Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

March 21st, 2017

All Work Matters | Mike Rowe

In a recent interview on Meet the Press, Mike Rowe, the former host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” lamented what he perceives to be a general lack of enthusiasm for work—and a particular lack of enthusiasm for the kind of work featured on his show: physically-demanding, often socially...

via Fortune
April 7th, 2016

The Race to Hire Millennials

Fortune magazine’s 2016 list of “The Best 100 Companies to Work For” is out, and those companies are racing to hire Millennials. Note the change since 12 or so years ago when the first Millennials graduated from college and entered the workforce. Boomers and GenXers were quick to...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
February 12th, 2016

Are Employees Withholding Valuable Information?

According to an article in Harvard Businesss Review, your employees may be withholding valuable information that you need as a leader. James Detert and Ethan Burris write, Maybe it’s about a project that’s gone off track or a manager who’s behaving badly. Or maybe they’re not...

via Inc.
December 11th, 2015

Don’t Let Workplace Stress Rob Christmas Joy

It’s mid-December. The city is lit and people are nicer than usual. But maybe you, like many, silently wonder, If this 'tis the season, why am I not jolly? Maybe on lunchbreak you fought traffic and crowds but couldn’t find the right gift for...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
November 26th, 2015

Why Appreciation Matters

What is the one thing that leaders can do for those who work for them that will contribute more to productivity than anything else we do? Take an attitude of thanksgiving back to work! Stop and say, “Thank you.” In an article in Harvard Business Review entitled “Why Appreciation Matters So...

November 26th, 2015

Showing Appreciation at the Office? No, Thanks

Expecting a big thank-you at work this week? Don't hold your breath recommends Sue Shellenbarger at the​ Wall Street Journal​​. According to a survey of 2,007 people for the John Templeton Foundation, only 10% of adults say thanks to a colleague every day, while just 7% express gratitude...

September 23rd, 2015

5 Tips for Gracefully Accepting Constructive Criticism

Criticism -- even if it's constructive criticism -- can be tough to stomach. How we respond to criticism lets others see behind the curtain of our lives.  one is perfect, but accepting criticism is tough. Unbelievers watch how we respond to criticism and challenges to see who we really are...

June 12th, 2015

Maximize Vacation ROI

Rested, relaxed and energized. That's how we want to return from vacation, but it's often not the case. So what can we do to get the best return on our investment of time, energy and finances a vacation requires?  Researchers Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan offer suggestions in  “When a...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
May 19th, 2015

Hungry for Purpose in America

Values, character and purpose are top of mind for many Americans these days, according to David Brooks, conservative columnist for the New York Times and author of four books, including, The Road to Character. In a recent oped he wrote, Every reflective person sooner...

April 29th, 2015

Jump-Start Social Responsibility at Your Company

What are you and the company where you work doing to make the community a better place? The term "corporate social responsibility" became popular in the 1960s, and although some have deemed it merely a public relations stunt, most major companies have taken seriously the opportunity to...