BWN Blog: By Pastor Nancy A. Cole

Sharing God's Wisdom for Success

Be A Problem Solver

By: Pastor Nancy
Jesus was a great leader and when we study His life we can gain insights that can help us in business today. Let’s look at how Jesus solved problems – since in business we seem to always be dealing with 'issues'. Jesus was a problem solver. But in order to solve problems, we really need to know what we are dealing with. Jesus met people wher...
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Keeping the "Main" Thing the "Main" Thing

By: Pastor Nancy
Keeping the main thing the main thing isn't always easy. Have you noticed how "business teams" seem to almost slide in different directions if Leadership doesn't always keep repeating and refocusing their desired goals? Lets look at this "human nature" process – and as Leaders develop steps to keep the main thing the main thing. In busin...
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Habits

By: Pastor Nancy
Habits...the very word seems to bring up images of bad things, bad habits. Things people are addicted to. Unhealthy choices. Yet every successful leader knows the value of good habits and takes time to learn them. Take the habit of reading while waiting for an appointment. One of my favorite bosses in corporate always had the latest bo...
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What Would Be a Perfect Day?

By: Pastor Nancy
During a conference call that I teach each week – goal setting came up. We need to have goals so we know where we are headed. An airplane that is just one degree off course at the start of a flight can end up hundreds of miles off course at their destination. So we looked at writing life goals, one year goals, monthly goals - and then a new i...
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Taking Time To Plan

By: Pastor Nancy
One of the great bosses I had during my banking career scheduled one day each week on his work calendar completely blank. Yup, there it was every week – a full page of nothing. Clean as could be - except for the big black line running all the way through the page letting everyone in the office know that he was unavailable. No appointments cou...
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Show Me The Money!

By: Pastor Nancy
In my Banking career I soon discovered the people who controlled the budgets and had the final say on those budgets processed information very different from the way I process information. They think in numbers, data, percentages and the relationship between numbers, data, and percentages. Now if you think using this process you might be ...
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Are They Listening? (Part 2)

By: Pastor Nancy
Life would be exciting enough if the visual and feeling type of thinkers or processors of information were the only two types of people we needed to communicate with, but there is a third type – the audial. This person thinks with recorded words or messages in their entirety. Think of it this way, they record in their minds everything goi...
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What Did You Say?

By: Pastor Nancy
The next type of listener or processor of information is one who remembers or thinks with feelings. Have you ever asked someone a question and had them look downward for just a brief second – then face you with all the emotions of what they are remembering? They are as happy or sad or angry right there in front of you as they were in the ori...
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Are They Listening? (Part 1)

By: Pastor Nancy
Communication is a funny thing in our society. We all talk every day but it doesn’t take too long to realize people don’t communicate very well. What someone says is not always what the other person hears. And even very good communicators often find themselves talking to groups of people who aren’t listening. Good leaders need to have the a...
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The Inspiring Leader

By: Pastor Nancy
We looked at the 'results' leader last time, now lets take a look at the inspiring leader. I remember when I first started working in the corporate world I attended a staff meeting where a senior ranking officer was the speaker. He talked about banking; how things were changing and then he started talking about what he saw in the future fo...
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