Leading at Work with Confidence and Humility

“… Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” – Romans 12:3-6

This week’s video featured Cheryl Bachelder, Former CEO, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen and author. Cheryl offers encouragement to women and all of us to pursue leadership with confidence and humility – confidence that comes from knowing that God created each of us for a purpose, to serve one another with humility (John 13:1-17).

We are called to put others first. That doesn’t mean we should think less of ourselves or be self-denigrating at work. It means we need to put our skills to work to serve others and our organization with excellence. We also need to trust God, having faith that He will equip us and provide for our needs as we abide in Him. And we abide simply through prayer, which includes listening, and meditating on His Word throughout the work day.

Challenge yourself this week to tune into how God wants you to use your skills to serve at work.

  • Ask God to show you where He has gifted you uniquely through your skills, experiences and talents. Then take bold action to serve others at work with humility and faith.
  • Pray about ways you can develop your gifts to boost your contribution to the success of your organization for the glory of God.
  • Ask God to show you where pride and insecurity get in your way, and ask for His help to grow in humility and confidence in your identity in Christ so you can be a light for Christ in the workplace.

For more on building confidence, take a look at what Shelley Simpson, EVP; Chief Commercial Officer; President, Highway Services at J.B. Hunt Transport, has to say:

Categories: Excellence, Faith and Work, Identity, Leadership
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  • Maxie Carpenter

    I’ve listened to a lot of high profile folks over the years and there aren’t many that stand out to the degree that I’ll remember much of what they put forth, especially about how their faith guides their work and their leadership style. Cheryl Bachelder is an exception. You don’t hear much about her in Corporate circles in general, which speaks to her understated style. Truly a miss for anyone espousing an interest in genuine leadership combined with humility.

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