Each day I listen to a Christian radio station as I drive to lunch. It’s not unusual that a preacher is sharing and often I find myself parking my car and taking notes. Yesterday was no exception as Chuck Swindoll was sharing five questions to know if we as believers are headed in the wrong direction.
As I quickly grabbed some take out and returned to the office I thought how the wisdom he shared could help businesses who may be headed in the wrong direction. Below are his five questions shaped to apply to you and your business.
1. Do you find yourself fighting greater battles within than without?
2. Is there more attention on one versus the team? (kingdom building)
3. Do you feel you don’t need the Lord’s help in your business?
4. Are criticisms of your leadership and your business quickly dismissed versus taken seriously and respected?
5. Are consequences of sin are no longer feared? ( as a reminder, the definition of sin is “missing the mark”)
For a preacher who jokingly said he has a “face for radio” I find myself feeling very thankful for his sharing the wisdom found in the Bible. I find the Bible is an amazing resource of wisdom that can be applied instantly to circumstances we face as leaders in our business.
So how did you answer the above the above?
Do you find team members (you?) worried about how an individual may look versus the performance of your team?
Are you your own God? Is your ego preventing you from asking for the lord to bless you, your business, and your customers? (After all, EGO does stand for: Edging God Out) Are you counting on your gut and intuition?
How well does your senior leaders accept criticism and new ideas? How about you? Do you need to hire a Heretic?
Are you allowing bad behaviors that are not consistent with your team’s values? Are you allowing an “end justify the means” mentality?
All of this free business advice from the Bible and radio preacher? You bet!
You may want to check out his web site at Insight for Living, …who knows you too may find yourself parked in your car and taking notes at lunch time.