Whatever season of life we are in, as Christians, we are called to be people who exemplify Christ like love, character, and service to God and others. In doing so, we become people who are set apart, people who shine in the darkness, people who, “lead like Jesus”.
I decided to start these, “Lead Like Jesus” posts to occasionally share inspiring lessons that I come across on my journey of learning to lead like Jesus. It’s a blessing that we can learn from one another, and apply what we learn to our lives, rather we’re serving at home, at work, or elsewhere in our communities.
In a Christian business ethics book, I recently came across an interview with Jim Sinegal, the president, CEO, and director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He shared some insight on leadership.
But first here are a few facts about Costco Wholesale Corporation…
🔹Costco operates more than 782 stores as of 2019
🔹Costco employs more than 254,000 people as of 2019
🔹Costco has more than 98 million members who shop at its stores as of 2019
🔹Costco has earned over $138.4 billion in sales as of fiscal year 2018
Mr. Sinegal expressed the following thoughts about leadership. As leaders in God’s kingdom, we can apply these pointers to our daily life.
1. Good leaders are determined.
2. Good leaders know how to communicate effectively.
3. Good leaders are people of integrity.
4. Good leaders are consistent and have guiding principles that they follow.
5. Good leaders are responsible.
6. Good leaders consider how today’s decisions will impact tomorrow’s outcomes; in other words, they take time to reflect and make plans.
🍃Scripture Meditation and Prayer:
Proverbs 22:29 NKJV, “Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.
**Remember, as Christians we are ultimately working for King Jesus.
Please help us to be people of integrity who implement godly leadership where ever we are. Help us to draw others to Jesus as we work with excellence in all our daily tasks. Thank you for the example we have in Jesus. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Rae and Wong (2012). Beyond Integrity: A Judeo Christian Approach to Business Ethics (3rd Ed). pp. 161-165