Integrity Moments https://unconventionalbusiness.org A daily radio vignette dedicated to providing biblical wisdom for the marketplace. We encourage integrity and faith in the marketplace through practical workplace stories. Thu, 28 May 2020 19:14:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.3 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/UBN-Logo-RGB-small_square-66x66.jpg Integrity Moments https://unconventionalbusiness.org 32 32 A daily radio vignette dedicated to providing biblical wisdom for your business. We encourage integrity and faith in the marketplace through practical workplace stories. Rick Boxx clean Rick Boxx rick@integrityresource.org rick@integrityresource.org (Rick Boxx) (2017) All rights reserved. Integrity Moments Integrity Moments https://ubn-dev.infusionstage.com/integrity-moments-rss https://unconventionalbusiness.org TV-G Kansas City, Missouri Daily New Wineskins https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/new-wineskins/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-wineskins Thu, 28 May 2020 09:00:59 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=8022 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/new-wineskins/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/new-wineskins/feed/ 0 On March 17th 2020, we had 19 people registered for our monthly Forum group when we had to cancel due to the coronavirus. Instead, we pivoted and hosted a weekly Zoom call that quickly grew from serving 20-30 local people each month to serving over 600 people globally the first month. When Jesus was asked [...] On March 17th 2020, we had 19 people registered for our monthly Forum group when we had to cancel due to the coronavirus. Instead, we pivoted and hosted a weekly Zoom call that quickly grew from serving 20-30 local people each month to serving over 600... On March 17th 2020, we had 19 people registered for our monthly Forum group when we had to cancel due to the coronavirus. Instead, we pivoted and hosted a weekly Zoom call that quickly grew from serving 20-30 local people each month to serving over 600 people globally the first month. When Jesus was asked why His disciples weren’t complying […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Stamp Out Jealousy https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/stamp-out-jealousy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stamp-out-jealousy Wed, 27 May 2020 09:00:17 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=8020 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/stamp-out-jealousy/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/stamp-out-jealousy/feed/ 0 Years ago, I struggled with jealousy. As I watched a peer’s organization flourish, I found myself envious of his rapid success. After some soul searching and prayer, I asked God to forgive me, and, I also asked for forgiveness from my peer. In Numbers 11, Joshua heard, and complained about, other leaders suddenly prophesying like [...] Years ago, I struggled with jealousy. As I watched a peer’s organization flourish, I found myself envious of his rapid success. After some soul searching and prayer, I asked God to forgive me, and, I also asked for forgiveness from my peer. Years ago, I struggled with jealousy. As I watched a peer’s organization flourish, I found myself envious of his rapid success. After some soul searching and prayer, I asked God to forgive me, and, I also asked for forgiveness from my peer. In Numbers 11, Joshua heard, and complained about, other leaders suddenly prophesying like only Moses had done previously. […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Memorializing This Day https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/memorializing-this-day/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=memorializing-this-day Tue, 26 May 2020 03:00:26 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=8016 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/memorializing-this-day/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/memorializing-this-day/feed/ 0 Memorial Day is a day to memorialize those who died representing our country in military service. Marking a set day on the calendar each year is a great way to remember the deeds of those who have served us well. The tradition of remembering and memorializing events dates all the way back to at least [...] Memorial Day is a day to memorialize those who died representing our country in military service. Marking a set day on the calendar each year is a great way to remember the deeds of those who have served us well. Memorial Day is a day to memorialize those who died representing our country in military service. Marking a set day on the calendar each year is a great way to remember the deeds of those who have served us well. The tradition of remembering and memorializing events dates all the way back to at least the Passover. In Numbers 9:2, […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Pandemic of Generosity https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/pandemic-of-generosity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pandemic-of-generosity Fri, 22 May 2020 09:00:29 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7981 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/pandemic-of-generosity/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/pandemic-of-generosity/feed/ 0 In Stephanie Winslow’s recent blog post called “Worse Before Better,” she wrote about the difficulties of walking out faith in hard times. The difficulties are always great teachers. As we walk through a pandemic unlike anything we have before, how do we walk out generosity while keeping in mind our own needs? Deuteronomy 15:7 says, [...] In Stephanie Winslow’s recent blog post called “Worse Before Better,” she wrote about the difficulties of walking out faith in hard times. The difficulties are always great teachers. As we walk through a pandemic unlike anything we have before, In Stephanie Winslow’s recent blog post called “Worse Before Better,” she wrote about the difficulties of walking out faith in hard times. The difficulties are always great teachers. As we walk through a pandemic unlike anything we have before, how do we walk out generosity while keeping in mind our own needs? Deuteronomy 15:7 says, “But if there are any […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Visions for the Future https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/visions-for-the-future/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=visions-for-the-future Thu, 21 May 2020 09:00:36 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7961 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/visions-for-the-future/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/visions-for-the-future/feed/ 0 In the Saturday Evening Post, the first automobile manufacturer, Alexander Winton, wrote of his experiences of being ridiculed in the 1890s. Winton claimed his banker criticized him and urged him to quit talking about his crazy ideas of automobiles someday overtaking horses. Yet, years later, Winton built and sold his first automobile. God gives some [...] In the Saturday Evening Post, the first automobile manufacturer, Alexander Winton, wrote of his experiences of being ridiculed in the 1890s. Winton claimed his banker criticized him and urged him to quit talking about his crazy ideas of automobiles som... In the Saturday Evening Post, the first automobile manufacturer, Alexander Winton, wrote of his experiences of being ridiculed in the 1890s. Winton claimed his banker criticized him and urged him to quit talking about his crazy ideas of automobiles someday overtaking horses. Yet, years later, Winton built and sold his first automobile. God gives some people like Winton, and Daniel […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Overcoming Disappointment https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/overcoming-disappointment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=overcoming-disappointment Wed, 20 May 2020 09:00:56 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7835 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/overcoming-disappointment/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/overcoming-disappointment/feed/ 0 As I crossed the stage to receive my college diploma, I will always remember my father shouting out his affirmation. It was a day of celebrating years of hard work and accomplishment. Unfortunately, this year, most seniors had their schooling disrupted and their final year filled with disappointment. Their hard work will likely not receive [...] As I crossed the stage to receive my college diploma, I will always remember my father shouting out his affirmation. It was a day of celebrating years of hard work and accomplishment. Unfortunately, this year, As I crossed the stage to receive my college diploma, I will always remember my father shouting out his affirmation. It was a day of celebrating years of hard work and accomplishment. Unfortunately, this year, most seniors had their schooling disrupted and their final year filled with disappointment. Their hard work will likely not receive the level of affirmation they […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Planning During Uncertainty https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/planning-during-uncertainty/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=planning-during-uncertainty Tue, 19 May 2020 09:00:34 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7819 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/planning-during-uncertainty/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/planning-during-uncertainty/feed/ 0 Many people who invest time in budgeting give thought to worst-case scenarios as a minimum for their budget. But few worst-case scenarios likely anticipated the coronavirus pandemic. Planning for the future during dramatic change can lead us to error on the side of extreme caution. Slashing payroll to stop the bleeding is often a necessary [...] Many people who invest time in budgeting give thought to worst-case scenarios as a minimum for their budget. But few worst-case scenarios likely anticipated the coronavirus pandemic. Planning for the future during dramatic change can lead us to error o... Many people who invest time in budgeting give thought to worst-case scenarios as a minimum for their budget. But few worst-case scenarios likely anticipated the coronavirus pandemic. Planning for the future during dramatic change can lead us to error on the side of extreme caution. Slashing payroll to stop the bleeding is often a necessary reaction. But people of faith […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Preparing Others for Change https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/preparing-others-for-change/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=preparing-others-for-change Mon, 18 May 2020 09:00:25 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7809 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/preparing-others-for-change/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/preparing-others-for-change/feed/ 0 Different people handle change differently. Due to our son, Jeremy’s, autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder, we have learned to warn him, as far in advance as possible, of coming changes. In your workplace, you will also have people who struggle with change more than others. God prepared people for Jesus’ coming by sending John the Baptist [...] Different people handle change differently. Due to our son, Jeremy’s, autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder, we have learned to warn him, as far in advance as possible, of coming changes. In your workplace, Different people handle change differently. Due to our son, Jeremy’s, autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder, we have learned to warn him, as far in advance as possible, of coming changes. In your workplace, you will also have people who struggle with change more than others. God prepared people for Jesus’ coming by sending John the Baptist with a warning of changes […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Pandemic of Needs https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/pandemic-of-needs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pandemic-of-needs Fri, 15 May 2020 09:00:33 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7752 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/pandemic-of-needs/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/pandemic-of-needs/feed/ 0 The Association for Consumer Research conducted experiments that resulted in this statement, “when financial resources are scarce people become socially myopic—more heavily discounting the lives of distant others relative to close others. As a result, donations to charity are concentrated on local as compared to global causes.” Deuteronomy 15:11 says, “There will always be some [...] The Association for Consumer Research conducted experiments that resulted in this statement, “when financial resources are scarce people become socially myopic—more heavily discounting the lives of distant others relative to close others. As a result, The Association for Consumer Research conducted experiments that resulted in this statement, “when financial resources are scarce people become socially myopic—more heavily discounting the lives of distant others relative to close others. As a result, donations to charity are concentrated on local as compared to global causes.” Deuteronomy 15:11 says, “There will always be some in the land who are […] Rick Boxx 1:00 When to Follow https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/when-to-follow/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=when-to-follow Thu, 14 May 2020 09:00:22 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7749 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/when-to-follow/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/when-to-follow/feed/ 0 There are a few concepts that many people attribute to the Bible that are not Biblical. For instance, “God helps those who help themselves” or, “God can’t move a parked car.” Business leaders sometimes view waiting on God as a waste of time and inaction. In Numbers 9, God placed a cloud over His tabernacle. [...] There are a few concepts that many people attribute to the Bible that are not Biblical. For instance, “God helps those who help themselves” or, “God can’t move a parked car.” Business leaders sometimes view waiting on God as a waste of time and inactio... There are a few concepts that many people attribute to the Bible that are not Biblical. For instance, “God helps those who help themselves” or, “God can’t move a parked car.” Business leaders sometimes view waiting on God as a waste of time and inaction. In Numbers 9, God placed a cloud over His tabernacle. Israel was not to move […] Rick Boxx 1:00 An Innovative Company https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/an-innovative-company/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=an-innovative-company Wed, 13 May 2020 09:00:53 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7747 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/an-innovative-company/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/an-innovative-company/feed/ 0 Knit-Rite has been one of our sponsors for many years. This manufacturer of innovative textiles for the medical industry is also an innovator in serving our community. While many businesses are focused on survival during the pandemic, Knit-Rite began asking the question, “What can we do to help during this crisis?” They realized they had [...] Knit-Rite has been one of our sponsors for many years. This manufacturer of innovative textiles for the medical industry is also an innovator in serving our community. While many businesses are focused on survival during the pandemic, Knit-Rite has been one of our sponsors for many years. This manufacturer of innovative textiles for the medical industry is also an innovator in serving our community. While many businesses are focused on survival during the pandemic, Knit-Rite began asking the question, “What can we do to help during this crisis?” They realized they had the equipment and the skills […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Planning for a Reset, Part II https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/planning-for-a-reset-part-ii/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=planning-for-a-reset-part-ii Tue, 12 May 2020 09:00:57 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7741 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/planning-for-a-reset-part-ii/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/planning-for-a-reset-part-ii/feed/ 0 Twenty-five years ago, I left banking to begin a vocational ministry to business leaders. My first step was to spend a day in reflection and repentance before I began this reset of my career. My next step, however, was to pray and listen for God’s plan. My new adventure required divine insight which I knew [...] Twenty-five years ago, I left banking to begin a vocational ministry to business leaders. My first step was to spend a day in reflection and repentance before I began this reset of my career. My next step, however, Twenty-five years ago, I left banking to begin a vocational ministry to business leaders. My first step was to spend a day in reflection and repentance before I began this reset of my career. My next step, however, was to pray and listen for God’s plan. My new adventure required divine insight which I knew would only come if I […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Planning for a Reset, Part I https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/planning-for-a-reset-part-i/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=planning-for-a-reset-part-i Mon, 11 May 2020 09:00:05 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7739 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/planning-for-a-reset-part-i/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/planning-for-a-reset-part-i/feed/ 0 2020 has become a reset for many people. Millions of newly unemployed workers are rethinking their career paths, and many business owners are resetting their business plans. College seniors are also adjusting to cancelled starting positions or new careers. Resets and change can be difficult, but they do give us an opportunity for fresh starts. [...] 2020 has become a reset for many people. Millions of newly unemployed workers are rethinking their career paths, and many business owners are resetting their business plans. College seniors are also adjusting to cancelled starting positions or new care... 2020 has become a reset for many people. Millions of newly unemployed workers are rethinking their career paths, and many business owners are resetting their business plans. College seniors are also adjusting to cancelled starting positions or new careers. Resets and change can be difficult, but they do give us an opportunity for fresh starts. Zacchaeus had a reset of […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Hard Choices for Mothers https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/hard-choices-for-mothers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hard-choices-for-mothers Fri, 08 May 2020 09:00:33 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7710 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/hard-choices-for-mothers/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/hard-choices-for-mothers/feed/ 0 Many women reach a crossroads when they begin having children. The question that is often asked is whether to stay at home, or, continue working outside the home? Although some would disagree on both sides of the issue, neither is right or wrong. Instead, I believe God has a calling and purpose for each woman [...] Many women reach a crossroads when they begin having children. The question that is often asked is whether to stay at home, or, continue working outside the home? Although some would disagree on both sides of the issue, neither is right or wrong. Many women reach a crossroads when they begin having children. The question that is often asked is whether to stay at home, or, continue working outside the home? Although some would disagree on both sides of the issue, neither is right or wrong. Instead, I believe God has a calling and purpose for each woman that can be unique to […] Rick Boxx 1:00 The Deliverer https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-deliverer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-deliverer Thu, 07 May 2020 09:00:56 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7694 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-deliverer/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-deliverer/feed/ 0 Every Saturday, I pick up our son, Jeremy, from his group home to go to lunch. In March, after picking up Jeremy one Saturday morning, I learned that Jeremy’s house had been quarantined. The group home decided not to allow Jeremy to return to the house. Since Jeremy’s job was also cancelled, we found ourselves [...] Every Saturday, I pick up our son, Jeremy, from his group home to go to lunch. In March, after picking up Jeremy one Saturday morning, I learned that Jeremy’s house had been quarantined. The group home decided not to allow Jeremy to return to the house... Every Saturday, I pick up our son, Jeremy, from his group home to go to lunch. In March, after picking up Jeremy one Saturday morning, I learned that Jeremy’s house had been quarantined. The group home decided not to allow Jeremy to return to the house. Since Jeremy’s job was also cancelled, we found ourselves with a dilemma. How would […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Limitations vs. Opportunities https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/limitations-vs-opportunities/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=limitations-vs-opportunities Wed, 06 May 2020 09:00:37 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7684 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/limitations-vs-opportunities/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/limitations-vs-opportunities/feed/ 0 It’s fascinating how two people can see and experience the same situation and come away with completely different perspectives. As I’ve been discussing the impact of the coronavirus with business leaders, I frequently hear a surprising, but optimistic, view! Some business leaders look at problems with positive attitudes, looking for opportunities amid the trials in [...] It’s fascinating how two people can see and experience the same situation and come away with completely different perspectives. As I’ve been discussing the impact of the coronavirus with business leaders, I frequently hear a surprising, It’s fascinating how two people can see and experience the same situation and come away with completely different perspectives. As I’ve been discussing the impact of the coronavirus with business leaders, I frequently hear a surprising, but optimistic, view! Some business leaders look at problems with positive attitudes, looking for opportunities amid the trials in life. Others, however, only see […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Unintentional Consequences https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/unintentional-consequences/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=unintentional-consequences Tue, 05 May 2020 09:00:26 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7679 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/unintentional-consequences/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/unintentional-consequences/feed/ 0 As I write this broadcast, crude oil prices went negative for the first time ever. Sellers of oil are paying others to take their oil rather than find a place to store it. This is an unintended consequence of the stay-at-home orders of the coronavirus. Gas demand has plummeted, and the oil companies have more [...] As I write this broadcast, crude oil prices went negative for the first time ever. Sellers of oil are paying others to take their oil rather than find a place to store it. This is an unintended consequence of the stay-at-home orders of the coronavirus.... As I write this broadcast, crude oil prices went negative for the first time ever. Sellers of oil are paying others to take their oil rather than find a place to store it. This is an unintended consequence of the stay-at-home orders of the coronavirus. Gas demand has plummeted, and the oil companies have more oil than they can possibly […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Lessons from the 1918 Pandemic https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/lessons-from-the-1918-pandemic/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lessons-from-the-1918-pandemic Mon, 04 May 2020 09:00:37 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7660 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/lessons-from-the-1918-pandemic/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/lessons-from-the-1918-pandemic/feed/ 0 According to a thesis written by retired nurse, Susan Berry, called Politics and Pandemic in 1918 Kansas City, the Spanish Flu struck Kansas City in September 1918 beginning a battle of profit over people. Kansas City leadership wrestled for months over how much economic pain to withstand versus preventing additional deaths. Due to political pressure, [...] According to a thesis written by retired nurse, Susan Berry, called Politics and Pandemic in 1918 Kansas City, the Spanish Flu struck Kansas City in September 1918 beginning a battle of profit over people. Kansas City leadership wrestled for months ove... According to a thesis written by retired nurse, Susan Berry, called Politics and Pandemic in 1918 Kansas City, the Spanish Flu struck Kansas City in September 1918 beginning a battle of profit over people. Kansas City leadership wrestled for months over how much economic pain to withstand versus preventing additional deaths. Due to political pressure, the leadership pursued profits and […] Rick Boxx 1:00 The Perils of Panic https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-perils-of-panic/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-perils-of-panic Fri, 01 May 2020 09:00:44 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7656 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-perils-of-panic/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-perils-of-panic/feed/ 0 When the Coronavirus first became public, I was in Costco visiting with a store manager. He said, “What a day. We had a run on toilet paper!” “Why are people hoarding toilet paper?” I asked. “This virus doesn’t impact the stomach.” His only explanation was that panic had swept our country. Panic means a sudden [...] When the Coronavirus first became public, I was in Costco visiting with a store manager. He said, “What a day. We had a run on toilet paper!” “Why are people hoarding toilet paper?” I asked. “This virus doesn’t impact the stomach. When the Coronavirus first became public, I was in Costco visiting with a store manager. He said, “What a day. We had a run on toilet paper!” “Why are people hoarding toilet paper?” I asked. “This virus doesn’t impact the stomach.” His only explanation was that panic had swept our country. Panic means a sudden overwhelming fear, with or without […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Fear of Failure https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/fear-of-failure-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fear-of-failure-2 Thu, 30 Apr 2020 09:00:34 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7650 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/fear-of-failure-2/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/fear-of-failure-2/feed/ 0 At 25 years old I foolishly started a car rental agency during the most challenging economic time in my lifetime. Within a year I had closed the business, feeling like a failure. That fostered a fear of failure that almost prevented me from launching what today is Unconventional Business Network. In retrospect, I learned my [...] At 25 years old I foolishly started a car rental agency during the most challenging economic time in my lifetime. Within a year I had closed the business, feeling like a failure. That fostered a fear of failure that almost prevented me from launching w... At 25 years old I foolishly started a car rental agency during the most challenging economic time in my lifetime. Within a year I had closed the business, feeling like a failure. That fostered a fear of failure that almost prevented me from launching what today is Unconventional Business Network. In retrospect, I learned my failure had better prepared me […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Fighting Fires https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/fighting-fires-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fighting-fires-2 Wed, 29 Apr 2020 09:00:54 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7644 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/fighting-fires-2/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/fighting-fires-2/feed/ 0 As somewhat of an optimistic visionary, I create chaos at times as I push forward a new idea before its time, sometimes leaving important projects undone. This can cause frustration for those around me as they fight fires rather than working a methodical plan. Although I’m still not as good at putting order to my [...] As somewhat of an optimistic visionary, I create chaos at times as I push forward a new idea before its time, sometimes leaving important projects undone. This can cause frustration for those around me as they fight fires rather than working a methodic... As somewhat of an optimistic visionary, I create chaos at times as I push forward a new idea before its time, sometimes leaving important projects undone. This can cause frustration for those around me as they fight fires rather than working a methodical plan. Although I’m still not as good at putting order to my chaos as I’d like, what […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Unconventional Pay Cuts https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/unconventional-pay-cuts-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=unconventional-pay-cuts-2 Tue, 28 Apr 2020 09:00:52 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7642 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/unconventional-pay-cuts-2/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/unconventional-pay-cuts-2/feed/ 0 Roger, a new friend of mine, recently shared with me about how his company handled the economic downturn in 2009. Their business was significantly impacted and needed to slash payroll. But, leadership chose to look beyond the conventional employee layoffs. After much thought, leadership chose to retain all employees by cutting wages. The highest paid [...] Roger, a new friend of mine, recently shared with me about how his company handled the economic downturn in 2009. Their business was significantly impacted and needed to slash payroll. But, leadership chose to look beyond the conventional employee layo... Roger, a new friend of mine, recently shared with me about how his company handled the economic downturn in 2009. Their business was significantly impacted and needed to slash payroll. But, leadership chose to look beyond the conventional employee layoffs. After much thought, leadership chose to retain all employees by cutting wages. The highest paid workers took the biggest pay […] Rick Boxx 1:00 A Poor Investment https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/a-poor-investment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-poor-investment Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:00:06 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7640 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/a-poor-investment/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/a-poor-investment/feed/ 0 Many years ago, a friend and I bought an investment property at a courthouse auction that the IRS was selling for back taxes. Surprisingly, days later the IRS informed us that they were exercising their legal right to redeem the house to sell it back to the family who lost their home. This law allowing [...] Many years ago, a friend and I bought an investment property at a courthouse auction that the IRS was selling for back taxes. Surprisingly, days later the IRS informed us that they were exercising their legal right to redeem the house to sell it back t... Many years ago, a friend and I bought an investment property at a courthouse auction that the IRS was selling for back taxes. Surprisingly, days later the IRS informed us that they were exercising their legal right to redeem the house to sell it back to the family who lost their home. This law allowing redemption was bad for us, […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Warn the Disrupters https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/warn-the-disrupters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=warn-the-disrupters Fri, 24 Apr 2020 09:00:18 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7619 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/warn-the-disrupters/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/warn-the-disrupters/feed/ 0 Mary Andringa wrote a book as a tribute to her father, Gary Vermeer., a book. As the founder of Vermeer Corporation, a large manufacturing company, Gary knew the importance of keeping an eye out for those who were disruptive to others. When Gary entered the manufacturing plant and saw three or more employees talking together, [...] Mary Andringa wrote a book as a tribute to her father, Gary Vermeer., a book. As the founder of Vermeer Corporation, a large manufacturing company, Gary knew the importance of keeping an eye out for those who were disruptive to others. Mary Andringa wrote a book as a tribute to her father, Gary Vermeer., a book. As the founder of Vermeer Corporation, a large manufacturing company, Gary knew the importance of keeping an eye out for those who were disruptive to others. When Gary entered the manufacturing plant and saw three or more employees talking together, he noted that they were […] Rick Boxx 1:00 How Much Work Is Enough? Part IV https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-iv/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-much-work-is-enough-part-iv Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:00:22 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7613 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-iv/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-iv/feed/ 0 In this series on how much work is enough, we’ve discussed some thoughts on determining your work schedule. In a Wall Street Journal article, Dr. Pang discovered that shorter work weeks has proven successful for many businesses. For instance, Microsoft Japan turned heads when they announced that productivity increased by 40% and electricity dropped 23% [...] In this series on how much work is enough, we’ve discussed some thoughts on determining your work schedule. In a Wall Street Journal article, Dr. Pang discovered that shorter work weeks has proven successful for many businesses. For instance, In this series on how much work is enough, we’ve discussed some thoughts on determining your work schedule. In a Wall Street Journal article, Dr. Pang discovered that shorter work weeks has proven successful for many businesses. For instance, Microsoft Japan turned heads when they announced that productivity increased by 40% and electricity dropped 23% when they shifted to four-day […] Rick Boxx 1:00 How Much Work Is Enough? Part III https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-iii/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-much-work-is-enough-part-iii Wed, 22 Apr 2020 09:00:20 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7610 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-iii/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-iii/feed/ 0 Although the Bible doesn’t give us specific hours for our workplace, we do have some guidance. In Matthew 20, Jesus tells a parable of a vineyard owner who hired workers for one day. All workers worked until 6:00 pm and some likely started at 6:00 am. If the workers observed the Sabbath and worked just [...] Although the Bible doesn’t give us specific hours for our workplace, we do have some guidance. In Matthew 20, Jesus tells a parable of a vineyard owner who hired workers for one day. All workers worked until 6:00 pm and some likely started at 6:00 am. Although the Bible doesn’t give us specific hours for our workplace, we do have some guidance. In Matthew 20, Jesus tells a parable of a vineyard owner who hired workers for one day. All workers worked until 6:00 pm and some likely started at 6:00 am. If the workers observed the Sabbath and worked just six days, their work week […] Rick Boxx 1:00 How Much Work Is Enough? Part II https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-ii/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-much-work-is-enough-part-ii Tue, 21 Apr 2020 09:00:21 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7563 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-ii/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-ii/feed/ 0 In our pursuit of determining how much work is enough, we need to determine how God perceives and defines work. In Exodus God told us to work for just six days a week. There are at least two different types of work: vocational and household work. This requires that we prioritize our schedule to include [...] In our pursuit of determining how much work is enough, we need to determine how God perceives and defines work. In Exodus God told us to work for just six days a week. There are at least two different types of work: vocational and household work. In our pursuit of determining how much work is enough, we need to determine how God perceives and defines work. In Exodus God told us to work for just six days a week. There are at least two different types of work: vocational and household work. This requires that we prioritize our schedule to include how many hours we are […] Rick Boxx 1:00 How Much Work Is Enough? Part I https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-i/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-much-work-is-enough-part-i Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:00:53 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7545 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-i/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/how-much-work-is-enough-part-i/feed/ 0 For many leaders, work-life tension is a struggle. If only the Bible gave us a definitive number of hours for our work week. Instead, the Bible gives us some boundaries to consider, but leaves us to seek God for specific guidance on our own personal situations. An early boundary Israel received was when God gave [...] For many leaders, work-life tension is a struggle. If only the Bible gave us a definitive number of hours for our work week. Instead, the Bible gives us some boundaries to consider, but leaves us to seek God for specific guidance on our own personal si... For many leaders, work-life tension is a struggle. If only the Bible gave us a definitive number of hours for our work week. Instead, the Bible gives us some boundaries to consider, but leaves us to seek God for specific guidance on our own personal situations. An early boundary Israel received was when God gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments […] Rick Boxx 1:00 The Leader Who Impressed Jesus, Part IV https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-iv/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-iv Fri, 17 Apr 2020 09:00:13 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7541 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-iv/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-iv/feed/ 0 In Luke 7 we read of a Roman Centurion asking Jesus to miraculously heal his servant. The final attribute I want to highlight in this series is this Centurion’s courageous faith. This Roman soldier had heard about Jesus and His miracles. Even though the Centurion was a Gentile, not a Jew, he believed that Jesus [...] In Luke 7 we read of a Roman Centurion asking Jesus to miraculously heal his servant. The final attribute I want to highlight in this series is this Centurion’s courageous faith. This Roman soldier had heard about Jesus and His miracles. In Luke 7 we read of a Roman Centurion asking Jesus to miraculously heal his servant. The final attribute I want to highlight in this series is this Centurion’s courageous faith. This Roman soldier had heard about Jesus and His miracles. Even though the Centurion was a Gentile, not a Jew, he believed that Jesus could heal his servant. Remarkably, […] Rick Boxx 1:00 The Leader Who Impressed Jesus, Part III https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-iii/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-iii Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:00:45 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7537 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-iii/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-iii/feed/ 0 In this series we’re examining four attributes of an amazing man who impressed Jesus. In Luke 7, we read of a Roman Centurion asking Jesus to miraculously heal his dying servant. The third attribute I noticed about this amazing leader was his generosity. This Roman solider was likely despised by most Jews. He had little [...] In this series we’re examining four attributes of an amazing man who impressed Jesus. In Luke 7, we read of a Roman Centurion asking Jesus to miraculously heal his dying servant. The third attribute I noticed about this amazing leader was his generosit... In this series we’re examining four attributes of an amazing man who impressed Jesus. In Luke 7, we read of a Roman Centurion asking Jesus to miraculously heal his dying servant. The third attribute I noticed about this amazing leader was his generosity. This Roman solider was likely despised by most Jews. He had little reason to show them any […] Rick Boxx 1:00 The Leader Who Impressed Jesus, Part II https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-ii/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-ii Wed, 15 Apr 2020 09:00:42 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7535 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-ii/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-ii/feed/ 0 In this series we’re examining some instructive attributes of an amazing man who impressed Jesus. In Luke 7, we read of a Roman Centurion imploring Jesus to miraculously heal this Centurion’s servant. The second attribute about this Centurion that stands out to me is his strategic wisdom. This centurion could have pleaded his case personally, [...] In this series we’re examining some instructive attributes of an amazing man who impressed Jesus. In Luke 7, we read of a Roman Centurion imploring Jesus to miraculously heal this Centurion’s servant. The second attribute about this Centurion that stan... In this series we’re examining some instructive attributes of an amazing man who impressed Jesus. In Luke 7, we read of a Roman Centurion imploring Jesus to miraculously heal this Centurion’s servant. The second attribute about this Centurion that stands out to me is his strategic wisdom. This centurion could have pleaded his case personally, or perhaps, tried to use […] Rick Boxx 1:00 The Leader Who Impressed Jesus, Part I https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-i/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-i Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:00:24 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7485 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-i/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/the-leader-who-impressed-jesus-part-i/feed/ 0 Imagine, what would it have taken to impress Jesus? Yet, there was a man in Luke 7 whom Jesus marveled over. This impressive leader wasn’t even a Jew, but instead, a Roman Centurion. In this brief story, we learn of a military leader, who commanded hundreds, asking Jesus to heal this Centurion’s servant. This man [...] Imagine, what would it have taken to impress Jesus? Yet, there was a man in Luke 7 whom Jesus marveled over. This impressive leader wasn’t even a Jew, but instead, a Roman Centurion. In this brief story, we learn of a military leader, Imagine, what would it have taken to impress Jesus? Yet, there was a man in Luke 7 whom Jesus marveled over. This impressive leader wasn’t even a Jew, but instead, a Roman Centurion. In this brief story, we learn of a military leader, who commanded hundreds, asking Jesus to heal this Centurion’s servant. This man models several qualities which may […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Good Friday Mourning https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/maundy-thursday-model/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maundy-thursday-model Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:00:53 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7414 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/maundy-thursday-model/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/maundy-thursday-model/feed/ 0 A fourth-century church manual, the Apostolic Constitutions, called Good Friday a "day of mourning, not a day of festive joy." Historically, many have called Good Friday to be a day of sorrow and fasting. In our busy work activities, we rarely take time for reflection or sorrow for our brokenness and the brokenness of the world. [...] A fourth-century church manual, the Apostolic Constitutions, called Good Friday a “day of mourning, not a day of festive joy.” Historically, many have called Good Friday to be a day of sorrow and fasting. In our busy work activities, A fourth-century church manual, the Apostolic Constitutions, called Good Friday a “day of mourning, not a day of festive joy.” Historically, many have called Good Friday to be a day of sorrow and fasting. In our busy work activities, we rarely take time for reflection or sorrow for our brokenness and the brokenness of the world. We rarely mourn and repent […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Make Someone’s Day Special https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/make-someones-day-special/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=make-someones-day-special Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:00:39 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7412 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/make-someones-day-special/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/make-someones-day-special/feed/ 0 Encouragement from a friend can have a far greater impact than we often realize. This morning a friend from another city randomly sent me a text to say, “I was thinking about you. I greatly appreciate our friendship.” This small but kind act put a smile on my face, joy in my heart and gave [...] Encouragement from a friend can have a far greater impact than we often realize. This morning a friend from another city randomly sent me a text to say, “I was thinking about you. I greatly appreciate our friendship. Encouragement from a friend can have a far greater impact than we often realize. This morning a friend from another city randomly sent me a text to say, “I was thinking about you. I greatly appreciate our friendship.” This small but kind act put a smile on my face, joy in my heart and gave me a boost for the […] Rick Boxx 1:00 A Courageous Stand https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/a-courageous-stand-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-courageous-stand-2 Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:00:47 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7408 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/a-courageous-stand-2/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/a-courageous-stand-2/feed/ 0 In 1931, R.G. LeTourneau’s business was deep in debt. He was forced to obey his bonding company’s rules to save his business. According to his biography, R.G., known as the “Dean of Earthmoving Equipment,” was told if he didn’t work on Sundays that the bonding company would take over his project. LeTourneau prayed about what [...] In 1931, R.G. LeTourneau’s business was deep in debt. He was forced to obey his bonding company’s rules to save his business. According to his biography, R.G., known as the “Dean of Earthmoving Equipment,” was told if he didn’t work on Sundays that the... In 1931, R.G. LeTourneau’s business was deep in debt. He was forced to obey his bonding company’s rules to save his business. According to his biography, R.G., known as the “Dean of Earthmoving Equipment,” was told if he didn’t work on Sundays that the bonding company would take over his project. LeTourneau prayed about what to do. He was instructed […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Transparency in a Crisis https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/transparency-in-a-crisis/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=transparency-in-a-crisis Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:00:46 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7388 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/transparency-in-a-crisis/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/transparency-in-a-crisis/feed/ 0 When China discovered the coronavirus in December 2019, they had a choice to make. They could try to bury the news, or they could be transparent and address the problem publicly. Unfortunately, they decided to try to bury the virus for six weeks. If handled transparently, those six weeks could have prevented thousands of lost [...] When China discovered the coronavirus in December 2019, they had a choice to make. They could try to bury the news, or they could be transparent and address the problem publicly. Unfortunately, they decided to try to bury the virus for six weeks. When China discovered the coronavirus in December 2019, they had a choice to make. They could try to bury the news, or they could be transparent and address the problem publicly. Unfortunately, they decided to try to bury the virus for six weeks. If handled transparently, those six weeks could have prevented thousands of lost lives. When crises surface in […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Fear and Panic https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/fear-and-panic/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fear-and-panic Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:00:06 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7385 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/fear-and-panic/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/fear-and-panic/feed/ 0 Some friends of ours were struggling in their business enough that they were considering bankruptcy. They prayerfully chose instead to push forward. Just as they were beginning to experience a measure of business success, the coronavirus devastated their industry and some future opportunities. Fear and panic overwhelmed them. Many small business owners live on the [...] Some friends of ours were struggling in their business enough that they were considering bankruptcy. They prayerfully chose instead to push forward. Just as they were beginning to experience a measure of business success, Some friends of ours were struggling in their business enough that they were considering bankruptcy. They prayerfully chose instead to push forward. Just as they were beginning to experience a measure of business success, the coronavirus devastated their industry and some future opportunities. Fear and panic overwhelmed them. Many small business owners live on the edge with very little margin. […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Seeing Opportunities During a Crisis https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/seeing-opportunities-during-a-crisis/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=seeing-opportunities-during-a-crisis Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:00:07 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7382 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/seeing-opportunities-during-a-crisis/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/seeing-opportunities-during-a-crisis/feed/ 0 Visionaries sometimes identify opportunities when everyone else only sees a crisis. For instance, according to a Harvard Business Review article, the SARS outbreak of 2003 is often credited with the adoption of online shopping among Chinese consumers, accelerating Alibaba’s online store. School closings due to the coronavirus could become a catalyst for accelerating online education. [...] Visionaries sometimes identify opportunities when everyone else only sees a crisis. For instance, according to a Harvard Business Review article, the SARS outbreak of 2003 is often credited with the adoption of online shopping among Chinese consumers, Visionaries sometimes identify opportunities when everyone else only sees a crisis. For instance, according to a Harvard Business Review article, the SARS outbreak of 2003 is often credited with the adoption of online shopping among Chinese consumers, accelerating Alibaba’s online store. School closings due to the coronavirus could become a catalyst for accelerating online education. New opportunities will emerge from […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Sudden Disaster https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/sudden-disaster/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sudden-disaster Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:00:52 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7379 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/sudden-disaster/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/sudden-disaster/feed/ 0 Kathy and I began this ministry in 2001. Since then, we watched the United States change when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center. While the stock market was crashing in 2008, we hosted an event in Dallas. Fear overwhelmed many leaders attending that day. This year, the coronavirus has engulfed the world with [...] Kathy and I began this ministry in 2001. Since then, we watched the United States change when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center. While the stock market was crashing in 2008, we hosted an event in Dallas. Kathy and I began this ministry in 2001. Since then, we watched the United States change when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center. While the stock market was crashing in 2008, we hosted an event in Dallas. Fear overwhelmed many leaders attending that day. This year, the coronavirus has engulfed the world with fear. The stock market collapsed […] Rick Boxx 1:00 Margin for the Needy https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/margin-for-the-needy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=margin-for-the-needy Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:00:35 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7356 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/margin-for-the-needy/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/margin-for-the-needy/feed/ 0 One day when I was visiting a pastor in the urban core of Kansas City, a person entered the church. He requested that the pastor give him money for food. The pastor handed this man a broom and simply said, “We need some work done. If you clean up our lobby, I’ll buy you lunch.” [...] One day when I was visiting a pastor in the urban core of Kansas City, a person entered the church. He requested that the pastor give him money for food. The pastor handed this man a broom and simply said, “We need some work done. One day when I was visiting a pastor in the urban core of Kansas City, a person entered the church. He requested that the pastor give him money for food. The pastor handed this man a broom and simply said, “We need some work done. If you clean up our lobby, I’ll buy you lunch.” Leviticus 23:22 says, “When you […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00 Misguided Desires https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/misguided-desires/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=misguided-desires Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:00:25 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7354 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/misguided-desires/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/misguided-desires/feed/ 0 When Jeff Bramstedt was in high school, he desperately wanted to play football. But as his parents prayed, they felt strongly that he was not to play football. Instead, Jeff’s parents told him that he could do competitive swimming and track and field. Jeff was frustrated but chose to make the best of his options. [...] When Jeff Bramstedt was in high school, he desperately wanted to play football. But as his parents prayed, they felt strongly that he was not to play football. Instead, Jeff’s parents told him that he could do competitive swimming and track and field. When Jeff Bramstedt was in high school, he desperately wanted to play football. But as his parents prayed, they felt strongly that he was not to play football. Instead, Jeff’s parents told him that he could do competitive swimming and track and field. Jeff was frustrated but chose to make the best of his options. He threw his energy and […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00 What a Closed Door Looks Like https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/what-a-closed-door-looks-like/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-a-closed-door-looks-like Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:00:48 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7352 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/what-a-closed-door-looks-like/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/what-a-closed-door-looks-like/feed/ 0 A 2017 Monster.com poll found that of the over 3,000 participants, 61% say they have been snubbed for a promotion or an award at work. That means that over half of the working population believes they did not get something that they believe was well-deserved. But is being “snubbed” always a bad thing? Being skipped [...] A 2017 Monster.com poll found that of the over 3,000 participants, 61% say they have been snubbed for a promotion or an award at work. That means that over half of the working population believes they did not get something that they believe was well-de... A 2017 Monster.com poll found that of the over 3,000 participants, 61% say they have been snubbed for a promotion or an award at work. That means that over half of the working population believes they did not get something that they believe was well-deserved. But is being “snubbed” always a bad thing? Being skipped over for a promotion does […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00 Unconventional Forces https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/unconventional-forces/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=unconventional-forces Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:00:36 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7350 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/unconventional-forces/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/unconventional-forces/feed/ 0 While former Navy Seal, Jeff Bramstedt, stared at our Unconventional Business Network banner, he asked if I knew what Unconventional Forces were. Jeff explained that conventional forces are uniformed soldiers who do battle in conventional ways. He noted that since the Vietnam war, our military has only encountered unconventional forces, forcing us to begin using more special [...] While former Navy Seal, Jeff Bramstedt, stared at our Unconventional Business Network banner, he asked if I knew what Unconventional Forces were. Jeff explained that conventional forces are uniformed soldiers who do battle in conventional ways. While former Navy Seal, Jeff Bramstedt, stared at our Unconventional Business Network banner, he asked if I knew what Unconventional Forces were. Jeff explained that conventional forces are uniformed soldiers who do battle in conventional ways. He noted that since the Vietnam war, our military has only encountered unconventional forces, forcing us to begin using more special unconventional forces. By doing so, […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00 Work Stressors, Part III https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/work-stressors-part-iii/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=work-stressors-part-iii Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:00:59 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7348 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/work-stressors-part-iii/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/work-stressors-part-iii/feed/ 0 The American Psychological Association recently surveyed workers to determine what causes them the most work stress. The third highest stressor for employees is heavy workload. 42% of workers surveyed, claim they are stressed due to a perceived heavy workload. In Exodus 18, Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, was a wise leader who helped Moses overcome Moses’ heavy [...] The American Psychological Association recently surveyed workers to determine what causes them the most work stress. The third highest stressor for employees is heavy workload. 42% of workers surveyed, claim they are stressed due to a perceived heavy w... The American Psychological Association recently surveyed workers to determine what causes them the most work stress. The third highest stressor for employees is heavy workload. 42% of workers surveyed, claim they are stressed due to a perceived heavy workload. In Exodus 18, Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, was a wise leader who helped Moses overcome Moses’ heavy workload. In Exodus 18:17 we […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00 Work Stressors, Part II https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/work-stressors-part-ii/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=work-stressors-part-ii Tue, 24 Mar 2020 09:00:47 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7346 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/work-stressors-part-ii/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/work-stressors-part-ii/feed/ 0 The American Psychological Association recently surveyed workers to determine what causes them the most work stress. The second highest stressor was lack of opportunity for advancement. 46% of people surveyed perceive they have little opportunity to advance, and this causes them stress. Part of developing your business and your people is to be mindful of [...] The American Psychological Association recently surveyed workers to determine what causes them the most work stress. The second highest stressor was lack of opportunity for advancement. 46% of people surveyed perceive they have little opportunity to ad... The American Psychological Association recently surveyed workers to determine what causes them the most work stress. The second highest stressor was lack of opportunity for advancement. 46% of people surveyed perceive they have little opportunity to advance, and this causes them stress. Part of developing your business and your people is to be mindful of ways to better engage your […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00 Work Stressors, Part I https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/work-stressors-part-i/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=work-stressors-part-i Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:00:23 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7344 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/work-stressors-part-i/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/work-stressors-part-i/feed/ 0 The American Psychological Association recently surveyed workers to determine what causes the most work stress. 49% of these interviewees said that low salaries were their highest stress factor. The perception of low wages can be due to employees living beyond their means. Their stress may need to be relieved with financial training. Some employers, however, may [...] The American Psychological Association recently surveyed workers to determine what causes the most work stress. 49% of these interviewees said that low salaries were their highest stress factor. The perception of low wages can be due to employees livin... The American Psychological Association recently surveyed workers to determine what causes the most work stress. 49% of these interviewees said that low salaries were their highest stress factor. The perception of low wages can be due to employees living beyond their means. Their stress may need to be relieved with financial training. Some employers, however, may be guilty of enhancing profits […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00 Collaboration During Difficulty https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/collaboration-during-difficulty/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=collaboration-during-difficulty Fri, 20 Mar 2020 09:00:26 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7340 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/collaboration-during-difficulty/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/collaboration-during-difficulty/feed/ 0 A recent article from Multichannel Merchant suggests four steps to foster effective teamwork during difficult times. First, establish safety and credibility for all team members. Second, put everything on the table. Third, align around the goals and processes. And fourth, evaluate the results of the team and make changes as needed. It’s important to recognize [...] A recent article from Multichannel Merchant suggests four steps to foster effective teamwork during difficult times. First, establish safety and credibility for all team members. Second, put everything on the table. Third, A recent article from Multichannel Merchant suggests four steps to foster effective teamwork during difficult times. First, establish safety and credibility for all team members. Second, put everything on the table. Third, align around the goals and processes. And fourth, evaluate the results of the team and make changes as needed. It’s important to recognize during challenging times, everyone on […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00 Employee Resource Groups, Part I https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/employee-resource-groups-part-i/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=employee-resource-groups-part-i Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:00:08 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7332 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/employee-resource-groups-part-i/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/employee-resource-groups-part-i/feed/ 0 Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, employee-led groups made up of individuals who join together based on common interests, backgrounds or demographic factors. Surprisingly, the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation's new Corporate Religious Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Index, ranked Google, Intel, and Tyson at the top for recognizing the importance of their employees faith, in part due [...] Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, employee-led groups made up of individuals who join together based on common interests, backgrounds or demographic factors. Surprisingly, the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation‘s new Corporate Religious Equi... Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, employee-led groups made up of individuals who join together based on common interests, backgrounds or demographic factors. Surprisingly, the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation‘s new Corporate Religious Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Index, ranked Google, Intel, and Tyson at the top for recognizing the importance of their employees faith, in part due to the use of Employee […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00 St. Patrick’s Work https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/st-patricks-work/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=st-patricks-work Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:00:19 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7317 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/st-patricks-work/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/st-patricks-work/feed/ 0 At 16 years old, Patrick was abducted from Britain and forced to become a shepherd in Ireland. It was during his time of isolation in tending sheep that his prayers resulted in his conversion to following Jesus. Eventually, Patrick escaped and returned to Britain. But then, through a dream, God called Patrick to return to Ireland [...] At 16 years old, Patrick was abducted from Britain and forced to become a shepherd in Ireland. It was during his time of isolation in tending sheep that his prayers resulted in his conversion to following Jesus. Eventually, At 16 years old, Patrick was abducted from Britain and forced to become a shepherd in Ireland. It was during his time of isolation in tending sheep that his prayers resulted in his conversion to following Jesus. Eventually, Patrick escaped and returned to Britain. But then, through a dream, God called Patrick to return to Ireland to bring them the Gospel. […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00 Powerful Questions https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/powerful-questions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=powerful-questions Mon, 16 Mar 2020 09:00:48 +0000 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/?p=7313 https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/powerful-questions/#respond https://unconventionalbusiness.org/integrity-moments/powerful-questions/feed/ 0 Jim can ask profound questions that make you think deeply about underlying issues. For instance, Jim recently commended underlying issues, as a ministry, on our increased momentum. But rather than leave it at that, Jim pointedly asked, “Have you ever had this level of momentum before?” This simple question caused me to ponder our past. [...] Jim can ask profound questions that make you think deeply about underlying issues. For instance, Jim recently commended underlying issues, as a ministry, on our increased momentum. But rather than leave it at that, Jim pointedly asked, Jim can ask profound questions that make you think deeply about underlying issues. For instance, Jim recently commended underlying issues, as a ministry, on our increased momentum. But rather than leave it at that, Jim pointedly asked, “Have you ever had this level of momentum before?” This simple question caused me to ponder our past. His great questions cause me […] Rick Boxx 1 1:00