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‘By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and shuts up his from him, how does the love of God abide in him?’ (1 John 3:16 – 17, NKJV). Leaders constantly remind themselves that God is love, and God requires his people to share his love with the outside world and one another. For leaders to accurately convey God’s love, they must possess good character. Good character requires one to act in righteousness and uphold the laws of the Lord. The godly character of a good leader can translate into corporate firms. “Doing what’s right” represents a company and their product or service. A firm’s character is further analyzed through managers and their skill set. Conceptual skills are skills managers use to think and conceptualize about abstract and complex situations. Using these skills, managers see the organization as a whole, understand the relationships among various subunits, and visualize how the organization fits into its broader environment”(Robbins & Coulter, 2007). The importance of managerial conceptual skills is that it drives the success of a company or organization because leaders are able to make guided decisions towards the company’s vision. The vision creates a movement for employees to follow and accomplish company goals. Company goals with a foundation based on good character have success. The apostle John was a man of character, devote follower of God’s vision, his word, love and service to his people. John was molded into a godly leader trusted and chosen by God to receive, understand, and prophesize the book of Revelation (Maxwell & Elmore, 2007). The book of Revelation reveals the final days of earth, the conflict between good and evil. John’s belief in God’s vision persevered through trails, opposition, murder attempts, and exile. John never buckled under spiritual or physical pressures of...
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