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AVOID THESES COMMON LEADERSHIP MISTAKES

1. Offering No Reward System Or Praise For Employees

Worthy employees follow orders and work hard every single day. Nothing will demotivate them more than when their good work is not recognized or rewarded. Leaders must recognize the effort employees put into their work and show appropriate appreciation. A reward system not only improves the morale and loyalty but also the performance and productivity of team members.

2. Punishing Employees On Good Performance

The biggest mistake any leader can make is using the guise of promotion or advancement to increase an employees work load without offering any financial compensation. This is not the right way to treat your most loyal and productive employees.  As well, a good leader will address the longer hours or excess workload and help their employees manage it better

3. Lacking In Communication

Stay up-to-date with all the latest information and developments. Learn the skill of communication, and be the first to inform your team members regarding things that may help them improve and perform better.

4. Becoming Too Much Of A Friend

Employees desire to have leaders that they get along well with, but being too friendly may put a leader in an awkward position when it comes to taking tough decisions. Do not allow people to take advantage of how nice you are to them. Maintain a good balance between being their boss and their friend.

5. Not Embracing  Change

Another mistake is to think that you can control how all things happen in the organization. Sometimes it is beyond anybody’s control to stop a change. A leader needs to go with the flow in such situations, and use the change to the company’s best advantage.

6. Making Hasty Decisions With Recruitment

When you need more manpower to handle a huge workload, it is still essential, you carefully manage staff selection. Better to employ temporary staff to cope with the immediate problem until you have assessed long term personnel requirements. It is costly to employ and train full time staff members.  Will they be an asset to the company and a good fit with the existing team? Take the time needed to select a candidate that has the best qualifications for the position and right temperament for your organization.

7. Not Being Clear Regarding the Organization’s Goals

Job descriptions must be precise. Employees must know their job function and to whom they are responsible for their work output. They need to feel part of the team and know the company’s mission and goals. Regular work reviews are mandatory at which good work is commended but also unsatisfactory work addressed.

8. Copying Others Instead Of Being Original

Leaders need to be authentic. Don’t try to copy others. Sure adopt good techniques and strategies you have observed others use but adapt them to your unique business situation. Learn from others but find your unique voice.
“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.” – Ralph Lauren.

 

Biblical Entrepreneurship SYDNEY SEMINARS, THURSDAY, APRIL 9th, 2015

The founder of Nehemiah Project International Ministries, Patrice Tsague is in Australia in April 2015 to introduce Biblically based curriculum to teach entrepreneurship to teens and adults. Patrice is originally from Cameroon where the project was developed with Bethel World Outreach Ministries and Living Word Missions.

My name is Ron Edwards and I am on the Board of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce, Australia. I am excited about the introduction of the Nehemiah Project Training Materials to Australia and would encourage

Principals of Christian Schools and Colleges to come hear what Patrice has to say about the curriculum in a two hour Seminar on April 9th.                                                                                                              

 Venue:  Restore Church 181 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate NSW              Time: 10.00am to 12.00 noon

Pastors and Church leaders are encouraged to come to the afternoon session. Learn about a vision for a God-ordained partnership between business leaders and ministers.

Venue: Restore Church 181 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate NSW        Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

 Business Owners you need to come hear Patrice on how wealth is created. The Biblical understanding of wealth and God’s intentions for wealth

Venue: Restore Church 181 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate NSW              Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm

 Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available at all sessions.

>> REGISTER NOW <<

For more information phone or email Ron Edwards                     Mobile: 0414412740        Email: ron@bakb.com.au

Be Organised to be Productive – helpful tips

The first step to improve your productivity is optimize your office to get the most out of your work.

Put your I/Smart Phone Away

Smartphones have come along with their own set of problems – namely, that they’re designed to be incredibly distracting so you’ll pay as much attention to them as possible.

Set your phone to silent mode and keep it in your jacket, desk, or somewhere else that’s out of arm’s distance.

Establish a schedule to check it e.g. every two hours.

Minimize Distractions from the web.

Your web-surfing habits are probably also causing you to bleed a lot of otherwise productive time.

Get rid of your “bookmarks bar” entirely.

Try a site-blocking application like Anti-Social that will block your browser from accessing certain sites for a set length of time.

Partially Quit Facebook

Very few people can actually get completely off of Facebook – it’s the new Web within the Web, and so many events, conversations and other social interactions take place on the platform that if you disable your account, you’re just going to run into trouble.

That doesn’t mean that you need to see a picture of every meal every one of your old high school acquaintances posts, though.

If you’re getting a steady stream of new updates, you’re getting a steady stream of new distractions.

It’s possible to partially quit Facebook by designating all of your “friends” as “acquaintances.”

You’ll continue to get updates from people, but you’ll only see between two and five new posts a day, versus the hundreds that are now clogging your News Feed and notifications bar.

If you have hundreds of friends that are currently blowing up your phone with inane comments and pictures of their kids (and you’re able to break your addiction to these constant distractions) you could end up saving a lot of time.

Dont’ Waste the Time You’ve Got at Your Desk.

Maximize the use of your I/Smartphone. You can handle email and many other tasks while you are on the go.

Protect Your Most Productive Time

Everyone has a few “golden hours” in every day where they get the most work done. You need to learn when yours are, and go into “Airplane Mode” during those times.

Use that crucial time to tackle the biggest, most difficult problem standing between you and your goals.

All of your other busywork and less pressing (and vexing) tasks can be accomplished on either side of your “golden hours.”

Clean up your work space!

A cluttered room leads to a cluttered life and a cluttered mind

Purchase an inbox, a tickler file and other organizational tools to get a system going that will help you feel more focused and less stressed out.

When everything is in its right place, your mind will feel at ease, and you’ll be able to focus more on what’s important – thus getting a lot more done.

Get Your E-Mail Set Up For Success

We all waste too much time reading e-mails, and most of us get too many of them to ever achieve the elusive goal of “Inbox Zero.”

First of all, go through all of your regular e-mails and newsletters and look for “ham.” Ham (sometimes also called “bacon”) is different from spam in that it’s e-mail notifications you signed up for, but no longer really read. Be brutal about going through and getting rid of all but the ones you really need to read. One easy way to see all of your subscriptions? Type the word “unsubscribe” into your e-mail search bar and it will bring up all of your ham at once.

Next, if you’re a G-mail user, consider using the G-mail Labs feature called “Auto Advance.” Essentially, the minute you archive an e-mail, it will automatically show you the next e-mail. This helps you get to “Inbox Zero” and also prevents you from reading the same e-mail more than once.

Follow the Two-Minute Rule

From David Allen’s Getting Things Done, the general principle behind this is that any task that comes up during the day that will take less than two minutes should be handled right away.

Don’t wait, don’t file it, and don’t let it clutter up your to-do box or inbox.

Do it, then forget about it and move on to whatever you were doing beforehand.

Of course, if something comes up during your “golden hours,” you should definitely hold off on two-minute tasks until you’ve got important project work out of the way!

Give Yourself Deadlines

Set a deadline for yourself on a specific task can help put external pressure on you to keep your focus sharp.

Of course, you’re not always going to be able to meet your self-imposed deadlines, but if you are consistent in trying to adhere to them, they’ll soon become a valuable source of motivation for you.

Prayer Time & Go Home Early

As you want to build a Kingdom business empowered by the Holy Spirit, I assume you commit all of what you plan to do and do daily to the Holy Spirit. “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thess 5:17. If you do, then this problem should not surface, but if you’re so far behind and you feel like there’s no possible way to catch up before you leave the office, go home early. Sounds counter-intuitive, but if you go home, spend time with family, get some good food, good rest and spend time in prayer, you’ll come in the next morning fired up and chomping at the bit.

Global Marketplace Exchange

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I attended a three day Global Marketplace Exchange Conference (GME) in Melbourne last week. About 160 people were in attendance, all with a passion to see God’s plan for nations, in particular Australia, realized. In attendance were business, civic and professional leaders along with Pastors, Ministers and Christian Organisation leaders.
GME is to be a platform to promote the Kingdom of God influence throughout the domains of the marketplace. It was a first in bringing Church and Marketplace people together for this purpose. Check out the website www.riveroflifeconference.org/content/GME_Collaborative_Conference_2015.pdf
Conference objectives included:
1. Formation of relationships in the marketplace from different backgrounds and traditions.
2. Multiply influence through cooperation, convergence and multiplication through synergy.
3. Mentoring of emerging leaders.
4. Exchanging Kingdom insights.
5. Incubating Kingdom objectives in the domains.
6. Cross fertilization of ideas and sharing of experiences and success stories.
7. Discovering ministries and sharing resources.
8. Encouraging referrals
9. Develop training and equipping opportunities to take the Great Commission into the marketplace.
An area of Church ministry that is of critical importance to the marketplace is the training and equipping of the saints to serve Jesus well in their daily occupations. Of particular importance is the discipling of young people from school and campus to the workforce. In this regard the training materials produced by the International Christian Chamber of Commerce are exemplary particularly the Transformed Working Life Series.

If any business or church leaders are interested in putting on a Build a Kingdom Business training seminar or learning more about the ICCC training resources then please contact me by email at ron@bakb.com.au.