Here at Vanderbloemen, we do search work all over the world, but in the US, we do more work in California than anywhere other than Texas. We have hired several team members from there, and while everyone on our team has to move to Houston when they join us, the lone exception is our consultant who currently lives in California. Why all of the extra attention on California?
For years now, Apple has managed to stay not only on top of the mobile phone industry but to stay well ahead of all its competitors. Samsung has been closing the gap but cannot seem to take the number one spot.
If you’ve ever wondered if your meetings could be more effective, they can. As we work with hundreds of organizations, I’m amazed at how few actually excel at running effective meetings. It’s no surprise to me that as we talk to thousands of pastors and leaders, they consistently tell our team how boring their meetings are.
Over the years, I’ve spent over 10,000 hours helping churches and companies find their key staff members. That includes a lot of time interfacing with candidates who are considering a job change. During that time, I’ve been consistently asked what to look for in a next career move.
"Good is the enemy of great." Jim Collins’ words ring true in business, but also in choosing a job. People pick a job because it seems like a good choice, only to find themselves unfulfilled and wanting. Survey after survey reveals that over half of the US workforce is not happy with their job. Even vocations that are grounded in “purpose” are not immune to this trend. In a recent study we commissioned of high growth churches and their staff, half of all pastoral staff members said they would be open to a move in the coming year. Half. And that’s in fast growing churches (never mind the more common scenario of a stagnant or dying church.
Go to church, and you might live longer. That probably sounds like something your grandparents would have told you growing up. Only this time, it isn't grandma; it's scientists who are telling us to go to church. A study from Yeshiva University has revealed that consistently participating in religious services can lower your mortality risk by about 20 percent.