In this episode, Dave and Justin discuss the topic of “Caring Together” in a business context. They discuss two caring platforms that have come out of Minneapolis and interview Jason Wenell from The Table.
As a continuation of the “We’re Better Together” series, in this episode, Dave and Justin tackle the topic of “Serving Others” within a professional environment. From Dave’s “lemon” car experience in his formative years to service design and organizational structure, the duo paints a picture of how serving others leads to powerful outcomes similar to what we see in 1 Corinthians 12.
Have you ever noticed that the very best ideas and innovation tend to come from efforts that include more than just you? You may have also noticed that it’s painful at times to truly collaborate with others. In this episode, David and Justin discuss the “Synergy of Teams” and dive into the complex topic of collaboration as viewed through a Biblical lens.
Are you one of the 95% of all humans that hates performance reviews? Well, certainly, as the stat implies, you’re not alone. In this episode, Dave and Justin tackle the topic of accountability and what that looks like in a world where leadership looks more like the Body of Christ and less like the mechanistic view popularized by the industrial revolution.
Is the pace of change happening faster outside your organization’s walls than on the inside? In this episode, David and Justin discuss the topic of “Organizational Change” from a wide variety of angles including the reason the pace of change is accelerating, how new strategic approaches are reacting to change, new organizational structures, and the biblical grounding of change found in Romans 12.
Do you ever get the feeling your company is so wrapped up into process and efficiency that you never have time to actually do your work? This is one of several questions David and Justin tackle in this podcast titled “Collective Intelligence”. The duo explores what collective intelligence is relative to other “knowledge eras” in our history as well as why most organizations have trouble leveraging it. Finally, they discuss the biblical grounding of collective intelligence found in Acts 15 as well as some pragmatic questions to ask yourself about your organization and its collective intelligence maturity level.
In this podcast, Dave and Justin tackle the topic of “Give and Take”, based on the book of the same name by Adam Grant. The topic is explored from a variety of angles including how the emerging “digital nervous system” enables a new type of human interaction – one based on “reputation instead of regulation”. They share surprising research from the book noting that givers occupy both the bottom as well as the top of the business “success” pole. Finally, Dave addresses what the Bible has to say about this phenomenon as well as what “general revelation” has to say about it.
In this digital age, who knew it was still interpersonal (face to face!) interaction that matters. In this episode, Dave and Justin discuss why relationships are (still) central in the workplace by covering personal experience stories, examples from some of the most influential business leaders of our time, and the biblical grounding in “one-anothering” commands.
In this episode, we discuss the importance and power of networks in modern day business (as well as the world in general). Did you know that Christians in the early church were referred to as “the friends”? Sounds a lot like the social network concept we’re so used to these days, doesn’t it? In addition, many examples ranging from Uber, to modern day law firms, the freelance economy, and The Table prayer app were discussed through the lens of the Power of Networks.
The modern business world still seems to glorify the “independent genius” leader. But is that really the way to look at effective leadership? In this episode, David and Justin explore their fundamental thesis that innovation and superior leadership is more likely found in organizations that behave more like “organisms” and less like “mechanisms”. They also explore the biblical foundation of this organizational paradigm – the Body of Christ.