HOW TO DO WHAT YOU DO WITH DELIGHT (9/27/88)
(Spoke to CMMA Association)
The theme text of my life is Colossians 3: 23, "And whatever you
do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men..."
When I was called on by President-elect Carter to preach the
inaugural sermon two hours before he took the oath of office, I
chose this text. It is appropriate for a president, preacher, or
any person. It is a motivation seminar in one Scripture.
I. WHAT EVER YOU DO ...
Every organization must have three types of persons.
A. VISIONARIES. There must be some someone who is the primary
visionary. This is a creative person who initiates and
generates. Others in the group may have creative capacity, but
there must be a final filter.
This person is going to have to be a big thinker because he will
deal with a lot of little stinkers. It is not hard to motivate
people. What is hard is to keep people from demotivating you.
Remember, "Where there is no vision the people perish."
B. MANAGERS. This is a person who gets things done -- through
other people. This person deals with:
1) Ideas. Of course this person has ideas of his own, but the
challenge is getting the ideas of the visionary implemented.
Who kills your best ideas? Perhaps some name came to mind.
However, in reality most of us have to admit we kill more of our
own good ideas than anyone.
2) Things. One of the most crucial things a manager dealswith
is time. You need to know your time leaks:
a. Lack of diligence. If you don't have time to do a thing
right the first time when are you going to have time to do it
b. Fire fighting. A leader who runs from ...
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