Consider this your personal invitation to explore the way to wisdom, where the paths meet in your work life. Where do the paths meet? Each time you make a decision or a choice, you find yourself at a fork in the road. Each of these crossroads comes with an opportunity to impact your life and the lives of others in your work place for better—or for worse. As a leader, you make hundreds of these decisions in a day, a month and over a year. Questions like these await your answers:
- How can you inspire others to new heights?
- What should you do when morale is low?
- How can you keep the vision alive when work is piling up and resources are stretched?
- How can you revitalize your own career?
Does it really matter which choice you make? I want to say that it does. There is wisdom to be had at the crossroads which develops a pattern 2 in your life for good choices. Does this mean that you’ll make perfect choices every time? No, not exactly. Life is a dance with a rhythm developing. The rhythm includes stubbed toes, missteps, and flat out making bad moves, but you get better at it as you practice. I remember falling flat on my back-side at a high school dance. Now, I didn’t quit dancing, but I did learn not to dance with guys wearing big cowboy boots doing the boot scootin’ boogie when I was wearing a full pink formal expecting to slow dance. Someone’s got to lead and someone’s got to follow and it always helps to listen to the music.
Applying wisdom in the workplace, right in the middle of the busiest intersection of your life, is the focus of this book. The lessons of wisdom I write of are firsthand experiences that I’ve lived out, agonized over, and celebrated loudly while running a successful corporate training center over the last decade. God knows that I learn best by experience, and after being asked repeatedly to explain how a small collegiate venture became successful in the corporate training world, I realized that these lessons were not for me alone.
The fact that this little book has landed in your hands means that these lessons are for you too. People who will honor God and dare to ask Him for wisdom find a wealth of knowledge and understanding that others leave untapped!
“Do you hear Lady Wisdom calling? Can you hear Madame Insight raising her voice? She’s taken her stand at First and Main, At the busiest intersection, Right in the city square Where the traffic is thickest, she shouts, “You—I’m talking to all of you, everyone out here on the streets! “ Proverbs 8:1-4 The Message
Come with me as we explore Lady Wisdom’s fare at the intersections of the workplace, intersections where true leaders bring out the best in others by:
- Inspiring Vision
- Encouraging Values
- Leading with Spirit
I’ll meet you at the corner of First and Main.