CBMC 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 Managing Conflicts: Confrontation. Do you confront when needed; or do you ignore the problem and hope it goes away?
This week we will focus on Leveraging Leadership. Is your leadership in your business a burden or a blessing?
One definition for leadership: Leadership is a process of influence which maximizes the efforts of others towards the achievement of a goal. We’ll look at one of David’s situations as a case history on Leveraging Leadership.
So David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Soon his brothers and other relatives joined him there. Then others began coming — men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented — until David was the leader of about four hundred men. Later David went to Mizpeh in Moab, where he asked the king, “Would you let my father and mother live here under royal protection until I know what God is going to do for me?” The king agreed, and David’s parents stayed in Moab while David was living in his stronghold. One day the prophet Gad told David, “Leave the stronghold and return to the land of Judah.” So David went to the forest of Hereth. 1 Samuel 22:1-5 NLT
Times were tough, David was on the run from Saul. David was attractive to others and they joined him. Soon David was the leader of 400 men. Why would they ally with and follow David? What did they all have in common? What do you have in common with those you’re leading?
Next David connected with the King of Moab who aided him. Who initiated the alliance? Have you developed strategic alliances?
Then David received counsel from a spiritual advisor, the prophet Gad. Do you have one or more spiritual advisors that provide you Godly Biblical wisdom?
David didn’t try to go it alone. Effective leaders influence and maximize the efforts of others who then help achieve the company’s goals. Are you giving it all you got in your business? Or, are you leveraging your output by identifying, developing and utilizing the people God has given you to carry out your business mission?
Bit of Wisdom
So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that in this world kings are tyrants, and officials lord it over the people beneath them. But among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all. For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:42-45 NLT
Business By the Book Workshops are an excellent way to learn and review Biblical Business Principles. Have you hosted a Business by the Book Workshop at your company or church?
BBB Groups help graduates of Business By the Book Workshops and Seminars apply Biblical Business Principles.
Forums Groups help one-another resolve difficult business issues using Biblical Business Principles through prayer, counsel, support, and accountability in a confidential closed group environment.
Business Leadership Forums are periodic events where business leaders share how applying Biblical Business Principles has impacted their business.
Paul Lantz, CBMC
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