Co-opetition and Integration

By Josh Shoemaker / March 8, 2022 /

Matthew 25:14-30: “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once…

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Authentic Brand

By Josh Shoemaker / March 2, 2022 /

Phillippians 2:3-8 – “Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests but also for the interests of others. Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who existing in the form of God, did not consider…

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Agile Organizations

By Josh Shoemaker / February 23, 2022 /

Scripture 2 Sam 22:34/Psalm 18:33 – “He gives me the agility of a deer; he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain.”   Agile organizations are sort of like mom and apple pie – of course that’s what we’re all trying to build, right? Well its tougher than you think and today we’re going to talk…

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Sustainable Operations

By Josh Shoemaker / February 15, 2022 /

Scripture Psalm 24:1 – “The earth and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to the Lord.” Proverbs 12:10 – “A righteous man cares about his animal’s health but even the merciful acts of the wicked are cruel.”   Sustainability can be a highly divisive term depending on how you use it and in…

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Employee Experience

By Josh Shoemaker / February 9, 2022 /

Scripture Ecclesiastes 3:22: “I have seen that there is nothing better for a person to enjoy his activities because that is his reward.”   Hot off last week considering how to offshore and automate your business, we are talking this week about how to take care of your core employee group – especially those that are…

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Onshore, Offshore and Bots

By Josh Shoemaker / February 2, 2022 /

Scripture Proverbs 21:15: “The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.”  This week we’re talking about your operations and how to execute the value your business provides. For several reasons here in 2022 (tight job market, hyper-competitive industries, digital transformation, etc) most companies are already working…

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Life Teams

By Josh Shoemaker / January 19, 2022 /

Scripture of the Week – Scripture Proverbs 27:17 – “Iron sharpens Iron, and one man sharpens another.”   A couple weeks ago we addressed the all important topic of community for leaders. Today we’re encouraging everyone to pursue one practical form of community called a Life Team. This is because life teams are a more intense,…

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Onsite Workshops Review

By Erik Mickelson / January 12, 2022 /

Fits of anxiety plagued me for a period of seven months toward the end of 2021. I made it unscathed through the pandemic but what threw me over the edge was in May when our COO of our company joined the Great Resignation.  To make matters worse, my leadership was being questioned at the medical…

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By Josh Shoemaker / January 4, 2022 /

Scripture of the Week – Proverbs 18:24 – “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” As the calendars change to 2022 – let’s now consider the importance of community. While family and holidays can be enriching or fulfilling for many, as we…

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Life Plan

By Josh Shoemaker / December 28, 2021 /

Scripture(s) of the Week –  Psalm 145:4 – “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Matthew 6:20-21 – “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your…

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