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Stewardship: Recognizing God as the Owner of Our Possessions

By Jen Taggart

It’s easy as a recent graduate (or as a professional of any age) to be proud of the money you earn and to desire to be self-sufficient. While the Bible does count it as a virtue to be able to provide for one’s own household (1 Timothy 5:8, 2 Thessalonians 3:10), we must remember that all finances and possessions ultimately belong to the Lord. John Scroggins, executive director of Baton Exchange, said in a Baton Exchange training video that "a steward is someone entrusted with another's wealth or property in charge of the responsibility of managing it in the owner's best interest." He gave 7 principles for considering stewardship.

Adapting to Different Cultures-Workplace and National

By Jen Taggart

When people think of culture and cultural competency in the workforce, they usually think of relating to those from other ethnic backgrounds. While this is important in a global workforce, businesses themselves have cultures too.Culture is any given group’s set of values, beliefs and assumptions which affect how they behave.

Forgetting What is Behind: The Campus to Career Transition Begins

By Jen Taggart

Philippians 3:12-14College is life-encompassing: friends, routines, and memories are all stored in a college town somewhere. Once graduates leave their campuses, they may have trouble finding community. Kyle Young, pastor of Rock City Church, said in a Baton Exchange training video that college life is more intimate and fertile for relationship-building than post-college life. Finding community is just one challenge of the campus-to-career transition.

Why is Transformational Justice So Hard?

By Nicole George

As the Baton Exchange’s workplace training video on how to bring about justice in your city explains, justice is not just about the way we distribute things but also the right way to value things. Here’s where justice becomes so tricky. Values are always based on beliefs about the purpose of life, human nature and what is right and wrong but across our culture, people form very different values based on an array of beliefs.

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.

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