Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Eleventh Day of Christmas: A Shrunken Camel

He’s a business executive, a senior business executive with a VP title. He works for a diversified company in the Northeast; I’m not sure which one exactly but he knows a lot about my company which tells me that some of that diversification relates to agriculture. He’s written for the Conference Board Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, Sales Gravy and a lot of other publications. He’s been a management consultant. He likes being in the executive suite, and, as he’s written in a formative essay, he likes making money.

He also wrestles with issues of faith in the workplace, and he’s one of the most thoughtful and articulate writers on the subject out there.

His name is Bradley Moore. His blog is Shrinking the Camel. He’s also an editor at the High Calling Blogs, and he’s one of the key organizers for conference held at Princeton University on transforming the workplace. His writings are also regularly featured at InsideWork. An example is his essay on leadership and power. And he makes no apology for business and work – there’s no inherent contradiction between business and faith. Read the linked essay at the end of the “What is Shrinking the Camel all about?” on his blog.

His writing is brash, enthusiastic and irreverent, and he doesn’t hesitate to take on sacred cows. He’s also unfailingly positive (it’s a good antidote for me who leans to a slightly – not much but slightly – more negative view of organizations and management).

Read Bradley’s blog. Follow him on Twitter. Check out his links (he reads more journals and publications than just about anyone I’ve run across). You’ll learn a lot about faith, the workplace, business and organizational life.

And you’ll get to meet a pretty cool guy – who’s proving that a camel can shrink enough to fit through the eye of the needle.

(Over at the High Calling Blogs, we’re celebrating the 12 days of Christmas by highlighting a blog or web site of someone besides ourselves during this season of Advent and Christmas.) (Which is what we should also be doing the other 353 days of the year.)


Red Letter Believers said...

Bradley has a different style...kind of a bare knuckles approach to redeeming the workplace that we can all use a little more of.

I always read STC for a least a chuckle, but end up with a challenge

katdish said...

I heart Brad's writing style and his wicked sense of humor. I guess a camel CAN fit thru the eye of a needle. With God all things are possible.

Anonymous said...

Glynn! Why, thank you, young man, for saying such nice things. You also rock! (and your gift is coming very soon...keep an eye out!)