ELO Blog - Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Meaning

The purpose of this blog is to offer a Christian perspective on various approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership and meaning at work from around the world. We review the perspectives of leading thinkers and business people as expressed through their writings or by way of direct interviews.

The ELO Blog additionally highlights key ELO events, interviews and initiatives to support ELO’s vision to be the world’s premier resource for the executive education and training of Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders.


  • Manuel Guillen, RCC-Harvard: Motivation & Meaning in Organizations

    I recently had an opportunity to interview friend and collaborator Manuel Guillen, PhD. He is the University of Valencia Representative at RCC-Harvard University (RCC), Associate Professor of Management at the University of Valencia, Titular (UV), and Director of the Institute for Ethics in Communication and in Organizations (IECO). Dr. Guillen is a leading author and professor on meaning and motivation in organizations and at work. His work is both rigorously researched and practically oriented. Of particular note is that he integrates the role of faith and the notion of a higher calling into his analysis. His recent book is titled, Meaning in Organizations: Searching for a Meaningful Work-Life Balance. To view a Q&A between myself and Manuel, read more
  • 5 Traits That Set Exceptional People Apart

    Joe Navarro is a retired FBI Agent with a unique perspective on how to be exceptional. He is an expert in body language, nonverbal communication, and interviewing techniques. In his book, Be Exceptional: Master the Five Traits that Set Extraordinary People Apart (New York, NY: William Morrow, 2021), he describes the five domains of the exceptional person. This book provides great insights on communication from a unique perspective. To find out these 5 traits, read more
  • Bakery Brera, Singapore: Changing the World One Loaf at a Time

    Thrina Low is not a typical Singapore bakery owner. She worked as an engineer for eight years and then was a Master’s level-trained human resources professional for another ten years. She then started Bakery Brera six years ago. But why? I met with her at her business on April 13, 2022, to find out more. To see her answers to my questions, read more
  • Matthew Lee, Harvard, on Human Flourishing

    What does it mean to “flourish” as a business leader or a citizen of the world? How might we promote greater flourishing in the world through our business enterprises? How would we know if we are making progress?  What are the individual and collective indicators of a flourishing life? To find out, read more
  • ELO Announces Launch of 2022 ELO Forums Live & In-Person

    ELO is pleased to announce that it will be holding its ELO Forums live and in-person in Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Toronto in November this year. This will be an opportunity for people to reunite in person for a great time to connect, be equipped, and to celebrate Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders. The theme is “Bridge-Building Leadership." Why? After two years of COVID, people have rarely been more polarized. As a result, there has hardly been a time with a greater need for bridge-building leadership. Read on to see the five of the sources of polarization that create chasms in our society and workplaces. read more