Love Others At Work

Module 4

Love Others At Work

(10 min)

Speaker: Cheryl Bachelder, Former CEO, Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen

4.Love Others At Work (10 min)

The Greatest Commandment is to love God and love others. It is our operating principle for life. It not only applies to family and friends, but also to work. In this module, Cheryl Bachelder, Former CEO of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, will discuss love, the action. She'll dispel misconceptions about love in the workplace and share personal stories that inspire and equip you to find ways to love others at work.

Main Points

Jesus told us that the greatest commandment is to love God and love others. He wasn’t talking about love as an emotion, but rather love in action.

  • Love at work is expressed through the way we treat people.
  • It’s expressed through the way we do our work.
  • It’s expressed by thinking of ourselves less and the needs of others more.

Loving others at work requires the right attitude and motivation.

  • Be aware of the condition of your heart
  • Care, desire to serve everyone who is touched by or impacted by your work
  • Authentic desire to see others thrive and flourish
  • Humility – not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less; in other words, look for ways you can give others a lift up

Loving others at work requires right action.

  • The most effective leaders recognize they have a responsibility to serve the people they lead and take that responsibility seriously.
  • Sometimes it requires a “soft” touch: giving kindness and grace
  • Sometimes what is called for is “tough” love: speaking the truth, demonstrating patience
  • Always set the example through how you identify and meet the needs of others

Loving others at work consistently requires that you stay grounded in your relationship with God.

  • When you do, you can more readily identify opportunities to serve others in practical ways.
  • God also gives you the wisdom to choose the best course of action in any situation, and the strength to follow through.

Reflect

How are you loving God through your work? Ask God to reveal where you can raise the bar on giving your best.

Discussion Questions

  • Ask God to show you who He wants you to serve each day.
  • Ask God to reveal to you ways you can pause before you judge or react to ensure you are choosing to respond to people from a place of love and respect.

Action Steps

Choose one person you can demonstrate love to through how you serve that person at work.

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