At work, we serve. We serve the users of products and services that we and our companies produce and sell. But what about the people working alongside us? What about the people we spend so much time with—our bosses, our teams, our peers, our rivals, our friends? What about those who inspire and teach us or those who frustrate and annoy us? Well, each one was designed and built by the Creator. Each one has great value and worth to the Creator, and He placed them into our lives for a reason. So, our responsibility is clear: we must love, serve, lead, and influence everyone we work with.

This task is best addressed with action—not “in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” It’s done by doing. It’s done by treating people with care, doing our work with care, and doing the hard things when the hard things are the right things. It’s done by allowing ourselves to become the people God meant us to become. To do this, we must suit up with the proper gear. What gear is the proper gear?

 “. . . Compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, and quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love.”

What does it look like when someone suits up and gets into the game?

It looks like a coworker who sees you underwater and stays late to help you. A manager or supervisor takes the time to know you as a person, not just a human-doing. It’s the team player who provides encouragement to the team. It’s the mentor who invests in the mentee’s development. It’s the custodian who goes the extra mile to make sure things are clean. It is the teammate who apologizes for getting angry. It’s the architect, engineer, and construction worker, who designed, build, and ensure the very best work is done on the project. It’s a fellow group of workers who support you when times are hard. You name the trade, profession, career, or work, and there is a way we can love one another at work. Yes, it’s risky and might take time and money, but it is worth it!

Here’s an Action Item: What’s something you can do today to love, serve, lead, or influence someone at work? Maybe take it up a notch and focus on the toughest person—the last one you’d normally choose.

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REMEMBER: Better People make Better Businesses, and Better Businesses make a Better World.

Working in His perfection,

Dr. Boomer Brown, Ph.D., is the CEO of Doing Good at Work. Doing Good at Work is a 501(c) 3 organization that functions like a business. We desire to “Make People Better” because we know better people make better businesses and better businesses make a better world. Learn more:

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