Business leaders often wonder where they can find the best business advice and counsel in order to build their business. Although good business counsel can be found in a plethora of books, there is only one book that contains all of the best business secrets that business leaders need to know to build a successful business and life. That sacred book is the Bible. I have studied the Bible for years and have often read the words for encouragement, consolation, improvement, and inspiration. I have also found that it contains the best principles in order to build a successful business.
Biblical Principles to Build a Successful Business
A fundamental principle that is helpful in business is Ephesians 2:10 which states, “You are God’s workmanship who has been created to do good works that God has prepared in advance.” The power of this principle is both profound and amazing. This verse reminds the Christian business leader that they have been formed with a purpose. In fact, not only have they been formed with a purpose, every person on their team has been formed with a purpose.
Discover the Gifts and Talents of Your Team:
Understanding God’s Workmanship
Every person is uniquely equipped for a purpose. Every person in our organization has been given gifts, talents, and experiences that are designed to help achieve success and breakthroughs. Smart companies understand how to get their people to use their talents for the best interest of their employee and the best interest of the company. Companies that neglect to explore the talent pool of their existing team miss an opportunity for advancement. When a company gets better at utilizing the talents of their team, the company gets better.
Experience Question: Do I know each of the talents and gifts of my team and understand how to utilize them for maximum impact?
Appreciating Your Good Works.
John Maxwell states that talent is not enough. He is right. Having a gift is no good unless it is grown and used. The power of this principles is that every person has specific good works to perform. Every person can and should contribute. Every employee matters. Too many people think that they should get credit for showing up. It is only when good works are done that the leader can hear well done their works.
It is only when good works are done that the leader can hear well done for their works.
Experience Question: What are best “good works” that each of your key leaders has contributed to your company this year?
Learning to follow God’s Will
Now here the best part. God has prepared these good works in advance. God already knows our potential. He has created each of us to do something great and is a loving Father who is standing on the sideline cheering us on to do those things that he put in us to fulfill. This principle reminds us that we have greatness in our grasp. God wants us to see the goodness in each of our people and push them to do things that they are not sure that they can do.
Experience Question: Do you believe that you have greatness in your grasp?
Exploring and using the talents of our teams is the secret to the most efficient and powerful companies. The solution to our problems is not something that is beyond our reach, but rather they are within our organization. Explore the talents and gifts of your team and begin to put them to work and see a transformation and creative ideas begin to flow. Apply the biblical principle of using your gifts and the gifts of your team.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ken Gosnell is the “go” leader. He serves leaders by helping them to have great experiences that both transform them and their organizations that enable to go further faster. He has worked with hundreds of CEOS and their leadership teams to enhance their strategic, operational and people accomplishments. He is an author, coach, and strategic partner with CEOs. He is married to Shonda, and they have four children. You can connect with him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kengosnell/
He has also created the CEO Experience Impact Assessment. This assessment helps leaders learn the areas of their leader that they must improve to go forward. Get your score by taking the assessment here.