Whatever our calling in life, our Christian faith should be evident in what we say and what we do; our world view should be crystal clear. Those who know me, expect my books to be about leadership, organizational performance, and high performance teams. This book is about taking our faith to work. There is nothing special about me; that is the point. Even those of us living and working off the radar as cooks at Chick-fil-A, cashiers at Walmart, college professors, business leaders, union mechanics, engineers, safety inspectors at NASA, or for some of us, even serving as advisors to senior business leaders and foreign royalty, have the opportunity to have our lives speak for the Christ who redeemed us. After all, our Lord came to redeem all of life, not just the time we spend in church.
The question for me is, am I an international consultant who happens to be a Christian, or a Christian who chooses to be a consultant? Which option I choose has specific implications for how I should live and work. In one way or another, that is the choice afforded to each of us. What set of underlying considerations drives us; what set of presuppositions underscores our lives? What is our essential ontology, and why have we been created? Each of us should examine those things we do and the lives we live to ensure they can be clearly reflective of a Christian world view. If they cannot, it is time for a career change. How does such a world view develop? Where does it come from? Because it is from the many stories in our lives that our eventual world view is constructed, I will tell many stories and discuss how they contributed to the creation of an authentic Christian world view.