Power & Poise: Radiating in the Workplace – Part 2

Power-and-Poise

As we continue to learn about reflecting godly beauty (both inner and outer) in the workplace, here are a few points to consider:

  • Communicate effectively to ensure there are no misunderstandings in objectives, goals, expectations, and so forth. Be careful when choosing between oral or written forms of communication and always pray for wisdom before you take any action.
  • Check your motives when responding to issues, offering advice, or participating in team projects. Having the right motives will keep you out of trouble.
  • Be consistent and exhibit good habits, Avoid too much chatter. Get to work on time and ensure that you follow your workplace policies and procedures.
  • Have a positive attitude and offer help to team members, while completing assigned tasks effectively and on time.
  • Listen to new ideas and encourage other people to share their point of view.
  • Be beautifully assertive and set healthy boundaries. If you are in a position of authority, assert your position to ensure that you will be taken seriously in order to meet deadlines. If you are in a subordinate role, ensure you follow procedures so that when questioned, you will be able to prove that your actions were based on the guidelines and company policy.
  • Giving freely through help [with the right motives and intentions] will position you for greatness. The Word of the Lord says that we reap what we sow; when you give, you will receive.
  • Your outward appearance should reflect your inner self. So as a confident woman of God, dress beautifully, modestly, appropriately for the work environment, and in a manner that reflects your unique style. Sponsor other people’s vision and help to build each other’s dreams! Our acts of kindness will always be remembered by those we help.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully” (Romans 12:6-8 NIV).

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