Forums Focus: A weekly blog to enlighten, encourage and equip Christian business leaders to lead in business using Biblical Business Principles.

Biblical Business Principles – Last week we focused on Leadership. Does your leadership empower people to go beyond the norm?

This week we will focus on Leadership from Paul (the Apostle Paul). Leadership influences thoughts and / or behaviors of people (including ourselves). As you lead employees, customers, loved ones, and even people with whom you share Christ, does your leadership move people to go beyond the norm?

So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you a complete understanding of what he wants to do* in your lives, and we ask him to make you wise** with spiritual wisdom. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and you will continually do good, kind things for others***. All the while, you will learn to know God better and better. Colossians 1:9-10 NLT

Effective leaders want their followers to:
*Understand standards – Do your followers understand your policies, procedures, and standard practices; and do they know what excellence looks like?
**Have wisdom to apply the standards – Do your followers apply the policies, procedures, and standard practices daily thereby producing excellence?
***Habitually go beyond the norm – Do your followers make it a habit of going beyond the norm, thereby taking the company beyond the norm?

For Christian leaders, the starting point is prayer – Are you praying for those you lead? Are you an “inspector” who catches people doing something wrong or a “teacher” who helps people learn to improve and do excellence?

We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father, who has enabled you to share the inheritance that belongs to God’s holy people, who live in the light. Colossians 1:11-12 NLT As you patiently, joyfully and thankfully share light with people, many will catch the real source of your power!

Bit of Wisdom
Don’t let anyone lead you astray with empty philosophy and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world, and not from Christ. For in Christ the fullness of God lives in a human body, and you are complete through your union with Christ. He is the Lord over every ruler and authority in the universe. Colossians 2:8-10 NLT

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