THE CHRISTIAN WORK ETHIC NEWSLETTER
Thank God for my Christian grandmother who raised me and provided valuable instruction which has impacted my entire life!
One such lesson is needed by many workers: Your word should be your bond! This is another way of saying that when you say it, others can count on it regardless of your message.
Lack of credibility in work organizations has become a major problem because too many workers fail to tell the truth.
Do you recall the last time you said, "Give me your number and I'll call you" ? ? Did you do exactly what you promised?
While writing my book, I had to contact numerous individuals. I found that over 42 percent who made this statement never called back!
Who are these workers? They are in all kinds of organizations. I am sorry to say that some are ministers of the gospel! Shame, shame, shame!
But, you may ask: Can't someone make an honest mistake and forget to call? Yes! BUT, if 42 percent never called back, do you suppose that the alzheimer's problem in America may be an epidemic? I don't think so.
The next time you make a verbal commitment, remember my grandmother's lesson. Otherwise, you will create a credibility gap because the other person will not be able to trust you for failing to tell the truth! And, that person will tell at least ten other people causing your credibility gap to widen among others!
My grandmother not only instructed me on this subject but gave me the ONE reason and the source of her instruction: God has made it clear that we are not to bear false witness against our neighbor! I am one of your neighbors and so are all others who cross paths with you and me in this life!!
PACESETTER AWARD PRESENTED TO JIM HOGSETT
It was a very special day in my life when I received the Pacesetter Award during a luncheon of the Triad Government Council in Greensboro in September. This was in recognition of consistent demonstration of compassionate professional care giving as an expression of my personal commitment to quality long term care at Blakey Hall.
My work there continues to be my real-world laboratory because anyone who promotes the Christian work ethic should be able to walk the talk. However, I must also tell you that any accomplishments in my life are a direct result of God enabling me to fulfill HIS purpose for my life. To GOD BE THE GLORY for no man can do anything without the POWER of his creator!
Very truly yours,
Jim Hogsett, President/Founder; Worker Ministries and Writer for Guideposts Magazine