My new book Dear Boss is #1 Amazon BestSeller!

Dear BossMy newly-released book, Dear Boss: What Your Employees Wish You Knew, went to #1 on the Amazon BestSeller list in both Workplace Behavior and Christian Professional Growth categories.

Here’s what people said about Dear Boss: What Your Employees Wish You Knew.

“Robert’s book will inspire and equip you to be a better leader that others will want to follow.” – Kim S.

“You will read it and then find yourself referring back to it again and again.” – Steve T.

Check out the reviews and download your copy at Amazon today.

Five Ways to Develop Better Relationships

How to Tear Down the Silos within Your Team

Many people want to have better relationships in their life, but they are unwilling to do what needs to be done to develop them.

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Good relationships don’t just happen. They have to be carefully cultivated. If you will have better relationships with your team or with your family, then you must be intentional and consistent in growing those relationships.

Here are five ways you can develop better relationships at work or at home.

The Five B’s for Building a Culture of Trust

How You as a Leader Can Transform Your Workplace

Trust is the key ingredient of a healthy workplace culture, and trust is a huge predictor of the success of the leadership of any business. When your team trusts you and each other, everything works better. That’s why it is important to develop a Culture of Trust in your business.

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We are wired to want to trust others. And we are disappointed when people fail to live up to those expectations. When trust is absent, everything becomes more difficult.

Building trust will be key in moving your business forward. Your trustworthiness will be the most important aspect of your leadership. But you have to earn the right to be trusted. You have to show that you are trustworthy.

Here are five B’s necessary for building a Culture of Trust.

How You Can Survive and Thrive in Constant Change

Three Ways to Prepare Yourself for an Uncertain Job Market

Change is here to stay. And not just change, but constant change. You can count on turbulence in your career. But how do you survive and thrive in the midst of an uncertain job market?

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First things first: The God of the Bible is still God today. He has not abandoned you nor forsaken you (Deuteronomy 31:8). Do not let the circumstances you see in the job market tell you otherwise.

As you go through constant change, here are three ways you can prepare yourself for uncertainty in the job market.

5 Key Situations to Express Appreciation

People appreciate appreciation. In fact, they crave it. People want to be acknowledged for who they are and what they do. And you as a leader will do well to express appreciation to those around you.

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People need appreciation in certain times more than others. They will need you to be aware of what those situations are so that you can be prepared to meet that need.

Here are the five situations when your team will need appreciation.

The Ten Rules of Respect

Have you ever seen how a lack of respect can ruin the culture of an organization or a family? When people don’t respect each other, they lose an appreciation for each other. And that can devolve into nasty personal relations—all because people did not respect each other.

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Respect has become a hot topic within the realm of leadership development. At the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, Bill Hybels listed ten rules of respect that can apply to any group of people at work or home.

Here are the “Respect 10” that Bill Hybels presented as I have interpreted them. How many of these have you instituted in your home or workplace?

9 Questions to Help You Find Work Worth Doing

What you do for a living is worth more than a paycheck. The time you spend working doesn’t have to be just time traded for money. You can spend your working hours in a way that will energize you. You can do work worth doing.

Work Worth Doing

To get to that point, you need to understand what motivates you. And that requires a deep dive into what makes you tick.

In order to discover how you can do work worth doing, ask yourself these nine questions.

Why Your Workplace Is a Place for Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth happens most through our interactions with others. Since you spend more of your waking hours with the people at your workplace, then your workplace is a place for spiritual growth.

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God works in you to want to do what pleases Him (Philippians 2:13). And Scripture tells you to work out your salvation (Philippians 2:12). That means you literally need to work out of you what God has put in you through your interactions with other people. That makes the workplace a great place to test out what God is doing in you.

Here are three ways you can use your workplace as a place for spiritual growth.

How Faith and Work Are Complementary

It seems that faith and work are perceived as contradictory in the business world. People think that trusting God doesn’t require that you follow good business practices. Or they think that putting in disciplined effort means that you don’t trust God to provide. The truth is that faith and work complete each other.

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You can demonstrate how your faith impacts your work and how your work reinforces your faith. You don’t have to choose one over the other—because faith and work are complementary.

Here are three steps for meaningfully pursuing both your faith and work.

Why You Should Have an Ownership Mentality

Even if you aren’t the owner of the company you work for, your customers will want you to have an ownership mentality.  They want to know that you will take ownership of whatever problem they bring to you.

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Your customers want to know that you care about their problems.  They want to know that you will help them solve the issues they are facing.

Here are three reasons you want to bring an ownership mentality to everything that you do.