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Biblical Business Principles – Last week we focused on Core Values. Do your organization’s Core Values provide standards and guiding principles for carrying out the Mission as you journey toward the Vision?

This week we will focus on developing committed employees. Are your employees committed to your organization? What is your plan for developing committed employees?

Developing committed employees begins with your commitment, with you being a totally committed leader. Nehemiah is a model of a leader with commitment. But now I said to them, “You know full well the tragedy of our city. It lies in ruins, and its gates are burned. Let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem and rid ourselves of this disgrace!” Then I told them about how the gracious hand of God had been on me, and about my conversation with the king. They replied at once, “Good! Let’s rebuild the wall!” So they began the good work. Nehemiah 2:17-18 NLT
The people responded to Nehemiah. Are you a person characterized by being committed?

People have an affinity to and respond to people who demonstrate commitment. To what or who are you committed? As a Christian business person, commitment begins with your commitment to our Lord. Are you curious, convinced, or committed? As in Jesus day, some are curious about Him, some are convinced He is who He said He was, and some are committed to following Him wherever He leads. And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice — the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is. Romans 12:1-2 NLT
How committed are you? Do people know your commitments?

Having written, God given, Mission, Vision and Core Values statements that are worth being committed to is next in developing committed employees. Do you have these statements? Are they inline with Biblical Business Principles? Are people really committed to your statements? If not, why not?

People willingly sacrifice for worthy causes and respond to worthwhile ventures. Examples include Navy Seals. A worthwhile mission makes going to work worthwhile. Is your organization’s cause worthy of people’s sacrifice?

Serving people is a rewarding worthwhile venture, people are fulfilled by serving people in worthwhile ventures. Does your organization serve people’s needs? Do you keep serving people’s needs at the forefront?

While many people reject religion, people do respond to Christlikeness. As Pascal said, people have a God shaped void that can only be filled by God. For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 1 Corinthians 9:19 ESV
Can people see Christ in you? Can they see Christlikeness In your organization’s products / services?

People respond when they know you truly care about them. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 ESV
Is your workplace characterized by a loving, caring atmosphere?

In summary, developing committed employees begins with you being a committed leader, having worthwhile Mission, Vision, and Core Value statements that are actively kept at the forefront and followed, products / services that provide needed service to people, and a loving, caring workplace. Do you have committed employees?

Bit of Wisdom
Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:3-5 NLT

Forums Ministry News
Business By the Book Workshops are an excellent way to learn and review Biblical Business Principles. To view a promotional video, go to:
http://www.crown.org/cart/videos/BI277/BBTBMed.asp
Consider hosting a Business by the Book Workshop this at your company or church? For more information email plantz@cbmc.com
BBB Groups help graduates of Business By the Book Workshops and Seminars apply Biblical Business Principles. For more information contact plantz@cbmc.com
Forums Groups help one-another solve difficult business issues using Biblical Business Principles through prayer, counsel, support, and accountability in a confidential environment. For additional information go to http://forums.cbmc.com
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