Key to this is the Aflac SmartGreen® philosophy and goal of environmental stewardship, which has led to the implementation of policies and procedures that guide their actions with respect to buildings, procurement, purchasing, and waste prevention. It is in this model, the biblical model, that we find the true method for making disciples. All provide people with purpose and meaning, altruistic values, rules to live by, and a source of strength and comfort during experiences of adversity. The basic assumption underlying these objectives is that, although building the organization is desirable in itself, its main purpose for sustainable development is to make it better equipped to meet the other three objectives. Four thousand new churches will be planted this year in America, but 7,000 will close — largely because of a lack of leadership. Real Christian discipleship began the day after John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan River John 1:35—39.
Organizational Spiritual Leadership emphasizes a less leader-centric approach, focusing on engaging all group members to meet spiritual needs and enhance organizational commitment and performance. Once He finished training them to be servant leaders, He set them loose on the world. In fact, there is an explosive power in unity. Spiritual leadership can be viewed as an emerging paradigm within the broader field of workplace spirituality. He was the leader of the twelve disciples and a much greater group of followers beyond them Luke 10:1-17. Humility is the attitude that puts others ahead of you, that considers others more important than yourself.
Investing your time, money, and effort in the apostolic mandate, however, yields compound returns that continue to increase indefinitely. Jesus did not lead by giving out orders or by supervising. Remember, God anoints the one who is in the field with the sheep. Leadership typically concentrates on the influence the leader has among their followers with a primary focus on the social influence process that engages everyone and enables groups of people to work together in meaningful ways. At Unilever, environmental risks and poverty are major problems for almost every part of business operations from manufacturing laundry detergent to growing tea.
People are waiting for their pastors to become their Joshuas and to lead them across their Jordan. These comprise the quality, stakeholder satisfaction, and financial measures found in the Balanced Scorecard performance categories. Both medicine and the field of positive psychology have begun to study and confirm that love has the power to overcome the negative influence of destructive emotions such as resentment, anger, worry, and fear. Ultimately, we grow greater, longer lived, more meaningful in proportion as we identify ourselves with the larger social life that surrounds us. Nothing empowers disciples as the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Poleman believes that success is not defined by a title or position but rather by having a purpose in life and setting out to achieve it.
My wife, Pam, and I treasure pouring into young believers who have a sense of destiny. This ultimately leads to better financial performance which, when taken together, maximizes the triple bottom Line. Leaders must model these values through their attitudes and behavior, which creates a sense of membership — that part of spiritual well-being that gives one a sense of being understood and appreciated. It is the responsibility of all Christians whom God wants to use to make a difference in their world. He chose 12 disciples, trained them to be His apostles, and sent them out to do the same. Dan Amos is chairman and chief executive officer of Aflac Incorporated.
Discussion and Conclusion For several reasons, the path for embedding sustainability in the triple bottom line is not easy, nor is it a given that all leaders have the capacity to perceive or walk it. If our Christianity has ceased to be serious about discipleship, if we have watered down the gospel into emotional uplifts that make no costly demands, we turn the cross of Christ into an ordinary, everyday calamity. These include being positively related to organizational commitment, job satisfaction, altruism, conscientiousness, self-career management, sales growth, job involvement, identification, retention, organizational citizenship behavior, attachment, loyalty, and work unit productivity and negatively related to interrole conflict, frustration, earning manipulation, and instrumental commitment. And when leaders are doing the right things they are also teaching their people how to do the right things. But the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer can never be overstated.
This often centers on intrapersonal skills and abilities such as self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-motivation. They must be nurtured, and their spiritual maturity must be facilitated. Pastors do not have the ambidexterity of an octopus; therefore, their people must have a heart for the spiritual growth process. People long for relationships that require accountability; they desire to belong to a community. Aflac also carefully considers the impact of their actions—not only today, but in the years to come. From this root we get our English word math or mathematics. People do not want to follow a person they do not respect.
They are willing to face opposition and endure hardships and suffering in order to achieve their goals. Regardless, there is a growing consensus that current economic business models based on unrestricted growth and consumerism are untenable. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. What an indictment against the church. Jesus came not only to die for the sins of the world, but also to win, train, and love a family of individuals drawn from every nation and tongue under heaven.
Jesus did not use a conventional program to influence extraordinary life change in His ordinary followers. Why did we enter the ministry? I then argue that spiritual leadership theory is not only inclusive of other major extant motivation-based theories of leadership, but that it is also more conceptually distinct, parsimonious, and less conceptually confounded. He held no credentials with the spiritual organization of His day. Spiritual leadership is servant leadership. We first outline the fundamental components of Islamic leadership, which are derived from the primary texts of Islamic religion.