kingdom advisors

Ron Blue, CPA. CFP & CEO Kingdom Advisors

🎤 We interviewed Ron Blue,  CEO of Kingdom Advisors, in 2007. This interview was part of Wise Counsel’s “Ask God about My Business” internet radio campaign. We surveyed over 300 existing and future entrepreneurs. In the campaign, we asked the question. “If you could ask God questions about your business success, what would they be?” […]

j.c. penney

The J.C. Penney Legacy… an example for us

📄 J.C. Penney was an incredibly successful businessman. He learned a great deal from his father, who was a pastor. His first three stores, beginning in the mining town of Kemmerer, Wyoming, were called the Golden Rule Stores. Within 15 years, his business grew so rapidly that he added 350 stores to the chain. Then […]

untold secret

Check Out the “Untold Secret” Many People Are Being Inspired by This Book

🎤 🎦 Listen to John Beehner’s 20-minute overview of some of the key elements of The Untold Secret book. He’s speaking to a breakfast Bible study group.   Here John and Brig talk about the highlights of their new book. The book talks about the secret that Jesus shared and the Biblical explanation for business […]

Managing Time

Managing Time – Who’s Got The Monkey by Hal Burrows

🎤 This humorous audio is a timeless classic in management education. Corporations have used the course content internally for decades.  Hal Burrows is a retired management professional and speaker who spoke nationally on managing time.  The Oncken Corporation has offered the course. The Harvard Business Review printed the article by the same name, written by […]

Brian Peters

Motivating Employees in a Time of Crisis – Brian Peters

🎤 We were excited to have Brian Peters speak to Wise Counsel members at one of our meetings. He is a special person. He took over as CEO of a major Canadian corporation operating in Jacksonville.  The corporate group decided to shut down the division.  His story is an amazing example of treating people in a […]

Bill Hybels

Changed Performance in Best Christian Workplaces – Bill Hybels

🎦 Bill Hybels is the founder and Senior Pastor of Willowcreek Church near Chicago (one of the top 5 largest churches in America). He shares his experiences using the services of the Best Christian Workplace Institute at his Global Leadership Summit. The institute is based in Seattle and founded by Al Lopus.  Each year, Al and […]

risk and failure

On Risk and Failure – Steve Jobs

🎦 Steve Jobs rose to become one of our most successful entrepreneurs in recent history. This is part of an early interview is his Apple career where he talks about the initiative he took as a 12-year-old.  It’s what he perceives as a key difference between those who fail and those who succeed. Perfect application […]

NIKE

The NIKE Story – Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight

🎦 This short video tells the story of the founding of Nike by Bill Bowerman and his former miler Phil Knight, who still leads the company today.  Visions come to many people from God our Creator to make a better world.  Many people reject the ideas of taking the risk that Bill took because they […]

steve jobs

Hit in the Head with a Brick – Steve Jobs

🎦 Steve Jobs was faced with some of the worst rocky soil experiences ever when he was fired in 1985 from Apple, the company he co-founded.  But he never stopped innovating.  It was in his nature.  No one predicted the iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Steve shared some of his best insights as a commencement speaker […]

Hugh Jones

The Bottom Line Of Compassion – Hugh Jones, Banker

🎤 Hugh Jones a big success story. He built the largest branch of the largest bank in Florida in the 90’s; it is now owned by Bank of America. In the 80’s, when he took over as CEO, Hugh was very frustrated with his staff’s performance and back-biting comments.  He tells a Wise Counsel group the […]

Paul Cuny

From Home Building to Inspiring Nations – Paul Cuny

🎤 Paul Cuny spent the first half of his life not wanting to believe in Christ while he built oceanfront homes.  Now, during the second half of his life, he is an author who travels to many nations sharing his experiences and book, Secret of the Kingdom Economy. Buy his book here: http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Kingdom-Economy-Flourish-Gods/dp/0768437075    

Dr. Ted Prince

Why Most CEOs Fail and Few Succeed – Dr. Ted Prince

🎦 Dr. Ted Prince is founder of Perth Leadership Institute. He is from Australia but has spent over 30 years in the USA. During the growth years of Hi-Tech companies on Wall Street in the 90’s, he had the opportunity to serve on 8 different boards helping to hire the CEO. Many of the CEOs […]

Business Growth

The Ups & Downs of Business Growth – John Beehner

🎦 After John Beehner, founder of Wise Counsel, sold the TEC Florida business, he discovered the three cornerstones of building a business on a solid foundation in writing his first book. This video on the ups & downs of business growth was recorded in 2000 on VHS and transferred to MP4 for this website. John […]

Bill Pollard

Servant Leadership – Bill Pollard, Former CEO of Service Masters

🎦 Bill Pollard is the former CEO of Service Masters, a multi-billion dollar service company based in Chicago. He authored Soul of the Firm, among other books that have been a great influence on many of us in Wise Counsel. Service Masters was founded by two believers who create a corporate mission to honor God and His […]

profit from values

How To Profit From Values by John Beehner

🎦 This video on how to profit from values was recorded on VHS in 1998. It was after John Beehner had published his first book, called True Wealth by the Book. With the development of this site, his recording was converted to MP4 for viewing here.  This was one of the first talks John shared […]

Strongholds

Living Free from Strongholds – Paul Hollis

🎦 Paul Hollis, former businessman as CEO and COO for 20 years, moved to Tampa with the intent build a real estate business. But he ran into one stumbling block. God had other plans. The Lord called him into training to learn how the enemy was limiting people from reaching their full potential by limiting […]

Horst Schulze

7 Steps to Create Excellence – Horst Schulze from Ritz Carlton

🎦 Horst Schulze shares the “7 steps that create Excellence” from his personal experiences in building the Ritz Carlton Hotel group and his Christian Values. Horst Schulze is a unique and outstanding former President of Ritz Carlton. He was raised in Germany. As a very young man, he was trained and started as a busboy, […]

Os Hillman

Os Hillman – Power of the Staff

🎦 Os Hillman has written nearly a dozen books and is considered the grandfather or founder of the Marketplace Ministries movement in the USA beginning in 1997. His daily devotional “Today God is First” (TGIF) is read by 200,000 of people with his writings and studies of how the word of God applies in the […]

Strategic Plan Packet for Entrepreneurs

Download Strategic Plan Pre-Work Packet. Our free Strategic Planning Pre-Work Packet is designed for entrepreneurs to review their vision and mission by department goals and numbers compared to recent years. Skip the pages that don’t apply to your company or combine department goals. Our passion is to stimulate your thinking and give worksheet examples. Suggestion: […]

Open Book Management

Open Book Management – Creating A Company Of Entrepreneurs

🎦 Comment by John Beehner, Founder of Wise Counsel: John Case, a business author, does a good job of explaining what I believe is an excellent model for dynamic business success, “Open Book Management.” I believe it is the best Biblical model I have ever seen in working with over 400 different companies over 35 years. […]

Tom Hill

Tom Hill – Building Character In Business

🎦 Tom Hill is CEO of Kimray, a company that his father-in-law started in Oklahoma City. They are manufacturers with over 100 employees who build valves for the oil and gas industry. Here is a clip called “Character First.” This clip is further explained in the second Tom Hill video.   During a recessionary time in […]

Dysfunctions of A Team

Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of A Team

🎦 In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, bestselling business author Patrick Lencioni once again offers a powerful and instructive leadership fable. Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams –– even the best ones –– often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be […]

Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf – Renew your Mind

🎦 Learn how to control your thoughts for a healthier mind and body. Dr. Caroline Leaf is a Neuroscientist from South Africa who has studied Brain/Mind function and growth for over 25 years. Your brain or mind is the main portion of your soul (the soul is the mind, will, and emotions). Many of your employees and […]

Work Worship

Why is Work Worship?

🎦 Why is Work Worship? The world tells us that work is just a means to more comfort … More stuff…More me. TV shows and even our misdirected language in the church have hijacked our view of work and belittled it to mundane and meaningless. Whether you are a CEO, young entrepreneur or manager in […]

What is Wise Counsel

What is Wise Counsel – Testimony on TV

🎦 This video answers the question “What is Wise Counsel?” and explains how God set the whole process in motion. Taken from a show produced and aired on Canadian Television in Windsor, Canada in 2004. Members Dennis Doyle, John Beehner (leader), Steve Strang, Scott Plakon, Kingsley Fletcher & Doug Weiss in a roundtable fashion define […]

one spark

One Spark – Dynamic Business Growth by Giving

🎦 Learn how David Hill and his company grows an average of 45% a year as his over 100 employees share Random Acts of Kindness through his “One Spark” program. Hover over the link below and click to expand to full screen to watch the second video. Click Here To Watch Second Video!

Brig Hart

Can Failure Lead to Success? Ask Brig Hart

📄 I am sure there are at least a million Americans who have heard of the living legend known as Brig Hart.  Brig had a rough early life, toying with drugs while trying to find his way.  But at a young age, he discovered Amway, the Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) business co-founded by Rich DeVos in Michigan […]

Entrepreneur with ADD

Can an Entrepreneur with ADD Make It?

📄 Discouragement comes from all sides–other people, past failures, and negative thoughts that demoralize us. Satan speaks to our minds and uses the garbage we have collected from negative experiences to tell us how we will fail. He wants us to fail or be handcuffed, thus avoiding God’s real call and plan for our lives. […]

creator

There is a Creator who Orchestrates Success

📄 We were all created to do the will of the Father. The Lord is so patient in waiting for us to get our acts together. He gives us multiple chances to come home. Good works are for the manifestation of the character of God, will of God, and the power of God. Noble acts […]

Good Stewards

Good Stewards – The Hobby Lobby Story with David Green

🎦 David Green, Founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, the retail home goods store has been in the news because of challenging the Obama Administration Affordable Health Care Plan at the United States Supreme Court.  This family business is a tremendous success story and on this video, they share their perspective and how they work […]

Faith Culture

The “Faith Culture” of the Correct Craft story

🎦 Correct Craft was founded nearly 90 years ago and played a key role in helping the military during WWII. This powerful video portrays their commitment to building a “Faith Culture” that impacts employees, customers and serves the Lord’s purposes. Thanks to Work as Worship Network and Right Now Media.

Visionary Heroes

Unsung Visionary Heroes Changing our Nation

📄 Most Entrepreneurs, especially a lawyer like Herb Kelleher (Southwest Airlines), would not have tried to start an airline because of the hard soil of doubt and fear in their heart and soul. But God needed someone with legal experience and guts to accomplish His mission. We can also see why John Mackey, who was […]

spiritual bailout package

Spiritual Bailout Package – John Beehner

🎤 🎦 Written in 2009 during the height of the economic crisis in the USA, when there was a call for the President and Congress to pass an economic bailout package to create jobs for millions of Americans.  John Beehner felt the Lord was telling him that we needed a spiritual bailout package instead so […]

Relationship Model for Successful Marketing

The Relationship Model for Successful Marketing

📄 In Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages, he describes how each of us has a different understanding of love. The 5 love languages are represented by • words of affirmation • quality time, listening • acts of service • gifts • physical touch In business growth, we can also show love through: 1. […]

Bryan Hickox

Bryan Hickox, Winner of 7 Emmy’s in Hollywood

🎦 Bryan Hickox, raised in California, always wanted to be in the movies ever since his Dad worked in the early days of TV.  In his testimony, he tells of the ups and downs and the pastor who inspired him to find the Lord.  Bryan has produced over 75 movies and won 7 Emmy Award. He […]

Good Hiring Practices

48 Keys to Good Hiring Practices

📄 An NFL team drafts 10 players, sign 15 free agents, 44 players from last year, 20 players from taxi squad, and scouted an average of 4,000 college players each year. How many candidates do you look at? Follow these 48 Keys to Good Hiring Practices:     Avoid 3-minute “snap, emotional” decisions (first impression by appearance, […]

overcoming grief

Overcoming Grief and Shock to Find and Share Joy

🎦 Lisa Darrell, District Manager of ADP: Learn how Lisa lost her 18-year-old son while she was preaching on Sunday and it took her through a near-death grief to ministering to hundreds of others today about overcoming grief. Click Here To Watch Video with Slideshow! Double Click the video to view full screen. From a Wise […]

Proven Strategies for Growth

23 Proven Strategies for Growth

📄 In an effort to provide you with a clear understanding of the ways in which to succeed in business, we’ve created 23 proven strategies for growth you should use if you want to be successful and peaceful in business. Please feel free to share this PDF with your own business friends.