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ServiceMaster and the Tension Between People and Profit (Interview w/ Al Erisman)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Al Erisman shares best practices and cautionary tales from the story of ServiceMaster. What you’ll hear in this episode… How did ServiceMaster demonstrate its commitment to honoring God in every aspect of the company? Despite ServiceMaster abandoning some of its core founding principles, how has the founder’s commitment to …

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How Financial Advisors Are Redeeming Wall Street (Interview w/ Jeff Thomas)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Jeff Thomas shares his journey of moving from worldly success to Christ-centered significance in the financial industry. What you’ll hear in this episode… How to represent Jesus within a large company When is it time to leave a company and start your own? How to shift the culture of …

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Putting God First in Your Business (Interview w/ Dave Kahle)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Dave Kahle teaches some best practices for putting God first in a company.   What you’ll hear in this episode… The importance of creating a business culture that mirrors the household culture of the early church How acknowledging God in a business’s foundational documents solidifies the identity of the business Why setting goals is …

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Serving God in the Music Industry (Interview w/ Jason Davis)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, music producer Jason Davis shares how God transformed his approach to the music industry. Jason Davis has spent his entire two-decade career in the music industry and worked with many worldwide stars, including Boyz ll Men, Sugar Ray, P. Diddy, Alabama, Lonestar, Dolly Parton, among many others. He’s an …

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The Sabbath and Busy Professionals (Interview w/ Leah Archibald)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Leah Archibald shares a biblical perspective on work-life balance. Leah Archibald is content development specialist at the Theology of Work Project (TOW). Her devotionals on topics such as “How to Make the Right Decision” and “When to Speak Up at Work” have been completed by more than one million …

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Is Going into Debt Unbiblical? (Interview w/ Grant Botma)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Grant Botma shares his perspective on what the Bible says about debt. Grant Botma is the founder of Stewardship and the leader of its nationally ranked team of top producers. Thanks to a thriving company culture, Grant’s team has won numerous awards, including national performance rankings like “Top 1%” …

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How a CEO’s Salvation Impacted His Restaurant Chain (Interview w/ Peter Demos)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Peter Demos shares how his personal transformation upon becoming a Christian affected his entire company. Peter Demos is the President and CEO of Demos’ Brands and Peter D’s Seasonings. He grew up in his parents’ restaurants and surrounded by the spirit of serving others. After pursuing a law degree, …

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Living 10x for Christ in the Marketplace (Interview w/ Carlos Rosales)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Carlos Rosales shares how Christian business professionals can live like Daniel and his friends in the Bible who were said to have been 10 times better than their counterparts. Carlos Rosales has been in business leadership roles for 35 years. He is a facilitator for Convene in the Houston …

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Spiritual Practices for Everyday Work (Interview w/ Denise Daniels and Shannon Vandewarker)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Denise Daniels and Shannon Vandewarker discuss their new book, Working in the Presence of God: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Work.  Denise Daniels is a Professor of Management at Seattle Pacific University. She earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Washington. Denise is the co-Principal Investigator on …

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A Company Turnaround Through Servant Leadership (Interview w/ Art Barter)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Art Barter shares the story of how he immersed his company into a culture of servant leadership, which was instrumental in growing his company from $10 million to $200 million in six years. Art Barter rebuilt the culture of Datron World Communications. He took Datron’s traditional power-led model and …

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