The spiritual forecast for our world is rather cloudy.
Yet, regardless of the leader of your country, you’re still a leader in your company. The spiritual forecast for the world depends on you, and it starts in your business.
Executive leaders need to be focused on the future value of the firm as a first priority. Future value ultimately defines the executive leader’s legacy and is the location of their accountability.
What is your number one asset as a business leader? Let me suggest that it’s YOU! The greatest impact you can have on your business is that which is first formed in you. Your overall leadership will never surpass your self-leadership.
If leaders are made, not born, what role might assessments play in leadership development? When it comes to learning, our assessment of ourselves—what we know and don’t know, skills we have and don’t have—can be woefully inaccurate.
Why would a king need other people? In Ecclesiastes 4:12, a powerful king named Solomon wrote that two are better than one, and a cord of three strands cannot be broken. The Greek word Ecclesiastes indicates that the writer wanted to “call an assembly”. He had some important things to say.
Accounting by its nature looks at costs and has to categorize each expense. It is all about recording history, rather than analyzing and determining what we should be spending.
Leadership, in my view, consists of the merger of heart and science (in that order). Leadership in God’s Kingdom is learned, driven by character, and operated with excellence.
Heart generates vision statements, mission statements and values developed in relationship with the Holy Spirit living in and through us.
When we think about using our businesses as a means to further God’s purposes and to extend His kingdom, we are often drawn toward conventional Christian expressions or techniques. We are all aware of companies that have used obvious ways of proclaiming a Christian message and focus. Anything from putting Bible verses on drink cups to copies of New Testaments in their packaging or closing for business on Sundays. These are all great things and done in the right spirit, they can have an impact but, I believe, there is a more subtle and organic way to use your business to extend God’s kingdom.
Listen in as one of our Chairs, Dr. Tom Lutz of Peachtree Corners, GA, speaks on the theology of work. Dr. Lutz was featured on "One 4 The Road," a podcast produced by Perimeter Church in Johns Creek, GA.