Re-Blog- Simon Sinek on Leadership – TED2014 – YouTube

I don’t agree with Simon’s worldview, but I like his thoughts and his critical thinking process regarding these problems.

Watch the video and consider what Jesus taught during his ministry about leadership and serving others.

I found this video helpful.

Simon Sinek on Leadership – TED2014 – YouTube

Enjoy.

Basing a work email on a Bible verse. Can it be done?

Today I took a shot.  I thought it might work, but I really wasn’t sure.

I attempted to press the message of Romans 1: 19 into a work email.

“19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.”

I knew I had to be careful.  The message in that verse is wonderfully strong and potent.   I would rather scrap the email text than mess with the word of God.

All Christians that hold claim to a Biblical worldview should make every attempt to view their surroundings from a Biblical perspective.  Rarely does this happen often enough.

Time will tell of outcome, but the feedback so far has been positive.   “Great message”, “Excellent Message”, “Just a super message “, “Great job”…..

I wonder how many “closet” Christians picked up on the “message”?

If you have a minute, provide feedback using the poll below or the comment section.

I’ll use it for the next opportunity my faith and my employment collide.

Blessings…

 

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Who cares if someone needs assistance? Why should we help anybody?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The Declaration of Independence- 1776

Our country has been founded upon this statement, but look closely at the first seven words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident”.
Self-evident means; you, in your conscience, known something to be. You do not need a proof, it is just known.

It is contained inside each of us, everyone has a sense of right and wrong.
• Is it wrong to kick puppies? Yes, I know it is wrong to hurt something that is defenseless and poses no danger or threat to me.
• It is right to assist the elderly lady in the grocery store with her bags when she is struggling? Yes, it is right to lend a hand someone who in need.
• It is right to provide assistance and cooperation to a teammate who is in need of support? Yes, it is right to assist a teammate or co-worker who needs support so the company as a whole may benefit.

Granted, people can, and do, suppress the knowledge of right and wrong. Just watch the evening news. They provide ample examples of very poor decision making each and every night.
What suppression of a self-evident truth does not do is relieve us of the obligation of doing what is right.

What does this have to do with (blank) program???

I will tie this up with a few points from an article I found this morning. (I’ve attached the link to the full article below.)

1. “Salespeople must come to sales calls with a comprehensive understanding of the customer…”
2. “Today a significant number of sales are lost not to the competition but to “no decision.”
3. “Customers expect salespeople to do more than uncover their problems. They expect salespeople to bring an informed, fresh perspective to framing the problem.”
4. “Excel at team selling. Salespeople alone will not be able to provide the needed knowledge and insights to meet the customer’s emerging expectations.”

Guess what fellow (blanks)….. You are now part of that team!

(Blanks) should provide Sales:
1. a comprehensive understanding of the customer.
2. assistance when the customer stagnates on making a decision
3. informed with current, up to date information about the site
4. the needed technical knowledge when required.

But why should we help sales?
• Because we know it to be “Right” and “Self-Evident”, that in order for our business to succeed, we must assist the sales team with information and leads.

Keep driving opportunities and use the (blank) program. They are the process in place to gather this information and get the Sales Teams the information they need!

Go have some fun! It’s all a gift, be sure to be thankful for it!

1. 5 challenges to achieving sales excellence – it’s more important than ever yet harder to achieve- http://salestrainingconnection.com/2014/04/28/5-challenges-to-achieving-sales-excellence-its-more-important-than-ever-yet-harder-to-achieve/

Leadership Is A No Excuses Thing | Chris LoCurto | Leadership & Small Business

Excellent points on leadership.  We quickly place claim on a “positive” result while backpedaling away from a “poor” result.

Own the result good or bad!   Make change changes and press on…

Leadership Is A No Excuses Thing | Chris LoCurto | Leadership & Small Business.

Stereotypes- Man and his Employment

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Construction laborers, public safety workers, alligator wrestlers, business executives, rodeo clowns and customer service providers are all necessary job functions in society. These jobs all pose a significant risk, both too life and limb and to a person’s mental health. The question when considering these occupations is who takes the most risk? Risk is controlled as much as possible and mitigated to ensure safety. In addition, a mental picture or stereotype is formed when assessing known information about these positions. This is reasonable to do. We need to form mental pictures of thoughts or situations. However, when these presuppositions begin to affect our interpretation of reality problems set in. This brings us to the point. I have changed the names to protect the innocent; please welcome my friend. We shall call him, “Q”.

“Q” is a man’s man. He is a husband, father, and friend. From all outwards appearances, he is fully aware of his responsibilities and makes all arrangements required to fulfill those obligations. His wife and his children adore him and his friends respect him. “Q” is at ease when opening a car door for his beautiful wife, hugging his children or “tossing” back a beer with a pal. This man is getting it done. He is leading and providing for his family, and affording them each a positive influence by pouring himself into to them. The “thing” is, “Q” is a hairstylist.

It shouldn’t be surprising that “Q” is a hairstylist. It is an honest profession that he is very skilled at, and he works hard to improve at his craft. The shocking part should be that in the 21st century there is still the undercurrent of gender stereotypes in certain employment situations. Out of the typical male dominated occupations listed above, which if any would consider entering the arena of cutting, shaping and coloring a woman’s most outwardly exemplified expression of herself. None! Furthermore, “Q” gets paid, quite well. He is compensated to never have a bad day performing his art. He is reimbursed to provide nothing but absolute perfection with every customer transaction. He stands with nothing to hide behind at the end of a cut, color and style. It is job location directly front and center in a gladiator’s stadium, with nowhere to run. In fact, there are mirrors all around to point out any glaring mistakes or omissions committed.

Who would want to labor under such conditions? Not many would or could survive, and even if forced probably would succumb to the pressure quickly. In many employment circumstances, effects from an “off day” are mitigated. Business contracts are rechecked, new pieces of construction material can be obtained if cut incorrectly and other remedies can be found in service situations. (Alligator wrestlers well, that maybe our closest comparison. Never want to lose a limb!) To encapsulate the point, a man’s employment does not define him. His allegiants to his faith/belief system, his work ethic, and his responsibility to his family, are the defining factors of a man.

Thankfully, infrequently incorrect perceptions are drawn to what “Q” is. A defense of “Q”, to right all the wrongs in this world is not the point of this posting. “Q” is of very sharp wit, and provides his own defense quite well. Nevertheless, if required I would come to my friends protection. As Proverbs 27:17 (ESV) states, “As Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” That is what one man does for another man.

Contemplate these points when observing anyone. Consider Jesus calling of Levi (a tax collector was despised in the first century) as a disciple. Jesus distinguished between Levi’s outward occupation and his mission of discipleship. (Luke 5:27-32 ESV) You never know what is sincerely on the heart of a person. The outward appearances could be very different to what is truly inside.