Coffee With Jon and Bekah Nava

RightNow Media: The voluntary faith-based library for every person in your company

rnmatworklogo[1]Work. It’s a significant part of the human experience. Most of us spend a huge portion of our lives in the workplace. There are over 7 million businesses in the U.S., and only 350,000 churches. Not everyone has a pastor, but almost everyone has a boss. Business leaders have a great opportunity to care for people in their company who may have never set foot in a church. Like the Good Samaritan, we are called to show hurting people the love of Christ as we go about our day. Not just at church. Not just in our small group. Everywhere.

Join me for a cup of coffee with Beka Nava, Sr. Director of Business Partnerships at RightNow Media.

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What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team: New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.

The New York Times Magazine
February 25, 2016

If you want to build a great team. the “who” doesn’t matter. It’s far more important that they have “high ‘average social sensitivity.'” IMHO, I think this means that The “Perfect Team” knows how to Maximize Others. What do you think?


Five years ago, Google — one of the most public proselytizers of how studying workers can transform productivity — became focused on building the perfect team. In the last decade, the tech giant has spent untold millions of dollars measuring nearly every aspect of its employees’ lives. Google’s People Operations department has scrutinized everything from how frequently particular people eat together (the most productive employees tend to build larger networks by rotating dining companions) to which traits the best managers share (unsurprisingly, good communication and avoiding micromanaging is critical; more shocking, this was news to many Google managers). (Full Article)

From Dream to Demonstration

Life is a process

Don’t you love Comic Book movies? Spider Man is awesome. Like me, Peter Parker is this geeky, kinda shy, teenager who one day gets bit by a bug and the next day he’s Spiderman with superpower spider senses.

Don’t you wish real life was like the movies?

You know, you’re a normal nobody plodding along and you get bit by the “bug.” A short 5 minutes later of montage transformation and you’re living your dream.

Well, as we know, real life is not like the movies…In real life, there is a process that you MUST go through in order to live your dream (and it takes time!!!)

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Christians In Business

Aligning all the parts of our life

One of the major themes for me in 2015 was “alignment.” I took purposeful steps and actions to align all the different “pieces” of my life (family, church, work, etc.) to be focused in a single direction.

We spend over 50% of our waking time “working,” but is our work “aligned” with what God has called us to do? I made a business decision to be very upfront with my faith in relation to work. “Maximize Others” is as much my “work” and “ministry.”

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Discover Your Core Design

Free Personality Report

DISCHow do you relate to other people? In what kinds of environments are you most comfortable? Are you a people person, or are you more comfortable with projects and tasks? Are you expressive and visionary, or are you analytical, logical, and detailed? Do you like a predictable environment or do you seek change, challenge, and variety? Clarification will help you identify the best working situation for yourself.

Knowing your strongest personality traits should allow you to stay true to those areas that are authentic and enjoyable.

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Coffee with Jon and Rick Dubose


chas-400x400[1]Each week you’re invited to join me for a cup of coffee with an interesting and inspiring person. This week, it is my pleasure to share a  of coffee with the North Texas District Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Brother Rick Dubose.

Immigration: You may not like the policy and situation, but …

It was a pleasure to be able to interview Rick Dubose on the Chas Winckel Live show.

We often deal with the tension between two seemingly opposing views. You may not like our current immigration policy, but what do you do to deal with the people that are hurt because of it.

Today, Brother DuBose announced that the North Texas District of The Assemblies of God has agreed to house approximately 500 children at their Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center for the next 3 weeks while they are processed by the Department of Homeland Security.

Listen to the episode to hear why and learn more.

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ResultPal Announces Pilot Program with Maximize Others Leadership Resources

Giving Corporate Clients Visibility to the Results of Leadership Training

ResultPal, a provider of software and services for people-skills practice, announces an early adopter pilot program with Maximize Others Leadership Resources, an Austin-based coaching and leadership development firm. Participants will track learned leadership behaviors over a 12 month period and juxtapose their progress against organizational results in order to determine the return on investment and impact of coaching and training efforts over time.

Jonathan Schobergray-quotation-marks-hi[1]Corporate Leadership Training often fails because of lack of accountability and follow-through. We are excited to add ResultPal as a precision instrument that allows us to quantify the soft skills and behaviors that we are developing to Maximize the potential of our client’s leaders.

Jonathan Schober
Chief Maximizer, Maximize Others Leadership Resources

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Coffee with Jon and Mark West


Liberty GT-R Race Car Mark WestEach week you’re invited to join me for a cup of coffee with an interesting and inspiring person. This week, it is my pleasure to share a second cup of coffee with Awake to Freedom’s President and CEO, Mark West.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Mark is involved with a lot of different passions: Race Car Driving, Politics, and Business. With success, a lot of “good” opportunities have opened up. But, a day in the Life of Mark West is “pretty Crazy.”

  • Do you feel like you have to many irons in the fire?
  • What is the ONE thing that God uniquely designed you to do?
  • Just because we “can” do all things through Christ, does not mean we “should” do all things.

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An Afternoon With Ted Cruz

Why I'm Supporting Ted Cruz for President in 2016

RPT%20Circle%20Seal[1]Nearly 20 years ago, while my wife was still in the hospital recovering from the birth of our first child, I had the privilege of meeting Wayne Hamilton and Susan Weddington of the Republican Party of Texas. That meeting would allow me to be a part of one of the finest teams that I’ve ever been associated with as we “Changed the Course of Texas History.”

For three years, I served as the MIS Director for the state party and helped transformed Texas into the beautiful red state that it is today.

While at the party, my father Vic Schober (who has been a minister for over 50 years with the Assemblies of God) become a sort of “unofficial chaplain” for the Republican Party. Many times, when there was an event being hosted by the Party, my dad would be asked to give a prayer and meet some of the assembled elected officials.

Although I left the staff of the party many years ago, I still stay in touch with my friends, and every now and then, I’m able to invite myself to an event and meet some great leaders.

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Passions vs. Values

how to align your passions with God's original blueprint for your life

Do you feel like your vision has a sense of contribution on a grand scale to the world? Do you sometimes feel like there is a battle between what you want to do, and what God wants you to do?

When I began making the transition from Corporate IT to Professional Coaching, Training, and Mentoring, this video by Lance Wallnau was one of the first training’s that I watched at it made a huge impact on me.

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