"The Master value is trust. There are no relationships that can survive for very long without it."

- Jim Amos

Business Leaders Needn’t Shy Away from Faith

on September 24th, 2013 Leave a Comment

When I first wrote Focus on Failure, I did not include a chapter about faith. It was an omission I regretted, and one that I was glad to rectify when the second edition of the book was published. Business leaders often don’t talk much about faith, preferring to talk about sales data, market research and […]

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Should I Franchise my Business? Some guidelines

on August 26th, 2013 Leave a Comment

7 guidelines to help you determine whether franchising is right for your business Ambitious business owners who are eager to grow often ask me for a key piece of advice: “Should I franchise my business?” Thirty years of leading franchise organizations, as well as my experience as chairman of the International Franchise Association, has afforded […]

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How Virtue Can Save American Business

on August 5th, 2013 Leave a Comment

When leaders make every decision based on numbers, without concerns for people, relationships and faith, they destroy the trust that makes success possible. How do you stay on the right path? What underpins the success of American business? Anyone who knows me well knows that I have tremendous faith in the power of free people […]

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What is the Secret of Happiness?

on July 5th, 2013 Leave a Comment

When Greg Reid asked me to write an article on the secret of happiness I was intrigued.  Like Greg, as a writer and wordsmith I am always thinking about descriptions, explanations and understandings of human nature and the way you and I navigate our time on earth.  Happiness it appears is a topic that is […]

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Business Speakers Jim Amos and Lauren Miller Discuss How Faith, Attitude Help Leaders Conquer Obstacles, Handle Setbacks

on May 23rd, 2013 Leave a Comment

Former IFA chairman, frequent business speaker and commentator, shares thoughts on faith and leadership with Lauren Miller of Stress Solutions University I recently had two wonderful opportunities to speak with Lauren E. Miller, an inspiring woman who has written a series of books on ways to overcome stress and a cancer survivor who found strength […]

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A Business Veteran’s Calling: Mentor Others to Open Eyes to Opportunity

on April 18th, 2013 Leave a Comment

As a faith-based man, I feel that one of the best ways I can honor God is to strive to open up others’ hearts and minds to the bounty and blessings that are possible in the world. The world that God laid before us is a gift of unimaginable value. As a business leader, I […]

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