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MODULE 403 STEPS TO PROMOTION Contact Person Dr. Mario Denton Crown Financial Ministries Marketplace Programme Director for Africa Africa Director for FCCI (The Fellowship for Companies for Christ International) CEO STRONG MESSAGE BUSINESS CONSULTANT Let's keep the good marketplace vibes alive. Let's network. Tel (w) + 27(0) 82 88 29903. E-mail address: mario@crown.org.za Website: www.crown.org.za and click on marketplace E-mail address: marden@mweb.co.za website: www.strongmessage.co.za Skype: mario.denton

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Table of Contents 1. Is promotion desirable 2. Set your priorities 3. Accept responsibility 4. Check your attitude 5. Work with integrity 6. Demonstrate a passion for quality 7. Develop a bias for action 8. Accept discipline constructively 9. Be a team player 10. Communicate effectively 11. Look sharp, act responsibility 12. Defuse conflict 13. Increase your knowledge 14. Learn from failure 15. What if you are passed over for promotion?

Steps to Promotion By Steve Marr 1. Is promotion desirable? Getting promoted at work isn’t necessarily a good career move. Granted, a promotion might result in more responsibility and increased pay, but are those the most important factors to consider? What about job satisfaction, or utilizing your skills and gifts? Only you can decide which elements of the job are the most vital.

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You may ultimately decide to pursue advancement, but before you blindly chase a promotion, take some time to establish your principal goals. Will your goals be enhanced if you receive a promotion? If not, don’t feel pressured to move up. Not every worker truly wants a promotion or is suited for more responsibility. If your personal goals are better achieved by remaining in your current job, or a similar one, that’s OK. Look for opportunities to grow within your present position. If you do decide to seek advancement, the following tips will help you become more promotable. Advancement at work begins with you. Take responsibility for learning, understanding, and implementing key characteristics that every employer needs, desires, and values. Make yourself promotable and the opportunities will soon follow.

2. Set your priorities Jesus says, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). Put God first in your life, your family second, and your job third. Never sacrifice your relationship with the Lord or your family to earn a promotion. Lonely I the man or woman who gains a promotion and loses everything else of value. Scripture teaches that “[the] book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success” (Joshua 1:8). Reading and studying the Bible each day will give you insight into every aspect of your life, including work.

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The first key to earning a promotion is accepting responsibility for your own career. Advancement is up to you, not your company, and not your boss. The Bible says, “ Arise, and let us go up against them, and will you sit still? Do not delay to go, to enter, to possess the land” (Judges 18:9). Once you have determined that promotion is desirable, don’t sit around waiting for your boss to notice you, take responsibility for making yourself visible, and pursue your objective with determination. The Scriptures also say that “of the gold, the silver and the bronze and the iron, there is no limit. Arise and work, and may the Lord be with you” (1 Chronicles 22:16). Oftentimes we place artificial limits on our job growth and fail to reach our full potential. Accept responsibility for learning what your boss and your company need, want, and desire, and then demonstrate your knowledge, commitment, and willingness to work hard. You are the primary beneficiary of your own career growth. Work for it. Promotion is not an entitlement. Advancement at work must be earned.

4. Check your attitude Attitude is the most important ingredient in positioning yourself for promotion. A negative attitude will quickly shatter your credibility, but a positive attitude will carry you far. Scripture clearly states that controlling your anger is a key element of a wise and positive attitude. “A quick tempered man acts foolishly” (Proverbs 14:17), and “a hot tempered man stirs up strife” (Proverbs 15:18). “A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back” (Proverbs 29:11). When we make the choice to lose our temper, we demonstrate our foolishness to our co-workers. Selfcontrol is something that bosses look for in promotable

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employees. If you have a short fuse, resolve to control your anger, and ask the Lord to increase your patience. If you become angry, maintain your composure and communicate in a constructive and calm manner. Focus on the issue, not the other person. Don’t lose your temper. Commitment to serving your customers well and delivering a high quality product or service is another vital attitude to develop and demonstrate. Remember to serve everyone you meet in the course of business, whether they are customers or fellow employees. Is your work excellent, every day and every time? Don’t compare yourself to others; instead, strive to match God’s standard as revealed in Genesis 1:31: “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.” Evaluate your own work, and gauge your performance according to Galatians 6:4: “Let each one examine his own work...in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.” Maintain a supportive attitude toward your boss. Look for constructive ways to help. When Israel was battling Amalek (see Exodus 17:8-13), they prevailed as long as Moses kept the staff of God in the air. When Moses’ hands became heavy, Aaron and Hur found a boulder for him to sit on, and then supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Your boss will notice your support, or lack if it. Develop a passion for your work. If you can’t, it may be time to look for a different job—one that will fire your passion. If you aren’t passionate about your present position, getting promoted probably won’t help. The Bible says, “Because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth” (Revelation 3:16). Though spoken by God to the church in Laodicea, the same principle applies at work. Maintain a red hot passion for your job. Maintain a cheerful demeanor; be upbeat and positive. No one likes a sourpuss. In your interactions with colleagues, don’t

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drag everyone else down. Rather, strive to pull everyone up to your positive outlook.

5. Work with Integrity Integrity encompasses honesty, keeping promises, accepting responsibility for mistakes, and working faithfully. The Bible says, “Do not bear false witness” (Luke 18:20). This command includes direct lying, as well as lying by omission. When questioned, be forthright, and don’t cover mistakes. Admit your shortcomings and you will develop credibility with your boss. Fail to be straightforward and your integrity will be shot. When you promise to complete a task, follow through, “For there are many...empty talkers ” (Titus 1:10). If you want to be promoted, do what you say you will do, and don’t make excuses. If you cannot complete a task, say so up front. “If a man...takes an oath to bind himself...he shall not violate his word” (Numbers 30:2). Credibility is established by following through on commitments. Accepting responsibility is another key element of integrity. Proverbs 28:13 says, “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.” Everyone makes mistakes, but the wise worker learns from his or her mistakes and implements changes to avoid repeating errors. Admit your mistakes and you will gain your boss’s confidence. Learn from your mistakes and you will earn your boss’s respect.

6. Demonstrate a passion for quality

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Every job has its routines. At times, your job may be dull, uninteresting, boring. Regardless of the circumstances, however, if you want to be promoted, make up your mind to pour your full energy into your job every day. “Whatever your hand finds to do...do it with all your might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). If you discipline yourself to give your best effort every day, your performance and attitude will distinguish your work from others. Ask your boss to suggest three ways in which you can improve the quality of your work—and then implement the suggestions. Superior work, and a passion for quality, will create opportunities for promotion.

7. Develop a bias for action Effective managers are active managers. When Israel stalled in the wilderness, God spoke to Moses and said, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Turn and set your journey, and go...” (Deuteronomy 1:6-7). Jesus instructed His disciples to go and do. James admonishes us to “prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves” (James 1:22). Without action, nothing is accomplished. A bias for action—for making things happen— will demonstrate your value to your company. Distractions can easily knock us off track. Focus your time and energy on your work, and make no allowance for wasted effort. The apostle Paul writes, “Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim: I box in such a way, as not beating the air” (1 Corinthians 9:26). If you want to stand out above the crowd, establish a reputation for working purposefully, completing tasks completely and on time, and always give your best efforts toward maintaining excellence.

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8. Accept Discipline constructively .“All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful...yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness” (Hebrews 12:11). Your boss has the right and the responsibility to mold your work habits and quality to fit the needs of the business and its customers. By accepting discipline, you will learn how to improve your work Benjamin Franklin said, “Things that hurt, instruct.” When you are admonished or corrected, accept that criticism as a learning opportunity, and resolve to improve your performance. Once you have learned an important lesson, be careful not to fall back into old habits. When God sent the plagues to Egypt, Pharaoh repeatedly said, “I will let you go.” But once the pressure was off, he changed his mind and refused to let the Israelites leave. Each time, he paid a bigger price. Don’t pay twice for the same experience.

9. Be a team player Teamwork is essential for any successful business. Employees who demonstrate their ability to get along with others and advance the objectives of the entire team are the kind of employees who get promoted. The apostle Paul calls us to be “team players” when he writes, “[Be] of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united In sprit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himsel f” (Philippians 2:2-3). Key aspects of teamwork include helping others achieve their goals, and placing the of the goals of the team and the company above your personal goals. When

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success is achieved, do you take all the credit, or do you share recognition with your colleagues? When describing the accomplishments of your team, liberal use word “we” instead of “I” will go a long way toward establishing a team atmosphere. Effective teamwork also means being willing to ask for help when you need a hand. Teamwork is a two-way street.

10. Communicate effectively Effective communication is a two-way street There is]. “[ a time to be silent, and a time to speak” (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Learn when to voice your opinion, when to listen, and when to simply keep your mouth shut Speak only when your words will be helpful, constructive, and on the subject. When communicating with colleagues, whether it’s your boss, a peer, or a subordinate, consider the tone and the message that needs to come through. Establish eye contact, ask questions or state your views, and wait for feedback. Ask the other person to repeat what they heard you say, to ensure that you have communicated effectively. If action is required, confirm what steps will be taken, by whom and by when. Confirm significant items in writing and furnish a copy to everyone involved. When receiving communication, listen carefully. Give the other person your full attention, establish eye contact, and focus on what is said. Be careful not to miss part of the message because you’re thinking about your response. Listen actively: Repeat back what you understood, and confirm any action that is expected from you.

11. Look sharp, Act responsibly

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Your dress and conduct are two key factors in how perceived in the workplace. Dress neatly and appropriately. Push the dress standard up a notch, not down. Dress for the future job you desire, not necessarily for the one you hold today. Whether we like it or not, other people notice how we dress. If you want a promotion, dress accordingly. to it, and certainly don’t participate in it. Gossip is talking behind someone’s back, complaining about others who are not present, or finding fault with the boss. Gossip will spring up in every organization, but if you want to advance in your career, you will not condone gossip. Treat every coworker with respect, regardless of their position or your personal opinion of them. “But if you show partiality, you are committing sin” (James 2:9). Be openminded; don’t think that every good idea must be yours. Develop a receptive perspective and stay open to new ideas and improved methods for completing your work.

12. Defuse conflict Conflict is inevitable. When disagreements arise, deal with the issues quickly and directly. Don’t allow problems to fester and ferment Deal directly with the person who caused the conflict or wronged you. Jesus said, “If your brother sins, go an reprove him in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed” (Matthew 18:15-16). If you believe that a co-worker has wronged you, your only options are to speak to that person directly, or ask your boss to intervene. Discussing the issue with any one else is gossip. Gossip is never helpful, and usually will come back to bite you. .

13. Increase your knowledge

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The Bible tells us that Jesus “continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom” (Luke 2:40). If you want to advance in your company and your career, become a lifelong learner. Your education doesn’t end when you graduate from school or you earn your degree. Commit yourself to increasing your knowledge in every aspect of your job and life. Perpetual learners increase their value to a company immeasurably. Learn everything you can about your company and its products and services. Study the competition and look for ways to enhance service. Understand the needs of your customers, and stay tuned to changes in the marketplace. Advance your company and you will advance yourself as well. Pursue additional training that will enhance your performance. If your company offers skill-building disciplines. Take those that will strengthen your performance. Commit to reading books and magazines (both business and trade) that will increase your knowledge of products, your industry, and general business principles.

14. Learn from failure In business, as in life, failure can be the best teacher. When something goes wrong look for opportunities from your mistakes. Identify the problem and take action to correct it Adapt your processes and procedures to avoid a repeat of the same predicament. When you interview candidates for a job, one of the favorite questions is “Tell me about your three biggest mistakes and what you learned from them.” Prospective employees who candidly share several experiences, and what they learned in the process, increase the likelihood of receiving a job offer. Resiliency under pressure is an important quality for anyone who seeks to be

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promoted. Those who refuse to allow failure to keep them down will rise to top every time. Adopt the attitude that Paul had when he wrote, “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;...struck down but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9). Promotable people don’t become defensive. They treat mistakes as learning opportunities; defeats merely spur them on to further action.

15. What if you are passed over for promotion If your colleague is promoted and your are not, don’t lose your composure. First ask for a time to meet with your boss, or the decision maker. Explain that you would like to be considered for future promotions and opportunities, and ask for feedback on your work. Ask what growth, experience, or other improvement in your work would be required in order for you to be considered for future promotion. Act on the feedback, and ask your boss to actively monitor your progress.

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Progress Report 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 a 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) Name and Number of Module ________________________________________ Participant’s Name: ________________________________________ The Biblical Truths (Principles) I learned from this module: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Acknowledgement Steve Marr consults with business and organizations bringing a national and international perspective to achieve improved vision, focus, quality, and management effectiveness in today’s competitive environment. Effective practical assistance is provided to the business person or ministry leader. Steve’s radio feature “Business Proverbs is heard on worldwide, including armed Forces Service radio For more information visit www.stevemarr.org Material adapted by Dr. Mario Denton Mario is the International Field Continental Programme Director – Market-place for Crown Africa, the Africa Director for FCCI (The Fellowship for Companies for Christ International) and the CEO of Strong Message Business Consultancy. He is an international teacher and industrial psychologist and uses his strong

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academic and corporate background and his uniquely effective coaching to help people tap into their inner being; to utilise their strengths and expand their skills to make a difference in the workplace. He and his wife, Mariene, are based in Cape Town, South Africa, and are blessed with three grown sons.

Servant Copyright. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by an information storage and retrieval system without permission. Regarding permission to reprint material from this material, please write to Dr Mario Denton: Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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We can help you through: • Educating your leaders. • Assisting with small groups in establishing direction for your organisation. • Doing workshops on your purpose for being in business, ownership, avoiding financial bondage and integrity in the workplace. • Delivering seminars on improving performance and achieving higher levels of significance. • Biblical teaching and prayer support. Let's keep the good marketplace vibes alive. Let's network. Contact Dr Mario Denton today to become a member of the Crown Companies Marketplace Coaching TEAM.

CROWN COMPANIES MARKETPACE COACHING POWERPOINT SLIDES Educational Material

1. Purpose 1 2

Busy at Church – Sterile in the Workplace Be Clear about your Vision

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The Business of Work

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The World of Work

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Divine Appointments in the Workplace

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Demonstrating your Faith in the Workplace

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Practical Steps for Formulating your Life Purpose

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Who Will Win?

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Evaluate Your Life and Ministry

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Four Simple Questions to Ask in Leading an Investigative Bible Study

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How to Share the Gospel

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Five Essentials for Developing Mature, Fruitful Disciplers

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Have You Grasped the Significance of Spiritual Multiplication?

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If You want to have an Impact for Christ in Your World, Consider This…

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Divine Connections

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Mission Statements

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Answers to the Usual Excuses One Encounters when Witnessing For Christ

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A Singular Passion

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The Vision Thing

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Are we “Herding” or Discipling People?

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The “One Thing”

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Planning for the Unexpected

2. Ownership 1

Capturing the Moment

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When the Fig Tree is Barren

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On Losing our "First Love"

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Understanding God’s Ways

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Our Modus Operandi in Business

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God Loves Work

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The World versus God’s System

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Foundational Lessons

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Signing the Title Deed

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Travel light

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Accountability or “Lone Ranger-ism”

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Approaches in Accomplishing Tasks

3. Finances 1

Sowing and Reaping

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Lasting Investments

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Your Income took a Severe Dip Are you a Slave to Money?

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What is the Balance we are to Maintain when it comes to Money Issues?

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A Biblical Primer on Wealth

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The Worth of the Individual

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Principle or Expediency - Which do You Choose when Your Survival is at Stake?

4. Integrity

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Rationalisations we Often Make when Compromising our Ethics

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Integrity The World Needs Men

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Greed... Rationalisation... Compromise

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Seven Promises

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When God seems Far Away

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Maintain your Ethical Edge

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True Freedom in Christ

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Dealing with Bribery

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The Consequences of taking God’s Timing into your Own Hands

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Code of Ethics

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Sustaining Your Walk

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Business Ethics and the Holiness of God

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Business Ethics and the Justice of God

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Business Ethics and the Love of God

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Are you Willing to Implement Biblical Ethics in Business and Live with Fallout

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Ethics – Integrity Beginning Again

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Facing Tough Ethical Decisions?

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Eight Questions to Ask when Facing Ethical Decisions

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Principle or Expediency – Which do You Choose when Your Survival is at Stake?

5. Human Resources

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Transforming Leaders

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The Joy of a Godly Son

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The Life of Jonah

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Conducting a Spiritual Audit

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Marks of a Wise Mentor

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Experiencing God’s Grace in your life

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Discipling Principles

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People who are Not going to Heaven

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Balancing Life

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The Poor in Spirit

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Past, Present and Future

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What do You do when there is No Solution to Life's Insolvables?

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Anxiety

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Parenting

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Enemies of Intimacy with Christ

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Just how Teachable are You?

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Five Essentials in Developing Intimacy with God

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The Daunting Experience of Aging

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Everything I need to Know about Life, I’ve learned from Noah’s Ark

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Spiritual Legacy

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Gems on Servant Leadership

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Time to Think

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Learning about Ourselves

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THE RAT RACE

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Case study interview questions What Legacy are you leaving?

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Questions that need Answers

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Ten Lessons for Every Business Leader

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Character and Competence

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Going Home!

Crown Companies Legacy Leaders Providing mature business leaders an opportunity to continue to use their skills productively for the Glory of God. Do you desire to pass on the baton to business leaders to transform their business? Legacy leaders are business leaders who have a desire to continue to use their skills productively to mentor, coach and train the other business leaders, as well as train the next generation of business leaders for the glory of God. Crown Companies exists to equip and encourage business leaders to operate their business and conduct their personal lives in accordance with Biblical principles.

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Legacy leaders •

Are experienced in business

Understand and are committed to the vision of CROWN Companies

Have implemented biblical principles in their own personal life and business

Are mature in the Christian faith and are of proven character

Have a passion to see other business leaders succeed as determined by God’s standards

Legacy leaders may possess: •

The capability to be an encourager, coach, mentor and disciple.

The ability to provide wise business counsel to other business leaders

The time and or resources to come alongside other business leaders

"Teach us to number our days that we may present to you a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:1. Legacy leaders serve in a wide variety of capacities, including: •

Mentoring individual business leaders

Working with groups of business leaders

Serving as an ambassador for CROWN Companies in your church and community

Travelling abroad to assist business leaders in other countries

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others for eternity? How can you serve the Lord as a legacy leader and begin sharing all that the Lord has entrusted to you? 1. Pray now where the Lord will use you in the lives of other business leaders to impact the Kingdom of God for His glory.

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2. Contact Crown Companies at mario@crown.org.za or the Crown companies office at +27 21 975 0226 3. Visit our website at www.crown.org.za for more information, tools and resources and become a member to enjoy the support, counsel and fellowship of other members and the extensive material available.

Crown Companies: Reclaim the workplace for Christ Is the vision of your church also to bring the people of your community into a lifetransforming encounter with the Kingdom of God? The workplace is a key battle ground for achieving the above vision. Mature and equipped believers should live their faith in the workplace. But many need help in understanding what that means, as well as support in carrying it out. If you want to live your faith in the workplace, helping to make it more effective of God’s Kingdom on earth, then we at Crown Companies want to come alongside you to support and equip you. Our mission and intention are to develop flexible training programmes and processes to assist you in this regard. Imagine a workplace where ….. •

There were biblically based, explicitly defined values

Ethics and integrity are paramount

Love and servant leadership governed relationships

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Pursuit of excellence was the norm

Collaboration was sought but obedience and commitment to final decisions were followed

Selfish ambition was non-existent

Accountability was enforced – in a supportive manner

START WITH A WORKPLACE MINISTRY IN YOUR CHURCH Equip your workplace leaders to become ministers. Help them to become sensitive to the lost. Help the workplace leaders of your church get a vision for joining God in the workplace ministry.

Crown Companies: Become the business leaders God intended you to be Sometimes it is a matter of survival, but you have to become the business leaders God intended you to be. The purpose of Crown Companies is to help business leaders: •

Draw closer to God

Establish a committed and vibrant relationship with the Lord

Develop deep, meaningful relationships with like-minded peers

Learn what it means to run a company for Christ

Help other workplace leaders to do the same

This is accomplished through •

Monthly leadership groups

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Workplace conferences

Materials, resources and training on our website

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:30-31. Search the untold riches of the Bible to find scriptural perspective for operating a company as a steward of Christ with like-minded peers and colleagues. Join a small group and facilitate discussions relevant to: •

Sales and marketing strategies

Effective time management

Cash flow and profit

Planning goals and implementation

Motivating people

Problems solving

"For my thought are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55: 8-9. START WITH A SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION IN YOU AREA Do you need someone to pray with you – someone who understands the pressures of running a company, someone who cares? Do you desire to integrate your Christian faith into the daily operations of the business God has entrusted to you? For more information on a small group in you area contact Dr Mario Denton at mario@crown.org.za.

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"And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.". Luke 11: 910.

Crown Companies: Every believer a minister in the workplace Common dilemmas in the workplace •

Isolation: Feeling the pressure of being responsible for many people

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Need encouragement but rarely receive it

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Need people with whom they can communicate honestly

Equipping the workplace You have an opportunity to make a difference in the workplace to which God has called you. Meet monthly with other business leaders to receive instruction and training from other top business speakers on how to integrate your Christian life into your business. Form a small group of leaders who serve one another in a well-informed, support group where burning issues like the following can be discussed: 27


Develop a strategic plan tailored for each member’s business

Developing an action plan for ministry

Developing your company’s mission and vision

Product and service excellence

Giving back to the Lord

Long-term financial planning

Building a high-performance team

Hiring smart

Sharing your faith in the workplace

Problem solving

Customer service

START WITH A LIFE-CHANGING SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION IN YOU AREA. Do you desire to integrate your Christian faith into the daily operations of the business God has entrusted to you? For more information on a small group in you area contact Dr Mario Denton at mario@crown.org.za.

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