Proverbs 27:23 says to, “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, and give careful attention to your herds.”
Well today’s message is geared for those business owners and leaders who have staff or employees who report to them, or for those who have responsibility of leading other people. Now as you hear this verse from the book of Proverbs, it’s telling us very clearly how important it is to know the status and condition of those over whom you have responsibility.
So how well do you know your people?
Well, what if you asked them any of these following questions:
1) If you had to use one word to describe your work experience here, what would it be and why?
2) Maybe you could ask what’s the one thing that, as your leader, I could do to make you feel better about your job- and help you be more productive?
3) Or maybe you could ask them that on a daily basis, is there anything that we could change that would make things go better for you in getting your job done?
Or maybe you could ask them a couple of more significant and eternal type questions, such as:
1) Is there anything going on in your life that I can pray for you?
2) Or maybe, tell me more about your relationship with God?
You see by asking these kinds of questions we can get to the heart of those that we lead. We can learn what’s really going on with them and how we can better serve them and be more productive.
So how about it? Do you REALLY know what is going on with your flock? It may be time to ask some good questions. You may be surprised by what you learn.
When you do this, you will be applying the Truth@Work.
- 1What does this message say to you?
- 2How well do you know those you lead?
- 3Are you able to sympathize with their situations?]
Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis.He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.