Don’t Wish for Obedient Employees | Inc.com

April 1, 2012

Don’t Wish for Obedient Employees | Inc.com.

Good article on obedience.  As Christians, we do need to be obedient to the Lord.  But, you may not really want overly obedient staff.  In fact, one truism, I learned long ago, is the best way to mess over your boss is to do exactly what you were told to do.  No more and no less.

Actually what you want are mission-minded staff who embody the core values of your organization who think and do what is best for the accomplishment of the mission, are proactive and are men and women of character.  Then you will have a staff that are nimble and able to react in the right way to highly fluid situations.