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Christian Business Daily, an online journal for Christian business owners and entrepreneurs, recently published an inspiring and informative article about Christian business leadership success. The author of the article, Kent Humphreys, offered ten suggestions about how to exhibit Christian business leadership in your professional (and personal) life. He wrote that even if you incorporate only one or two of his ten tips into your every day business life, you will have done something to better yourself and those around you. Let’s take a look at Mr. Humphreys’ advice and see how well you’re doing with Christian business leadership at this time of your life.
- The first suggestion is to keep your spouse and family included in major decisions that will affect them, and make family time and vacation time a priority when possible. Find alone time regularly to think, have some weekends with your spouse, and enjoy time with your children before they grow up and you feel you missed out on their childhood. Your ability to be a gifted Christian leader may be affected if you have problems at home.
- Gather an inner circle or “Counsel of Advisors” around you that have your best interests at heart, are not involved in your business, and will tell you only what you want to hear. Choose people who will be there for you in times of stress when you need support and guidance.
- Treat your employees like family and be genuinely concerned about their happiness and welfare. Remember that attitude is often more important than ability. Find out what each employee is passionate about and find the right fit for him or her in your company. Strong, trusting relationships provide the true foundation for much of your success in the workplace.
- Get out of the office and meet customers and clients. Show them how much you value their business. Respect your vendors and develop true partnerships with them and always pay them on time. Remember they are in business just as you are and need to pay the bills just as you do.
- Make friends with your competitors and learn from them. You will be a better business leader if you are watching and learning from your competition, and they may become useful partners in the future.
- Be generous with your profits, particularly with your employees and the community that supports you. Caring, compassionate and generous leaders attract loyal followers.
- Listen to Christian business leadership advice from other successful leaders. Get involved with local business leaders groups and become a lifelong Christian business leadership learner.