Category Archives for "Business"

How to React to Conflicts With Your Boss Without Ruining the Relationship

Conflicts between bosses and employees upset everyone. I know because I’ve been in both positions. I’ve experienced firsthand the tension, discomfort, and frustration that stem from unresolved issues. That’s how I know all conflicts must be addressed, no matter how awkward or difficult those conversations may seem. Problems don’t go away until they’re solved, and […]

Is It Selfish To Leave A “Good” Job For Something Else?

Is It Selfish To Leave A

People leave jobs for one reason: better opportunities. Those might come in different forms, depending on your priorities. For some people, better opportunities equate to a higher salary. Others take new jobs for the chance to hone their skills or challenge themselves professionally. Whatever particular opportunity they seek, they know they’re not finding it at […]

Ask Chuck: Choosing a Trending Career

choosing a trending career

Dear Chuck, I have been in my current job for only two years since graduation and am starting to feel I made a mistake. I don’t like the hours I am required to work and the compensation is not keeping up with my needs. To make it worse, the outlook for this field is bleak. […]

How To Thrive in the Radically Changing Work Environment

How To Thrive in the Radically Changing Work Environment

Believe it or not, there was a time when people kept in touch via phone calls and letters instead of following each other’s updates on Facebook. They purchased their clothes and groceries from brick-and-mortar stores instead of outsourcing their shopping needs to their Amazon Prime accounts. And if they wanted to watch TV, they had […]

The Importance of Internships

One of the best ways for students to gain skills, experience, and a network of professionals is to take on an internship. Now, not all of these are paid, but even if there is not compensation, the experience and connections could be well worth it. It may be the only time working for free is […]

9 Things You Shouldn’t Say At Work

Originally posted on the Christian Post on May 12 To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity.   Dear Chuck, I’m new to my job and learning to navigate the office politics. I get that you can’t […]

Working With Your Spouse

The late Larry Burkett, Crown’s founder, believed that an excellent wife, as described in Proverbs 31, should be her husband’s primary earthly counselor. The same is true for a husband – as the spiritual leader, he should be the first to advise his wife. Spouses should be primary earthly counselors for one another. Larry observed […]

4 Steps to Ask for a Raise

Originally posted on the Christian Post on February 17.   Dear Chuck, I’ve been at my job for a while now, and I know that I make a valuable contribution to my company, but I don’t know how to go about asking for a raise. Employers seem to be able to say vague things about […]

3 Ways to Grow as a Freelancer

More than ⅓ of our workforce are freelancers, according to the research firm Edelman Berland. That is 54 million Americans who have an independent approach to their employment. A person who does freelance or contract work is defined as one who works by the hour, day or job without a regular salary from one employer. […]

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