Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)
I should get this verse tattooed on my forehead so that every time I look in the mirror I’m reminded not to be a selfish moron.
If I’m absolutely honest, selfish ambition is what drives at least 98.3% of my activity at work. Waaaaaaaaay too often, I focus exclusively on what’s best for me. Not the company. Not my boss. Not my co-workers. Not our customers. Me. Me. Me.
Thank God for Jesus. He showed us a far better way …
We conclude GOD @ WORK WEEK with a little prayer that encapsulates everything we covered. (Note: If you aren’t viewing this on the web you may miss the highly creative and deeply symbolic shape formed by the words.)
Today’s topic: THE 10 COMMANDMENTS @ WORK.
Most companies have values statements. They get put on a nice plaque, hung in a conference room and then promptly forgotten. My guess is that if you asked employees to recite ’em, only a tiny fraction could. And only a tiny fraction of that would actually try to live ’em out.
We’ll start today with a question …
According to studies conducted by big-brained researchers in the business world, what’s the absolute #1 most important trait a leader must have to be successful?
Here are your choices:
- Communication skills
- Business knowledge
- Smooth dance moves
- Coordinating accessories
Today’s topic: COMMUNICATION. Almost nothing is more important in the workplace.
Here are five basic principles straight out of God’s Word to help guide your workplace discussions. Start using ’em today.