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 Leveraging Leadership. Is your leadership in your business a burden or a blessing?
This week we will focus on Leveraging Leadership II. Are the people around you helping or hindering your business’s mission? Are you lightening your own load by investing in leadership development for your people by identifying, developing and utilizing the people God has given you to carry out your business’s mission?
Since leadership can be defined as a process of influence which maximizes the efforts of others towards the achievement of a goal, ask yourself the following questions:
• Who are your formal, designated leaders? Who are your informal, undesignated leaders?
• How do you evaluate the effectiveness of your people? The effectiveness of their leadership?
• What is your people development plan? How do you help people who are skilled and effective producers for your business become even more productive for your business as they mentor and lead others?
• How do you reward your people?
Effective leaders maximize their own productivity efforts, then influence and maximize the efforts of others, who then maximize others, all contributing to achieving the company’s goals. Are you giving it all you got in your business and wearing yourself out? Or, are you investing in developing others to help you lead?
The key to developing leadership is servant-leadership which Jesus taught and modeled. The disciples were bickering over who was going to get the best position. 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 Do you teach and model servant-leadership?
Bit of Wisdom
You slave owners (employers) must be just and fair to your slaves (employees). Remember that you also have a Master (CEO) — in heaven. Colossians 4:1 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.
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