I mentioned a few months ago that I had taken a class with our local church around finances and the lessons that I learned. I decided to ask my wife what she thought was the most important lesson from that class. Here were her takeaways:
Trust is a big deal in leadership. I know that is not a great revelation, or at least, shouldn’t be. If you have the trust of those who are in your care, they are more likely to execute on your directives. It goes deeper than that however. Management above you must also have the trust of their employees in order to create a culture of success.
A friend of mine related a story about their father. She said that a gentleman in their neighborhood needed a new roof, and was not able to afford to hire a company to complete the work. A group of men in the neighborhood decided to help out and bought all the materials and began finishing the leaky roof.
I recently read a book that had some inspiration attached to it for me. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, which can be found on Amazon.
Here is the principle that I learned - It is not me, but God who provides, so we must “remember the Lord thy God.”