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Wisdom at workplace

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Kumar Vethanayagam

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Wisdom at workplace

  1. 1. Wisdom at Workplace Thirukumar Vethanayagam August 29, 2009
  2. 2. Important Constants <ul><li>Time Change </li></ul>Stress Luke 2:52 Jesus grew in wisdom I King 3:12 Solomon’s wise and discerning heart Job 28:28 Fear of the Lord is beginning of wisdom Jam 4:4 Friendship with world is enmity with God Mismanaged Manage Time and Change Wisely
  3. 3. Time Management <ul><li>Working Hard a must (Gen 3:17) </li></ul><ul><li>Long Hours an option (Ecc 2:22-26) </li></ul>Psalm 90:12 Heart of wisdom Eph 5:15,16 Redeem the time Psalm 27:4 Dwell in His presence Diligent Work is the key to success Proverbs 10:4; 12:24,; 13:4; 21:5
  4. 4. How to work diligently? <ul><li>Discern Time and Judgment (Ecc 8:5,6) </li></ul><ul><li>Plan ahead with a Discerning Heart (Pro 16:1,3,9; 19:21) </li></ul>Daniel 1:8 Planned ahead (Purposed in his heart) 1:8 Prioritized God over King (Not defile himself) 1:8 Committed to the Goal (Requested the chief) 1:12 Accountable in Execution (Put himself to test) Trust Factor is Critical (Pro 29:25)
  5. 5. ..contd <ul><li>Career Plan is a Means to Success ( Pro 21:5; Lk 14:28-32 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment/ Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural/ Personality Fit </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tasking  80/20  Manager-managing </li></ul><ul><li>Win-win  Yes and No  Reason/ Excuse  Push the boundary  Trust and Obey  … </li></ul>Time and Chance happen to all (Ecc 9:11,12 ) “ Pleasing God” is a good driving force (Ecc 2:22-26) Does GOD have a STORY?
  6. 6. Change Management <ul><li>Fundamentals are Foundational (Pro 22:29) </li></ul><ul><li>Impact Focused (Pro 20:4; 30:24-28) </li></ul><ul><li>I – Important Actions </li></ul><ul><li>M – Marketable Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>P – Precious Few Goals </li></ul><ul><li>A – Actual Data </li></ul><ul><li>C – Customer Focused </li></ul><ul><li>T – Timed Appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Learning (Pro 16:23; 2:1-22) </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching (Pro 15:22; 19:20; 20:5,18; 24:6) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stress Management <ul><li>Stay in Control (Rom 12:1,2; I Cor 2:4,5) </li></ul><ul><li>Stay within Conscience (I Tim 1:5; 4:2) </li></ul><ul><li>Stay the Course (John 8:29,16:33; Heb 12:1-4) </li></ul>Relax and Rejoice / Rejoice and Relax (Acts 16:25) Pressure versus Stress (II Cor 4:8-18; 6:4-10)
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>Mind the Process, God is Faithful </li></ul>Forsake empty words and dreams Ecc 5:7 God will bring every act to judgment Ecc 12:14 Fear God and keep His commandments Ecc 12:13 Please God, and find wisdom, knowledge, and happiness Ecc 2:26

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