Five dimensions of organizational culture

Five dimensions of organizational culture

Read this in 1 min Navigating organizational culture — and too many talented individuals stumble in their new company because they fail to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t explain the cultural rules to newcomers, and new hires are so focused on the job and the new boss that they overlook the rules’ profound influence. …

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Surviving a crisis

Surviving a crisis

Read this in 1 min I almost drowned once. No, I wasn’t caught by a rip tide. I didn’t lose my bearings and drift out to sea. I’m speaking metaphorically. I served in the leadership of an organization that went through a terrible ordeal—a conflict I’ve never seen the likes of elsewhere. And it almost killed me. Drowning—metaphorical or not—isn’t a pleasant …

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Get two free Russ Ramsey Books

Get two free Russ Ramsey Books

Read this in 2 mins Reading the Bible more imaginatively As a pastor I know how hard it can be to read the Bible. It is, after all, ancient literature. It was written for, but not to us (in the words of John Walton). The result is that sometimes we feel like we’re reading a foreign language, a book whose …

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I’m back in the saddle

I’m back in the saddle

Read this in 1 min Now that we’re pretty settled in Wheaton, I’ve decided that it’s time to get back on the bike. The truth is, cycling is the only form of exercise that I *love* to do. At least, I loved it when I was in shape. My initial goal is to get into a regular rhythm of cycling. Not huge distances. …

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