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Leadership Principles from God’s Word:

Justice Mario Denton Module 308 B Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Passage to memorize Micah 6: 8 He has showed you, o man. What is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Amos 5: 24 • But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never falling stream • Being familiar with Biblical truths and failing to live by them is extremely dangerous • Human life flourishes where there is justice and righteousness Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


People thrive in a setting in which fairness and justice are practiced • How would those closest to you evaluate the way you treat people? • Are your fair and just?

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Justice and who God is

• The character of God is the absolute standard for justice

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Sin versus righteousness • Sin, which can be defined as anything contrary to the character of God, always lead to the pain and degradation of injustice toward others

• Righteousness is exhibited in attitudes and actions of fairness, integrity, truthfulness and honesty towards others

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Think about what is fair, just and right • Righteousness is conformity to Gods standards • Justice was so prominent concern for Jesus

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


True justice • The lord loves righteousness. Psalm 33: 5; Psalm 89;14, Psalm 111:7 • For I the Lord love justice. Isaiah 61:8 • True justice is expressed in acts of mercy and compassion

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Genuine justice flows • Out of a Christ like attitude of serving others • Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself. Philippians 2;3-4

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the more I work, the more I live. Life is no brief candle to me – it is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it to future generations George Bernard Shaw

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Reputation is a priceless asset • • • •

Do you maintain high standards of conduct in your personal and professional life? Do you set a good example? If you see something that does not look right or sound right, do you raise a concern or make a recommendation? Do you treat others with fairness and respect?

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Codes of Conduct/Ethics • Do you promote teamwork in your group? • Are you consistently open, honest, and truthful in your dealings with others? • Do you build and nurture the proper relationships with your customers and suppliers? Is customer satisfaction your first priority? Are you totally compliant in meeting your commitment? • Do you conduct myself every day in a manner that will cause people to trust me? (Texas Instruments)

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


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Keep the Candle Going

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


"There is not enough darkness in the world to put out the light of one candle." The Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship. Don't let “The Candle Of Love, Hope and Friendship die! “ “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


NEVER PANIC OR LOSE YOUR TEMPER Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain cool and unruffled under all circumstances. (Thomas Jefferson)

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


LIVE FOR TODAY, PLAN FOR TOMORROW, FORGET ABOUT YESTERDAY Don’t brood over yesterday Today is very important Plan for tomorrow it will be a good day.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


NO GOALS, NO GLORY In business no goals no glory. Goals shape your plans, direct your energies and focus your resources. If you don’t have goals you won’t get them.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED BY IDEA KILLERS One of the most common anti action shots is the insufferable “it won’t work”. Don’t give in, don’t let up, Idea people build business, builders get to the top. Don’t let the idea killers whittle you into mediocrity. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


NEVER WRITE A NASTY MEMO Never write a memo that criticizes, belittles, degrades, or is hurtful to a colleague. Never write memos that are cynical, condescending, or unkind. The world of business is very small.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


TREAT ALL PEOPLE AS SPECIAL People are more than people they are individuals. They can do a lot if it is appreciated and they can do more if they are motivated and thanked,

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


BE A CREDIT MAKER, NOT A CREDIT TAKER Give every body 100% credit for the work they do. A credit taker is insecure, dishonest and known to all.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


PLEASE, BE POLITE WITH EVERYONE Use good manners all the time with everyone. Be gracious all the time, never pull rank. Never wear your bosses stripes. Never swear or use coarse language.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


THINGS TO SAY THAT MAKE PEOPLE FEEL GOOD • • • • • • •

Please Thank you That was a first class job you did I appreciate your efforts I hear nothing but good words about you I am glad you are on the team Congratulations

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


STAY OUT OF OFFICE POLITICS Rampant office politics is symptomatic of a weak leader. Don’t waste your time, spend your time creating and accomplishing. Don’t let people tell you something if they say it is confidential.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


HAVE FUN, LAUGH If your job isn’t fun then you have to change jobs or find ways to add some fun. The manager is able to maintain a sense of humor. A sense of humor is a mark of intelligence.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


TREAT YOUR FAMILY AS YOUR NUMBER ONE CLIENT It is very easy to let your business career to monopolize all your time and energy. Respond to your family as you do to your job or to that big important client.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


MAKE ONE MORE CALL

The difference between the successful person and the average is inches

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


DON’T HIDE AN ELEPHANT Big problems always surface. When you know there is problem, it is important to let your supervisors and colleagues know right away. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


NEVER SURPRISE YOUR BOSS

Bosses don’t like surprises. They get enough unknowns from the business environment. They don’t need surprises good or bad from you. They want to be informed. Your boss wants to appear in control, on top of things. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


ADD ONE BIG NEW THING TO YOUR LIFE EACH YEAR • To be qualified to be the chief executive officer of a cooperation you must be broad gauged, widely read and have a diverse interests. • You need to add one permanent facet to your life every year. Learn a foreign language, Chinese cooking or photography or write a book.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


HOMEWORK, HOMEWORK, HOMEWORK The rocking chair syndrome – lots of movement but they are not going anywhere. Hard workers spend the same amount of time but they use it intensely.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


HASTE MAKES WASTE Decision made for speed sake are risky. There are two types of decisions vis. revocable and irrevocable.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


RECORD & COLLECT YOUR MISTAKES WITH CARE AND PRIDE

Mistakes are milestones. They indicate action in new and inexperienced areas. They are learning devices. A records of mistakes is often the memorabilia of a very successful person. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


KEEP PHYSICALLY FIT

Your brain will make you money but your body carries your brain. The better your physical condition, the greater your capacity for productivity.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


THINK FOR ONE HOUR EVERY DAY Spend one hard hour every day planning, dreaming, scheming, thinking, calculating. Review your goals, consider options, ponder problems, and write down ideas.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


ARRIVE FORTY FIVE MINUTES EARLY AND LEAVE FIFTEEN MINUTES LATE If you going to be first in your cooperation, start practicing by being first on the job. People who arrive at work late don’t like their jobs, at least that’s what senior management thinks. Being early always gives you the psychological edge over others.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


MAKE YOUR BOSS LOOK GOOD, AND YOUR BOSS’S BOSS LOOK BETTER See the job through your bosses eyes. A promotion can only come from a vacancy up the ladder, your best chance is to succeed your boss but that can only happen is your boss is promoted.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


OVER INVEST IN PEOPLE Hire the best people. Attract, motivate, train and reward the best people. Give trust, praise, freedom, encouragement

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


DON’T GO OVER BUDGET Get your job done on time and within budget. Senior manages promotes people who deliver what is expected. Tight budgets promoted creativity, ingenuity and inventiveness.

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Prayer Focus • Father, I ask you to give me a complete understanding of what you want to do in my life, and I ask you to make me wise with spiritual wisdom. • I roll my works upon You, and You make my thoughts agreeable to your will and so my plans are established and succeed. • I have the mind of Christ and hold the thoughts, feelings and purposes of His heart. Amen Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Friendship with Jesus • FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS • FELLOWSHIP DEVINE • OH WHAT BLESSED SWEET COMMUNION • JESUS IS A FRIEND OF MINE

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Learning, application and commitment: James 1: 22-25 • “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. • Do what it says. • Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. • But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it - he will be blessed in what he does.” (NIV) Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Learning, application and commitment • One of the Biblical truths (principles) that I have learned from this lesson was … • I intend to apply this truth (principle) in my business/Ministry by: ….. • With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will begin applying this truth immediately. I ask and expect my group to hold me accountable for this and to check with me periodically to determine if I am doing so. Please ask me ….. Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


Jesus said: Take what I have given you and change the world!

Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


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Leadership Principles from God’s Word: Justice


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