Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Research Uncovers 8 Mistakes People Make that Lead to Unsatisfying Work

"It's time for serious evaluation through tools like Career Direct so that students don't drown in debt while struggling with unemployment," said Crown's Robert Dickie III.

 A fine-tuned tool based on years of research could make a difference for anyone trying to decide, "What should I do when I grow up?" For students choosing a course of study or for those considering what kind of work will stand the test of time, Crown Financial Ministries spent more than 10 years developing and fine tuning the newly re-launched Career Direct ® using standard psychometric principles of testing and measurement and putting those to work in 17 languages. Career Direct is a game changer for job seekers and prospective students.

So far, more than 120,000 adults and students worldwide have gone through the program. It asks up front the basic question of life – who are you? – before telling you how to spend your 100,000 hours of working life. And with that much science and personal testing behind it, Crown Financial Ministries has learned that some career mistakes can be avoided, beginning with too little time spent in considering what are a person's best skills and talents.
"Finding out your unique skills should be the first thing any job seeker or student does before changing your life for your job or investing your hard-earned, even borrowed, money in education," said Crown's President Robert Dickie III.

In an article featured in Fox News this week Dickie noted: "More than half of all students change majors at least once, and a recent survey found that the average American man changes jobs every four and one-half years, the average woman every three years. The model of employee and employer forming a lifelong relationship no longer fits.
"Today choosing a career is generally not a one-time decision; it's a series of decisions, made through different stages of life, experience, and responsibility. But with more than 60 percent of Americans saying they are not satisfied with their current jobs, it seems obvious that it's time to consider new patterns for choosing a profession."
Career Direct ® is a program that provides personal analysis, testing and even counseling to identify the kind of skills that will lead to a successful career.

Through research, Crown also identified 8 common errors people make when taking a job and when trying to find a career that will satisfy.

Business Redefined.. Re-engineering your business for the future

I am back from a Conference in Los Angeles where I did a presentation on the 18 inches towards real transformation from the head to the heart. At the conference I had the opportunity to listen to some outstanding wisdom and legacy leaders of the world. One such session was with Ken Blanchard.

Ken Blanchard is an accomplished speaker, consultant and one of Amazon’s top 25 best-selling authors of all time. As a world-renowned expert in leadership and business, Ken is generally regarded as one of the most insightful, powerful and compassionate men in the business arena today. His best-selling books include The One Minute Manager® (13 million copies sold worldwide) and the trilogy: Raving Fans, Gung Ho!®, and Big Bucks®. His seminal work, Leadership by the Book, has given new meaning to “servant leadership”.

Ken talked about trust as the basis for every relationship and about defining trust busters and trust boosters, as well as rebuilding trust. I personally liked the assessment tool Ken discussed with us that uses 35 statements based on the following:
1, When you demonstrate competence and skill, you are ABLE, which builds trust.
2. When you act with integrity, you are BELIEVABLE, which builds trust.
3. When you care about others, you are CONNECTED, which builds trust.
4. When you remain reliable, you are DEPENDABLE, which builds trust.

Other speakers included:
·         Luis Palau, Astonishing Impact of one Consecrated Business Leader
·         Dr. John Townsend, Boundaries and Leadership: How Successful Leaders Guard Their Time and Energy
·         Kevin Palau, City Transformation: The Portland Story, Is it possible to see cities transformed by the Gospel?
·         Kent Humphreys, What is Next for You?
·         Dr. Paul White, Authentic Appreciation: Communicating True Value to Your Employees for Kingdom-based Relationships
·         Rick Warren: Sharing and inspiring us to be the true ambassadors of God’s Kingdom

What a great moment to reconnect, to share, to pray and also to have fun together! It was great meeting the FCCI delegates again. This conference was different as there was a strong emphasis on how to do it versus just talking and listening. For me personally, the conference was a time of learning new things from God regarding a fresh re-engineering approach to our FCCI calling in Africa. I have been emotionally recharged, spiritually renewed and again equipped for the challenges we are facing in the market-place in Africa.

Let’s change the market-place story. Also see the link that I prepared for the conference:!home/mainPage

Be a life-long learner and allow God to use you mightily in the position for which He has called you in. Make a difference wherever you go!

Blessings. Dr Mario Denton E:

Terugvoer na seminaar

More Mario

Ek is nou al ‘n paar keer deur jou presentation en dis by verre een van die mees ongellooflikste presentations wat ek nog ooit in my lewe gesien het, WOW!!!

Ek sou wat wou gee om jou te hoor en sien dit aanbied.  Die content is absoluut amazing “and it stirs my spirit man and my heart”.

Leef ons nie absoluut in die beste tyd om ‘n pad met Jesus te stap nie!!!

Nogmals dankie dat jy dit met my gedeel het.

Baie liefde

Willie Rudolph
Chief Operating Officer

Boldness versus Fearfulness

Boldness versus Fearfulness

Definition: Confidence that what I say or do is true, right and just.

Acts 4:13 – “The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men who had had no special training.  They also recognised them as men who had been with Jesus.”

Is your confidence rooted in Christ?  When you speak, do people recognise that you have been with Jesus?  No one can stand against you if you have God on your side.  If you know you are doing the right thing and that Jesus would agree with your actions or words, you have every right to be confident and bold!  Do not let fear hold you back!  If you have been with Jesus, it does not matter what your background is; Jesus will show Himself through you!

Let boldness flow from knowing who you are!

Surely God would not have created a being such as man to exist only for a day!  No, no, man was made for immortality! – Abraham Lincoln

Character First™

Character-building:  Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to you who you are in Christ so that you can confidently begin to do what God wants you to.

If you are pursuing God’s call in your life then follow this link to Halftime® a programme that will help you find renewed purpose.

Thoughts and Reflections

True boldness is birthed from the knowledge of who I am in Christ!
What is holding me back from accepting God’s call to serve Him?



Action Items

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Dear Lord

I place my confidence in You.  Thank You for being on my side when I do what is right in Your eyes.  Help me to not be afraid or timid when You call on me to act.   Let others see that I have been with You and that I am Your instrument here on earth, so that they may glorify You.  Amen.

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