Friday, June 08, 2007

Impressed

Wednesday night, Justin and I attended a team-building dinner for his group at work and their spouses. The guest speaker for the night was one of the founders of the company, who told us a little about the history of why they decided to start an engineering company in the late 80s when lots of companies were folding because of the oil and gas crisis. He said their vision for the company was always based on the concept of servant leadership. At this point, I'm thinking "Wow. I've never heard anyone outside of a church talk about servant leadership." He even quoted Philippians 2:2-4.

I was quite impressed! He said that as employees of this company, you should be looking at how you can serve your co-workers, vendors, clients, etc. I was especially amazed when someone asked a question about why the company had been so successful through the oil and gas crisis and he replied, "It was God."

I came away with a new appreciation for the company that Justin works for, and an appreciation for these men that have held to their values (something he also talked a lot about) in the fast-paced corporate world, even when no one else around them has done so. And God gets all the glory.

Quite impressive, don't you think?

7 comments:

Susanne said...

AggieJen: I haven't seen you around for a while so I thought I'd drop by an ask how have you been feeling? Praying all is well with you and your family and your little one that you are carrying!

Susanne

Laurel Wreath said...

That is neat. I do like the term Servant Leadership, in fact my parents gave me a book on it that was written by the pastor I had while growing up.

Neat for your husband.

Hol&J said...

Jenn that is so cool! Each day God amazes me with things like that. (I may not always notice them at first, but they are present.)

jettybetty said...

I am VERY impressed!!!

Krawl and Anra said...

It's great to have a connection to such great leadership in a company. Count your blessings!

Shalee said...

Oh yes, I do think that's impressive. I work for a national company, and I don't think I've heard the words "It was God." from any of the higher ups.

Becky said...

That was awesome!



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