What is my fundamental purpose as a leader? In a very narrow sense it is to get results, or create abundance, for my company. But John 10:10 asserts something bigger: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” So if I get it right, not only does my team create abundance at work, I allow them and if proper help them to also create abundance at home and in every endeavor of their lives.
Well, people want a boss they can trust, a leader of unquestioned integrity. We are given the secret to this in Genesis 1:27: “So God created human beings in His own image.” This means when my team looks at me to watch what I do and how I do it, and listens to what I say and how I say it, they should see the strength, the discipline, the love, and morality of Jesus Christ.
And people also want a boss who accepts them as they are. I don’t judge my motives, so neither should I judge theirs. And they want honest assessments of their performance so it is incumbent I tell them the truth. John 13:34 puts it this way: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” People deserve and respond to unconditional love.
This is the calling and the truth to exalted lives and outstanding business results.