Posts by Jeff

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Our Connectivity is Unity- And What Our Ministry is About

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Effective networks are the key to effective human interaction. Networks, not “networking” are what I’m referring to. Our interconnectedness is a fact. How we utilize that is up to us. I believe that God’s Work in Progress has been called by God to build a network.  How about 10 million Christ Followers, going to work […]

Dakota Leadership: The Power of the Ripple Effect- by Danita Bye

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Dakota Leadership: The Power of the Ripple Effect By Danita Bye,  President  Sales Growth Specialists   “Recognize the power of the Ripple Effect – your actions change those around you.” ~ Danita Bye   When I see someone sneeze or cough, I instinctively keep my distance! I don’t want to catch that virus, especially with it […]

What You’re Funding

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When You Give  What we are about: Purpose-  To equip people to do “great work with great faith”.  Mission-  To help our listeners find the  joyful “full and satisfying life” Jesus came to give…at work.  Work is meant to be rewarding…God cursed the ground NOT work.  Vision-     Enable a marketplace where God’s Kingdom principles make […]

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

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Please  forward our newsletter to people like you! Our goal in 1,000,000 subscribers world wide! View this email in your browser THIS WEEK’S SHOW John Hope Bryant is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. and bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass). His bestselling […]

Emerging Leaders: Shift Your Focus- A Guest Post from Danita Bye

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Emerging Leaders: Shift Your Focus By Danita Bye, CEO  It’s getting colder.  The days are getting shorter. It reminds me of a time when I was praying desperately for snow. During the 1990’s, I purchased a snowmobile sleigh manufacturing company. As with every entrepreneur, all looked promising.   But then EI Nino hit in 1997 and…it didn’t […]

Courage vs Confidence

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Courage Vs Confidence Confidence vs Courage- God calls us to be confident towards Him- to be bold in approaching the Throne because of Jesus. But he calls us to be courageous in our lives in the world. NOT confident, courageous. Why? Because GOD can be trusted, the world is fallen and broken. Do NOT be […]

Dakota Leadership- Develop a SISU Action Mindset- by Danita Bye

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Dakota Leadership: Develop a SISU Action Mindset A Guest Post by Danita Bye- CEO, Sales Growth Specialists  I met up with Governor Dalrymple and the First Lady at the One Million Barrel Celebration for the Bakken Development. According to Dalrymple, “The growth of the energy industry is vital to the continued prosperity of our state […]

I Smartphone

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“I, Smartphone” is a video based on the essay “I, Pencil” penned by Leonard Read in 1958. “I Pencil” has had a lasting impact on how we think about the market process. Why would the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics care about how a smartphone is made, and why would we want you to […]

Emerging Leaders: Support your Goals, Dreams & Purpose- By Danita Bye

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Emerging Leaders: Support your Goals, Dreams & Purpose a Guest Post by Danita Bye   My first “real” job was sales at Xerox Corporation. The rejection I got when cold calling was a radical shift from breeding fruit flies in the lab as a pre-med major at University. In fact, if I cried three times a […]

“THE S.W.E.A.T. PLEDGE”- How to do Great Work

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“THE S.W.E.A.T. PLEDGE”- ( Thanks to Mike Rowe) (Skill & Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo)   1. I believe that I have won the greatest lottery of all time. I am alive. I walk the Earth. I live in America. Above all things, I am grateful.   2. I believe that I am entitled to life, […]

The Need For “Batboys”

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The following article originally appeared in the April, 1976 issue of The Christian Athlete, then the flagship publication of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. (So there gender references that I ask you to overlook for the sake of the timeless point. JP)   By Lu Gronseth-( Bell Mortgage and proud member of FCA- JP) Did […]

30 Simple Ways to Love Your Neighbor at Work- Thank You Don Blue!

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Being salt and light are only possible if we are in relationship. Many times it’s difficult to find practical ways to be a blessing in your workplace. Rapid pace, mounting deadlines, or co‐worker conflict can often derail even the best of intentions to say and show the love of Jesus at work. Recently,  Josh Reeves […]

The Wrong Kind of Christian?– God Really is Being Pushed Aside.

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Business, Government and Education These three have the biggest impact on our society  and our world. (I include media with business). THESE THREE are focus of our programming on GWIP. We want to empower Christians in these three venues of life to do GREAT WORK with GREAT FAITH. I subscribe to Christianity Today. In the […]

Determination- The First Step to Dakota Leadership, a Guest Post from Danita Bye

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Determination – First Step to Dakota Leadership– by Danita Bye, Author of “Letters From the King”   I enjoy working with emerging leaders who are dealing with the rubber-meets-the-road realities of the work world. Here in the Bakken region in western North Dakota with the rapid changes taking place, I see some people struggling with […]

A Solid Character Core: The Foundation For the Next Generation Leaders

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A Solid Character Core: The Foundation For Next Generation Leaders a Guest Post by Danita Bye North Dakota’s oil industry has moved from a boom to development phase at a staggering pace. Improvements in technology have fueled the boom in the Bakken oil field. Within a decade, production has grown over ten fold, from 2,532,565 barrels of […]

Humilty, Leadership, and a Special Offer

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Hello Friends, (Read all the the way to find a great value from Fred Sievert and God’s Work in Progress!) Enjoyed doing this show very much. First a well deserved word of praise and an endorsement- Let me begin by giving muchos kudos to Larry Kutzler our Executive Producer and Advisory Board member. Larry is […]

Excellence in Government- What it might look like

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 Excellence in Government Suppose, just suppose, you want to remodel your kitchen. You meet with a contractor, and together develop a plan and cost out the process to do the remodel. You have created a project! If you have a great contractor, he has done just that. He has entered your job into a software […]

Friend, Thanks for Listening!!

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Hello Friends,  Thanks for listening.!!  Thank you for listening to God’s Work in Progress. We can’t make it without people like you. As a 501c3 non-profit, we’re focused on our core purpose, not making money.  But our growth and sustenance come from the willing donations of those who agree that the MARKETPLACE  is  served best  by […]

Let’s Re-Tool our View of Work

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   Striving—- Why?   Lets get this settled.  Work is NOT cursed.  Work IS a blessing.  God is the best and greatest of all workers.  He is the Creator of heavens and earth and all that is in  it…..including humankind which he made in His image and likeness.  In US we have the image of […]