Business Excellence: Competing and Winning for the Glory of God
5 Marks of a Faith Driven Entrepreneur
We believe that we were created in the image of God…..a God who worked 6 days and whose work was “good”. We also know that His work continues to this day. This understanding as God’s image bearer, together with the gratitude that comes from the gift of life, now and forever, provides us with a nuclear energy source that allows us to strive for, and achieve excellence.
We understand that it is the degree that we do our work well that we have an opportunity to witness and be heard (Francis Schaeffer paraphrase)
We pursue a plan for excellence in business that includes aspects from planning, professional development, cultural formation, goal setting, execution and assessment.
We have a program for professional development as we seek to be the absolute best.
We get world-class advisors from the industries in which we compete.
We have and communicate the plan for the business to all stakeholders.
We measure the key metrics that drive our business.
We know who our customer is and focus on delivering excellent value to them.
“My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working” John 5:17 (NIV)
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
“But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today” Deut. 8:18 (NIV)
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize” 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)
“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed” Proverbs 15:22 (NIV)