Practical Insight: You don’t Have to Go All Out to Make a Difference

                                                                                  By: Caroline Mutch, Operations Administrator and Internet Researcher, Georgia Office For months, I have been growing my hair out with the purpose of donating it and, Friday afternoon, I chopped it off and it will soon be on its way to Locks []

Alternative Stories of Redemption and Hope

Australian philosopher Ivan Illich once said, “Neither revolution nor reformation can ultimately change a society, rather you must tell a powerful new tale, one so persuasive that it sweeps away the old myths and becomes the preferred story, one so inclusive that it gathers all the bits of our past and our present into a coherent whole, one that even shines some light into the future so that we can take the next step….If you want to change a society, then you []

Practical Insight: How To Fix Your Problems

By Tim Saumier, President of TYGES Problems are inevitable.  It’s not a matter of if, but rather when.  True leaders understand and expect problems in all walks of life (personal, relational, work, etc).  They are not downtrodden, instead they understand that it is expected in an imperfect world.  During tumultuous times, leaders see problems as an opportunity to learn and grow.  In the Bible we are given counsel on how to handle trials: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many []

Everything Must Change: Inhuman Resources

By Tim Saumier, President of TYGES Recently I was on spring break at Disney with my family. I happened to be in line for a ride and noticed this sign on the outside of a door – Inhuman Resources.  It got me thinking about Human Resources professionals in the world today and what is expected of them.  When you look at most companies, HR professionals are the ones responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, retention, and all employee related concerns such as compensation, benefits, etc.  []

Practical Insight: Overcoming Discouragement

by Tim Saumier, President of TYGES  I get my inspiration on what to write from a number of places but my favorite is God’s Word – the Bible.  People look at this book as it is written in some strange language that is hard to understand or is not really relevant to them.  In fact, it is the story of the Good News (aka the Gospel) written by God himself through ordinary men.  Yes, this book talks about the Good News but []

Waiting on Perfection

by Tim Saumier, President of TYGES I took both macro & micro economics in college and while I don’t remember much from the classes, as I think I got a C in one and a B in the other, the one thing that I do remember is the law of diminishing returns.  The law of diminishing returns (also law of diminishing marginal returns or law of increasing relative cost) states that in all productive processes, adding more of one factor of production []