How do entrepreneurs balance faith and business when one is focused on trust and confidence in the unseen, and the other relies on facts and data? It might not be a matter of balance. Perhaps you are making results-driven decisions because you’re listening to your calling. Bob Hasson, CEO at Hasson Inc. and co-author of “Business in Honor,” shares his insights on living as a person of honor in business and how faith fits into work life.
- It’s amazing how Bob’s painting career led him to build a successful brand that’s been in the business for 40 years. You might be surprised that despite being the boss, Bob has always been more of a ‘behind-the-scenes’ kind of leader than a ‘front lines’ leader. This all changed after his friend, Danny Silk, got him to co-write “The Business of Honor” in 2017. This stirred Bob’s passion and courage to serve the leadership community as a consultant. He talks about his business, his calling, and his faith.
- Speaking of faith, how do you show your faithfulness when you’re in business? Kevin and Bob talk about how there’s really no one way for us to demonstrate our faith. You can stamp symbols on parcels all you want, but it’s faith in action that gets people’s attention. It’s present in your hard work, how you treat others, and how you purposefully live your life.
- A business that’s built in the spirit of faith is grounded in honor, it strives to do the right thing even when doing what’s right isn’t easy. It’s about finding and believing in the best part of people despite their shortcomings. Bob talks about how organizations benefit when they empower their people to talk, take risks, and share ideas without the fear of punishment.
- We have aspirations of how we want to lead, and most of us don’t live up to our aspirations all the time. Being human beings, we have to accept that sometimes we respond in ways that we’re not proud of. Bob talks about how trust and vulnerability help in building meaningful relationships. And how being honest and vulnerable in saying, “forgive me,” goes a long way.
- Basically, everything that flows in life and in business boils down to the quality of relationships we forge. Kevin and Bob touch on the 3 vital areas we have to invest in when building relationships.
- Beyond sharing their vision, giving direction and clarity, a leader’s heart must focus on service to accomplish their goals. Bob and Kevin talk about the energy shift in the organizational pyramid. Instead of the bottom lifting and supporting the top, the leaders’ flow of support should go towards setting the front lines up for success. Bob shares how he demonstrated quiet trust during one of his business meetings, and how this delivered dramatic results.
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