is the true cost/benefit analysis of  forgiveness?" Bringing Faith into your workplace.
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Sep 14, 2007 WorkMatters
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Bill Couey, VP of Operations at Dayspring Cards, spoke this month at Eight-to-Five. Learn how to find strength in weakness - A path to leadership effectiveness. How do you lead as a Christian leader? Leave with something to change your leadership style.  
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Sep 14, 2007 WorkMatters
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How do you know if you are influencing?  How do you walk everyday influencing the right way?   Jim McCormick is the VP of Shell Lubricants.   His experience in the workplace with numerous companies gives him the experience to explain how to know if you are influencing.