Category Archives: Work

The Baird’s 2017 Year in Review

The Baird’s 2017 Year in Review

What. A. Year!

2017 was a crazy, blessed, tiring, wonderful year for the Baird clan. It seemed we all were going in different directions most of the time – at one point we were each on a different continent! – and then, occasionally, we all ended up in the same place at the same time.

Amidst all the craziness, God continued to lead each of us in the areas He has called us to serve in. Michele (Senior Director of Marketing) and I (VP of Global Resources) continue to serve at David C Cook. Taylor continues his studies at Moody Bible Institute. Garret spent a gap year in Australia with PAIS.

Here is a snapshot of our year (written by each of us)… Continue reading

5 Ways to Build a Great Team and Maximize Your Organization

5 Ways to Build a Great Team and Maximize Your Organization

“Your organization will only go to the level that you and your team can take it.” If the above statement is true, we as leaders must focus on not only growing ourselves but also building a great team around us. Great teams help us maximize our organizations. Great teams produce:  More creativity Less conflict Higher satisfaction  Lower… Continue reading

3 Things You Must Manage Well In Order To Lead Well

3 Things You Must Manage Well In Order To Lead Well

We all want to lead well. There’s a lot of talk about leadership, and rightly so. We often quote John Maxwell on this blog, who says that “everything rises and falls on leadership.” I believe that’s true, not just because it’s a great statement to believe, but because I’ve seen it in action for nearly… Continue reading

6 Steps To Lead and Manage Significant Change In Your Organization

6 Steps To Lead and Manage Significant Change In Your Organization

Change is inevitable. Change can be of great benefit, but often comes with great challenges. And it’s important to understand when change should be initiated. In our last article we shared 4 reasons change might be necessary, including: danger, datedness, direction & dimension.  Click here to learn more about these reasons. The process of leading change will always… Continue reading