Rom 2:19-21—And if you are confident that you are a guide for the blind and a light for those in darkness, that you are a trainer of the foolish and teacher of the simple, because in the law you have the formulation of knowledge and truth—then you who teach another, are you failing to teach yourself? As business owners and CEOs we know the imperative responsibility of continually investing resources into the development of our employees. The pace of business and technology forces our teams to keep up or lose. The changing requirements of our workforce demand our managers to lead as servant leaders—communicating clearly, describing the end goal and providing consistent feedback on performance. “What got us here won’t take us there” is a good motto for today’s executives.
With clients demanding highest quality and quicker response, the pressure to get-to or remain-as “best in class” requires vigilance in all focuses of a company. As management science and industrial technology evolves, continuous learning—from best practices, from our own and our competitors’ achievements and mistakes, from the experience and wisdom of like-minded business people—is essential.
In this endeavor, often we neglect our own continuing education. The adage of “surrounding yourself with people smarter than you” still works and we need to hone our own skills and knowledge to remain vital in the marketplace.
A Convene Forum Team provides that cutting-edge contemporary education from people who are in the game of business. Convene can be likened to a continuous MBA program for Christian executives. Our curriculum follows an Organizational Development Roadmap that addresses themes such as Purpose, Strategy, Operations, Finance, People development, Business-As-Ministry, and more. Our members are learners and teachers by nature, and when that happens in a group of trusted advisors who share common, Christian values, businesses flourish.
Proverbs 27:17—As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.