Integrity Means All the Time

by Benjamin R. Case, President, Case Consulting Services, Inc.

When is it important to have integrity? Some of the time or all of the time? My friend Ben Case, President of Case Consulting Services, has been a hallmark of integrity as long as I have known him. And he tells a powerful story to explain to importance of integrity.


Before I started Transformational Impact LLC, I worked with Ben. He is reputedly one of the best major gift fundraisers in the world, having helped nonprofits raise more than $4.3 billion in his 40 years of fundraising. And he shares his expertise six days a week in the Tip o’ the Morning, a one-minute read covering the basic principles of fundraising (and sometimes life) that we need to know and practice to be successful.

Even though I no longer work with Ben, I still occasionally write a Tip o’ the Morning. And I am pleased to post an occasional Tip from Ben on my blog. Here’s Ben’s Most Valuable Tip (MVT) #44 entitled, “When Are You Going to Have Integrity—Some of the Time or All of the Time? Integrity Means All the Time.

The Good Life Hawaii HomepageDanny Yamashiro recorded an interview with me on Monday for his radio program, The Good Life—the most listened to Christian radio talk show in Hawaii.

Danny asked me about my new book, Dear Boss: What Your Employees Wish You Knew. He asked me about who would benefit from the book. He asked me about how it can be a business book and a Christian book at the same time. And he asked me why I wrote the book. It was a great interview, and I had a lot of fun.

Danny has a powerful story. I interviewed him a while back. Listen to his inspiring interview—How Do You Make Sense of Life When Tragedy Strikes?

Danny’s interview with me about my book is scheduled to air March 2. And I’ll keep you posted when it’s available.

Date: March 2, 2018
Appearance: The Good Life with Danny Yamashiro: What Your Employees Wish You Knew
Outlet: The Good Life Hawaii Radio Show
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Format: Radio


Dr. Woodrow Kroll, The Helios Projects

Have you had times when things didn’t work out and you wanted to quit?  Woodrow Kroll understands.  And that’s why he penned the poem START OVER.

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Inspired by my post How You Can Pick Up the Pieces and Start Over, Dr. Kroll sent me this poem that he wrote ten years ago while he was the President and Senior Bible Teacher of the international radio ministry Back to the Bible.

After 23 years with Back to the Bible, Wood retired—but not for long.  Within days of retiring, God prompted Wood to invest his 50 years of ministry experience in starting the HELIOS Projects to train untrained pastors in economically challenged countries.

Let Dr. Woodrow Kroll minister to you in these lines of poetry.  Perhaps you will see your situation in one of the stanzas.  Even if your life, your plans, or your friends have let you down, I hope you will find your way to START OVER.

4 Struggles to Overcome for a Meaningful Prayer Life

by Nathan Tabor,

prayer lifeDo you struggle in your prayer life?  I struggle with the inclusion of prayer in my everyday life. Honestly, everyone does. And everyone could be stronger and more diligent in their prayer lives. I certainly know that I could have a better prayer life.

The first step toward a daily prayer life is simply doing it!

Most of us have the same mental struggles with prayer: not having the time, needing a specific answer, not applying credit when due or just plain feeling guilty about asking for something in prayer or guilty about one’s lack of prayer.

Let’s talk about each of these struggles.

Am I Moving Forward?

by Rick Whitted, Author of Outgrow Your Space at Work

moving forwardOften we use our careers to paint a “happy place” on our life’s canvas. Without realizing it, we make the success of our careers tantamount to our life’s progression. You can recognize it in expressions like:

“If I could only get the next job things would be…” Or,

“I don’t believe I’m valued where I work because I didn’t get…” Or,

“I’m not happy at work because I don’t have a passion for what I do…” Or,

“I’m working hard so that when the next opportunity comes up I’ll be…” Or,

“It’s so obvious that my boss (or company) doesn’t care about me, because no one asked me to…”

The American Psychological Association’s Stress in America study revealed that work creates stress in a higher percentage of American adults than does health and family responsibilities. Also, the latest release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that nearly 3 million people quit their jobs every month in this country. A statistic that has not changed much in two decades.

In most career discussions, I see a glare in the eyes, a deliberateness of tone, or firm facial expression that conveys intensity. Why are our careers so important? Why do they trigger such emotion? Why does life appear to be going so well when our careers are running on all cylinders? Yet, when our careers appear to be stuck, or going backwards, we feel like someone just broke up with us? There is no doubt our careers are important, but should it define how we feel about ourselves in a particular season in life?

It took me a long time to realize that I was using work to do something it was never meant to do—make my life complete. I was using work to give me something it was never meant to give—a sense of accomplishment. I was using it to answer the most important question we ask ourselves: Is my life moving forward?