Your ability to foster and maintain quality and meaningful relationships will be one of the most significant factors that will determine success or failure in every area of your life. Relationships are unavoidable. And if you’re bad at them, you will sabotage friendships, family, career aspirations; literally, everything will be impacted by the quality of relationships in your life.
We want to look at this from a biblical perspective, as we have each of these qualities so far. But first, I want you to see what everyone else is discovering. Leaders in the field of education and leaders in business have realized what Jesus has taught all along; that quality and meaningful relationships are crucial to success.
There are two often sited data points discovered by Gallup after thousands and thousands of interviews with employees. Here’s what Gallup found:
1. Most often, people don’t leave jobs. They leave their manager or boss. This is a relationship issue.
Here’s the second item their research showed:
2. The number one predictor of job satisfaction was determined by an employee’s relationships at work. If the employee had just one close friend at work, they had a much longer tenure and were far more productive.
Positive relationships and quality connections add value everywhere, and where the relationships are negative, it is a drain everywhere.
At Northplace, we've been planning and praying over this year for a long time, believing God to do something special. This weekend, we're kicking off the year with a series called "Get Up And Lead."
We have this sense that God wants to take some biblical principles from the life of Jesus to make you better in whatever area of influence you are. If you're a father, or you're a mother. If you serve in an office, you own a business, you're a coach or a teacher; there are principles in the word of God that will help you be better in that classroom or on that team.
You don't have to just make it to the end of the day, you have a choice in life. You could be a thermometer and let your life be dictated by the temperature in the room, or you can be the thermostat; you can set the temperature in the room.
We want to equip you to be the thermostat. We want to equip you to know how to set the temperature in whatever circle of influence that you have from a biblical framework.