How to Develop a Strategic Company Culture

To develop a strategic company culture, you must think through how you want it to look. Only by putting the thought in beforehand, will you be able to have it turn out the way you want it to turn out.

Strategic Company Culture

Alternatively, if you don’t put the thought in on the front end, you will not have the kind of culture you want. You will end up with a culture that just happens. And that nearly always is a recipe for disaster.

Here are three areas to think through in order to reap a strategic company culture.

How to Have Staying Power for Long-Term Goals

When you have long-term goals, you need something to prevent you from quitting. That’s why it is important to have staying power. But how do you develop it?

staying power for long-term goals

Your staying power is your ability to keep doing something for a long time despite fatigue or difficulty. In effect, it is your physical or mental stamina.

Here’s how you can develop your staying power so you can reach your long-term goals.

When You Start Something New

When you have a vision to start something new, it’s important to guard your thinking.  It’s easy to expect things to build quickly.  And it’s wonderful when they do.  But things don’t always work that way.

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It’s important to have a vision so you know where you’re headed.  Your vision will sustain you while you are doing the hard work to make it come to fruition.  But don’t let your expectations make you think that things are not moving fast enough.

Do not despise small beginnings (Zechariah 4:10).  Here are some things to remember when you start something new.

How to Do More Meaningful Work

Does your work have meaning to you?  Do you get up each day excited about what you get to do that day?  Or are you wishing you had more meaningful work to do?

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Just passing the time at what we do each day can be frustrating at best and deadening at worst.  But the good news is it doesn’t have to be this way.

You can live each day having meaningful work to do.  And here’s how.

The Importance of Community in the Workplace

In order for you to develop a healthy brand for your company, it is important to have a sense of community in the workplace.

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Once you have developed your ministry vision and you have developed your core values, it is essential to live them out so you can build community.

Here are three thoughts to keep in mind as you knit your team together through your shared vision and values.

What Fear Will Do If You Let It and What You Can Do About It

Has God ever told you to do something but fear stopped you in your tracks?  If that’s happened to you, you’re not alone.  It happens to all of us.  And fear will do even worse if we let it.

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Jesus said in John 10:10 that the enemy of your soul comes to steal, kill, and destroy.  And fear is the strongest weapon that the enemy has.  And he will use that weapon every opportunity he can.

Here’s what fear will do to us if we let it—and what we can do about it.

How a Ministry Vision Will Transform Your Company

You have the power to do much good with your business.  Not just to create wealth.  But to impact lives for God’s Kingdom.  All you need is a ministry vision.

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Think of your business as an instrument in God’s hand to draw people to Himself.  When you have that perspective, you align your thinking with God’s thinking.  And God is pleased to use your business for His glory.

Here is the four-step process of transforming your company by cultivating a ministry vision.

How to Prepare Your Mind to Receive God’s Vision for Your Life

When you plant a garden, you have to prepare the soil so the seeds can grow. Similarly, you have to prepare your mind to receive God’s vision for your life.

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Nothing can grow in poor soil.  Similarly, we will not be able to receive what God has for us if we do not think the way God thinks.

Here’s how you can prepare your mind to be ready for what God wants you to do.

How to Pursue a God-Sized Vision

I recently led a strategic planning session where I explained how an organization can develop a God-sized vision.

God-sized vision

I told the group that if you think you can achieve the vision in your own strength, then it’s not a God-sized vision.  But if you cannot achieve the vision without God’s involvement, then you know that it’s a God-sized vision.

Here’s the five-step process I shared with the group for developing a God-sized vision for yourself, your ministry, or your business.

The Discipline of Finding God’s Vision for Your Life – Part 3: Your Faith Journey

In my last two posts, I provided a definition of vision and recounted the literal faith journey that God called Abram to embrace. But today’s post is about you.

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Romans 4:23-24 tells us that account was not written for his sake alone, but also for us.  So that didn’t happen just for Abraham’s benefit.  It happened for your benefit too.

God delights when we respond in faith and believe He can do the impossible through us.  When God places that call upon our lives to do something beyond ourselves, He is glorified when we say yes.

Here’s how God wants to use you—and your work—in your faith journey.