Friday Faith: How grace works at work

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but a person of understanding draws them out.

Proverbs 20:5

There are many ways to look at grace.  You could say that grace comes from an act of forgiveness, and it does.  Or, positionally it is seen as “unmerited favor,” and it is.  But grace when it comes to leadership is an act on the part of the leader.  A leader filled with grace does something. 

A Leader—a Servant Leader—draws people out.  They see the potential that lies within each person and they uncover it, give life to it, bring it out in the open, and exploit it.  They maximize people’s strengths.  

For too long we’ve hired people to fit an exact job description and in the process, we’ve passed by so much talent.  Certainly, we have a certain job function to fill but grace expands, has flexibility, and is willing to let the metamorphoses within the lives of the people they employ happen. 

Grace at work draws the best out of a person resulting in that person, that employee, become the best version of themselves.  When they become the best version of themselves at work, the organization they serve becomes the best version of Themselves. 

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