Jan5 F3Qsource Daily Maxwell Scripture and Quote

Daily Maxwell

PUT PEOPLE IN THEIR (RIGHT) PLACE

Moving someone from a job they hate to the right job can be life changing. One executive I interviewed said he moved a person on his staff to four different places in the organization, trying to find the right fit. Because he’d placed her wrong so many times, he was almost ready to give up on her. But he knew she had great potential, and she was right for the organization. Finally, after he found the right job for her, she was a star!

Because this executive knows how important it is to have every person working in the right job, he asks his staff once a year, “If you could be doing anything, what would it be?” From their answers, he gets clues about any people who may have been miscast in their roles.

Trying to get the right person in the right job can take a lot of time and energy. Let’s face it. Isn’t it easier for a leader to just put people where it is most convenient and get on with the work? Once again, this is an area where leaders’ desire for action works against them. Fight against your natural tendency to make a decision and move on. Don’t be afraid to move people around if they’re not shining the way you think they could.

—The 360° Leader

LOOK FOR CLUES THAT SOMEONE ON YOUR TEAM COULD BE BETTER PLACED.

Daily Scripture

Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 5:1

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children

Daily Quotes 

“You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.” –Emmet Fox

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” –Sheryl Sandberg

 “I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.” –Christian Bale

 Teach your children early not to pass the blame or make excuses, but to take responsibility for their actions.” –Eric Greitens

Leaders Leading Leaders 

 FIRE OF GOD

 “Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?” He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, He who despises the gain of oppressions, Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes, Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, And shuts his eyes from seeing evil: He will dwell on high; His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks; Bread will be given him, his water will be sure.

 ISAIAH 33:14–16

 Who can stand up under the purification process of God? Who can remain unchanged through the fire of God? That’s the question Isaiah asks and answers. He lays out a list of traits for the kind of people who can stand up in a crisis. Ponder his description: 

Integrity: The leader’s life and words match. 

Justice: The leader rejects dishonest gain. 

Convictions: The leader’s values won’t allow him or her to accept bribes. 

Positive focus: The leader refuses to dwell on destructive issues.

 Pure: The leader disciplines his or her mind to remain clean and pure. 

Secure: The leader is firm, stable in his identity and source of strength.

 The Maxwell Leadership Bible 

How can you utilize these traits for your own leadership responsibilities?

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