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Supervisor-Employee Relationships

Supervisor-Employee Relationships

This article deals with the unique problems experienced by Christians when they supervise others or are employees. In the focus group discussion that formed the basis for part of this chapter, much of our conversation dealt with the supervisor’s perspective. The points that were raised, however, are equally relevant to those who are being supervised. What difference does being a Christian make...

Supervisor-Employee Relationships

This article deals with the unique problems experienced by Christians when they supervise others or are employees. In the focus group discussion that formed the basis for part of this chapter, much of our conversation dealt with the supervisor’s perspective. The points that were raised, however, are equally relevant to those who are being supervised. What difference does being a Christian make...

A Changed Heart at Work

A Changed Heart at Work

VITAL S.:  William Payne Stewart was a professional golfer until his death Oct. 25, 1999, at age 42. PERSONAL FILE: Stewart was born in Springfield, Mo., and lived in Orlando, Fla., with his wife, Tracey, and children, Chelsea, 13, and Aaron, 10. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Stewart graduated from Southern Methodist University with a business degree. After playing golf overseas, he earned his PGA Tour card...

Integrity in the Workplace

Integrity in the Workplace

I wonder if you've noticed that in the last couple of years, integrity in the workplace has become a hot topic? The 1980's were termed the decade of greed and it was characterized by getting everything you could for yourself. And now Corporate America says "How can we put values and integrity back in our good 'ole American system?" Well, it will only happen as individuals put integrity back into...

The Heartiest and Best Employment

The Heartiest and Best Employment

It’s a pleasure to have a good employer. It’s a pleasure to have satisfying work. To make a heart commitment to work when conditions are good is fairly easy. On the other hand, it’s sad to see, or to be, people whose hearts aren’t in their work. Either way, in favorable or unfavorable work situations, our approach matters to Jesus. He advised people not to overvalue material wealth because that...

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