Your business is His business ...

A good leader motivates, doesn't mislead, doesn't exploit.
God cares about honesty in the workplace; your business is his business.
Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation.
Good leaders cultivate honest speech; they love advisors who tell them the truth.
An intemperate leader wreaks havoc in lives; you're smart to stay clear of someone like that.
Good-tempered leaders invigorate lives; they're like spring rain and sunshine. -Proverbs 16:10-15 MSG

I have worked for a few great leaders and many not so great leaders - some were really bad. I have also been a leader of a few and once led many. The principles articulated in these verses work in both secular and sacred venues. The best leaders are most concerned with how business is done rather that just the bottom line results - the end does not always justify the means. Qualities like honesty and integrity speak much louder than quarterly returns.

Yet sometimes the people who lead do not always have a title that reflects their role - often the best leaders are the ones who are leading on the playing field and not on the sidelines. Consider those in the trenches who lead by example - the ones who inspire by their work ethic and their excellence. These trench men (and women) have somehow learned that their business is God's business. These are those who work and lead with excellence when no one is looking.

Invigorate us this day Lord to follow you in our work with all of our heart, mind and strength.


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  2. I have a list for what good leaders should do. This comment will go in my list.


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