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What Makes a Good Christian Business Leader? 8 Principles to Live By

Christian leaders are held to a high standard of moral, social, and ethical behavior. Whether you like it or not, every move you make as a Christian is watched and criticized in the business world. Christian business leaders are called to be missionaries and should conduct themselves with grace and poise.

Principles That Christian Leaders Should Live By

Have you ever found yourself wondering how you can be a Christian in this expeditious world of business? Here are some suggestions for leaders who are struggling with balancing their calling as a leader and running a successful business:

Take inventory of everything in your life and discover any aspect of your current situation that would stand up to public scrutiny. Eliminate anything in your life that would tarnish your reputation or hurt your image as a role model of Christian leadership.

Make honest, ethical, and moral decisions about your job. You cannot lead others if your decisions are not fair and honest.

Christian business leaders must tell the truth--no matter what the situation is. If you tell half-truths or embellish the truth, people you work with and your subordinates will begin to wonder if anything you say is truthful.

Learn as much as you can about what your employees do. Employees want their managers to know what they do day in and day out. Get in the trenches and show your employees you care about what they do and value their performance and contribution to the company.

An added benefit of fully understanding what your employees do is that when the time comes to make decisions about how to improve the company's inner workings, you will have an in-depth understanding of what your employees do.

Follow the Golden Rule at all times by doing unto others as you'd have them do unto you. Don't be late if you expect your employees to be on time for work. If your employees cannot leave early without permission, you should make sure you don't do that. Lead by example, and your employees will respect you more.

Christian business leaders know how to delegate and take on their fair share of the work.

Evaluate your performance and set goals for yourself.

Maintain full responsibility for your actions and do not become vulnerable to pride.

What Business Leaders are Called To Do

Christian business leaders are called by God as ambassadors of their faith through each moment of our lives. The expansive world of business can be exciting, but it can also be frightening if you are not intentional in each moment you handle the responsibilities of leadership. While having a Christian worldview, you can cultivate future leaders who will take over your role one day, and you can impact a secular industry that is rapidly growing and in need of a Christian witness.

Would you like to be a Christian business leader? Read about the Master's Degree in Business Administration at Colorado Christian University and learn the multiple career opportunities that a business degree can offer.

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