Putting God’s Character First, A to the Greater Accra Regional Convention Friday August 19

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  • 1.Putting God’s Character First A Presentation to the Greater Accra Regional Convention Friday August 19, 2016 October 14, 2021 1 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 2. Who sets the vision in your organisation ?? October 14, 2021 2 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 3.Vision Ownership Leaders do not set the vision!! Vision comes from God and God alone. Paul & Ananias, Cornelius, Paul all received vision from God ( Acts 9, 10, 16) Jesus sent to fulfill God’s Vision Jn. 4:34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” October 14, 2021 3 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 4.What Courageous Leaders Do ? Do The Right Thing : GOD-INSPIRED VISION Do Things Right : GOD-LED PLAN Do the Right Things Right : GOD-MOTIVATED ACTION GOD’S PLANS ARE IMPLEMENTED IN GOD’S WAYS October 14, 2021 4 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 5.How healthy is your organization ? Leadership ?? Staff ?? Customers ?? Commercially and/or Spiritually Healthy ?? Can you assess the spiritual health effectively?? What Causes Organizations to Fail ?? October 14, 2021 5 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 6.Perilous Times 2 Tim 3 : 1-5 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power. October 14, 2021 6 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 7.Overview What challenges are you facing ? What is the answer ? Will “good” Character make a difference? What is the test of “good character?” How is character developed? What are the benefits of character-based leadership?? October 14, 2021 7 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 8.WHY CHARACTER FIRST? What specific challenges are you facing in your organisation today? Poor Quality; Low Productivity; Stealing; Poor Attendance; Negligence; Own Agenda; Personal Problems ; Poor Customer Service ??? October 14, 2021 8 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 9.Tree and Fruits (Lk 6:43-45) No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognised by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn-bushes, or grapes from briers. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. October 14, 2021 9 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 10.Carelessness Avoidable Accidents Poor Quality Stealing Poor Attendance Deception Tardiness . Inconsistency Own Agenda Anger/Bitterness Rejection Disorganization Alcoholism/Drug Abuse Negligence Personal Problems Resistance Restlessness Unreliability Covetousness Self-indulgence Root Causes Visible Challenges Avoidable Accidents Carelessness Poor Quality Distraction Poor Attendance Tardiness Stealing Deception Low Productivity Inconsistency Anger/Bitterness Rejection October 14, 2021 10 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 11.What is the Answer ??? All Evidence of Character Failure Training Programs , Rules and Regulations alone will not solve these problems Organisations must be able to hire and retain employees whose actions are predictably right. “I am convinced that 90% of failures in life are character failures, not ability failures” S. Covey October 14, 2021 11 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 12.What is Character ?? The stable and distinctive qualities built into an individual’s life which determine his or her responses regardless of circumstances Character = distinguishing mark = “BRAND” October 14, 2021 12 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 13.How is Character Developed ? Character is built into a person’s life by the decisions that are made on a moment-by-moment basis. Character is encouraged by emphasising, requiring, and recognising rightattitudes, words, and actions. Character is modelled by leadership October 14, 2021 13 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 14.Promote Character First In Orgs ? Commitment : Good Character = seed for fruit of long-lasting achievement Example : ask forgiveness for failures; accountable Standard : 49 principles infused into Policy and Procedure Manuals Training : 1 character principle at a time in workplace Decisions : hire, evaluate, promote based on character Corrections : root problems; terminate for bad character October 14, 2021 14 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 15.Alertness Attentiveness Availability Benevolence Boldness Cautiousness Compassion Contentment Creativity Decisiveness Deference Dependability Determination Diligence Discernment Discretion Endurance Enthusiasm Faith Flexibility Forgiveness Generosity Gentleness Gratefulness Honor Hospitality Humility Initiative Joyfulness Justice Loyalty Meekness Obedience Orderliness Patience Persuasiveness Punctuality Resourcefulness Responsibility Security Self-Control Sensitivity Sincerity Thoroughness Thriftiness Tolerance Truthfulness Virtue Wisdom October 14, 2021 15 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 16.Seven Leadership Perspectives 1 Visionary (thinker and dreamer) Commits to growth; finds root causes; develops solutions Benevolence; Creativity; Discernment; Discretion; Enthusiasm; Faith; Wisdom Teacher Imparts wisdom/maturity/skill; validates direction; ensures completeness Dependability; Diligence; Honor; Patience; Security; Self-Control; Thoroughness Server Meets others practical needs; invests time in others success Alertness; Availability; Endurance; Flexibility; Generosity; Hospitality; Joyfulness Organiser Visualizes outcomes; directs resources for completion of goals Decisiveness; Determination; Humility; Initiative; Loyalty; Orderliness; Responsibility October 14, 2021 16 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 17.Seven Leadership Perspectives 2 Mediator Deeply loyal/compassionate; analyses benefits of direction given Attentiveness; Compassion; Deference; Gentleness; Justice; Meekness; Sensitivity; Idealist Seeks excellence; identifies problems; speaks truth boldly Boldness; Forgiveness; Obedience; Persuasiveness; Sincerity; Truthfulness; Virtue Provider Resourceful, prudent, thrifty; ensures best use of resources Cautiousness; Contentment; Gratefulness; Punctuality; Resourcefulness; Thriftiness; Tolerance October 14, 2021 17 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 18.Alertness . Dependability Bears No Grudges Trustworthy . High Quality Fewer Accidents Forgiveness Truthfulness Punctuality Attentiveness Self-control Organized No Substance Abuse Team Player Personal Responsibility Fewer Problems Flexibility Patience Responsibility Contentment High Productivity Dependability Good Attendance Punctuality Root Causes Visible Fruit Fewer Accidents Alertness High Quality Attentiveness Trustworthy Truthfulness Bears No Grudges Forgiveness October 14, 2021 18 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 19.Benefits ??? How we handle character has a profound impact on our business performance A good character is a primary competitor with employee performance Training people to handle employee character God’s way is a vital step in enhancing business performance October 14, 2021 19 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 20.God has a program of character development for each one of us. He wants others to look at you and say : “he walks with God, for he lives like Christ” Edwin Lutzer October 14, 2021 20 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 21.CFFCC November 2016 : Character First for Champions Conference (CFFCC 2 days) Objectives of Conference To enable participants appreciate Character First as key concept tool in people management in order to stimulate performance. To help participants to be able to stimulate character growth in individuals from all walks of life. Put God’s Character First in all we do October 14, 2021 21 CBDD @ GAR Convention
  • 22. CFFCC Sign - up Thank you Any Questions ??? October 14, 2021 22 CBDD @ GAR Convention