PODCAST: Preface, Part 3 (Leadership That Gets the Job Done Podcast #55 with Daniel Whyte III)

Leadership That Gets the Job Done Podcast — Episode 55

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, and this is the “Leadership That Gets the Job Done” Podcast, Episode 55.

Our Bible passage for this episode is Romans 13:1-5 which says, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.”

Our quote for this episode is from Edward Rickenbacker. He said, “I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through–then follow through.”

In this podcast, we are using three books as our texts: Spiritual Leadership: Moving People On To God’s Agenda by Henry and Richard Blackaby; Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, by John Maxwell; and Organizational and Management Leadership: A Christian Perspective by Anita Satterlee.

Our topic today is Part 3 of the Preface from Organizational and Management Leadership: A Christian Perspective by Anita Satterlee. She continues:

Chapter Five discusses the importance of professional communication for managers in organizations. Coverage of interpersonal communications includes the communication process and ancillary issues. Developing and making effective presentations, as well as conducting professional meetings, are delineated. Finally, the importance of business protocol is considered. including office etiquette, rumor mill, office politics, norms (formal vs. informal), dress codes, office layout, proxemics, and etiquette.

Chapter Six provides the essentials of behavior in organizations. The major motivational theories include behavioral based, need based, and job based. Managing conflict includes concepts such as functional s. dysfunctional conflict, causes of conflict, and conflict management styles – avoidance, accommodation, competition, compromise, and collaboration. Teamwork includes the pros and cons of using teams, types of teams (formal/informal, committee, task force, cross-functional, quality circles), stages of team development (form, storm, norm, perform, adjourn,, task vs. maintenance, groupthink, characteristics of high performance, and low performance teams.

Chapter Seven covers human resource management (HRM). HRM is an important organizational aspect impacting managers in both large and small firms. Legal issues coverage includes major US federal laws and regulations related to HRM. The strategic human resource planning process includes phases such as job analysis, job description, and job specification. The employment process includes the recruitment, selection, orientation, training, performance management, and compensation and benefits. Current issues include managing workforce diversity and sexual harassment.

Chapter Eight concludes the textbook with an overview of operations management. The complexities of modern organizations require that managers understand how to acquire, develop, and utilize resources and the tools available in order to ensure that the organization can be run in an effective and efficient manner.

— PRAYER —

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, here’s how.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”