January 23; Healthy, Compassionate World Domination MANAGEMENT BY THE BOOK:365 Daily Bible Verse &One-Minute Management Lessons For The Busy Faithful
Then God said,
“Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,
so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky,
over the livestock and all the wild animals,
and over all the creatures that move along the ground.
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As leaders work out their strategic vision, the empathetic manager is mindful of the social teaching of ‘solidarity’ where what the company does can have far-reaching effects. And can have impact at interstate speeds.
The doctrine of Solidarity reminds the far-thinking CEO that the ‘why’ of our leadership and labors should produce a good more than the goods produced. Solidarity is “a sense of responsibility on the part of everyone with regard to everyone.” The business leader has, well, the whole world in his hands. And should use his power for good.
For example, Henry Ford tells us why he built cars: he wanted to create a product to help man see the planet:
I will build a motor car for the great multitude…constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise…so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one — and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God’s great open spaces.
Ford might very well have said that the motor car is the vehicle that enables mankind to enjoy our dominion over the earth and that we should not live in the fear of isolation but we should ‘enjoy the open highway.’
We have been given dominance over all we see. Genesis 1:26 says, Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.
As top managers develop a vision to move a company, our question is, “how do our actions affect everyone and everything around us?”
We have been given a noble work. Do we have a noble purpose?