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Leadership in B&W

Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2018

Do the Right Thing

Casey Stengel

Does it seem to you that society as a whole lacks the

conviction to Do the Right Thing? It certainly does to

me. Of course, our news reports on the obvious, such as

political posturing, major business news, and

international events. When examined closely, it is easy

to see that our leaders are less concerned about Doing

the Right Thing and more concerned about what makes

them look good to their targeted audiences.

But, Doing the Right Thing should factor into each of

our daily lives and the decisions we make and the actions

we take. I hope the following excerpt from my upcoming

book, Effective & Enduring Leadership … We Will be

Great!, is helpful to you.


Arnold H. Glascow is quoted, “Success is simple: Do what's right, The right way, At the right time.”

“You have only always to do what is right. It will become easier by practice, and you will enjoy in the midst of

your trials the pleasure of an approving conscience. That will be worth everything else.” ~ Robert E. Lee

Yes, it is easy to say 'Do the Right Thing', but what does it mean to put it into practice? There are four questions

to answer related to 'Do the Right Thing':

1~ Is it Biblically correct?

2~ Do our actions and decisions take us deeper into fulfilling God's purposes for our lives or do they

take us further away?

3~ Does it pass the Effective & Enduring Leadership test?

4~ Is it fair to everyone involved or affected by the decision or action?

It may be best for Effective & Enduring Leaders to not consider these questions in isolation. I recommend

seeking the counsel of the Christian family when considering major life or business decisions. If you do not

have a Christian family, then please seek one out to assist with your major decisions. You may also wish to

join an Effective & Enduring Leadership Team (EEL Team) as discussed later in this book. Proverbs 1:5

encourages us, “let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance-” Zig Ziglar

counsels, “Don't follow a bad shot with a bad decision.” We will all make a bad shot (or decision) from time to

time. Zig Ziglar is saying do not follow one bad decision with another. The best way to avoid this is to seek

Godly counsel from your Christian family or EEL Team. ~~ continued on page 2

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Whatever you do, Evans, do it right. Be a

man. Be a real man. ~ Dr. Tony Evans to


Often, Doing the Right Thing may not be an

easy decision and may not be popular and may

even be painful. “As leaders, doing the right

thing for the right reasons might require you

to drink the bitter cup in form of ridicule,

rejection, and anger. Your human tendency will

be to try and avoid the pain. Leading like Jesus

(and Effective & Enduring Leadership) will call

you to proceed in faith and to trust in God's

grace to provide you with the courage to do the

right thing and finish the task.” ~ Lead Like

Jesus. When we place our faith in God and

choose to Do the Right Thing, the Holy Spirit

springs into action on our behalf providing

the wisdom, strength, and guidance we need

to carry through with our decision.

1~ Is it Biblically correct? E & E Leaders

weigh their decisions and actions against

God's Word. If the decision or action does not

align with God's Word then it must be rethought

so that it does. John 1:1-5 tells us, “In

the beginning was the Word, and the Word was

with God, and the Word was God. He was with

God in the beginning. Through him all things

were made; without him nothing was made

that has been made. In him was life, and that

life was the light of all mankind. The light

shines in the darkness, and the darkness has


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not overcome it.” Since the Word was there in

the beginning and the Word was with God

and the Word was God; does it not make sense

that the Word is good enough for us to

measure our lives against? Since all things

were made through God and nothing that has

been made has been made without God; then

perhaps we should pay close attention to what

the Master Creator has to say. Since God is the

light of all mankind and darkness cannot

overcome that light; should we not take

advantage of that light in our lives? Effective

& Enduring Leaders understand the truth and

significance of God's Word and seek to align

all their decisions and actions with it and

teach their people to do the same. Proverbs

18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a fortified

tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.”

“If you only use the Bible to study and apply its

practical wisdom about dealing with people

and overcoming internal challenges, it still

would stand alone as the greatest book ever

written.” ~ Lead Like Jesus. Is the Bible real?

Is it accurate? Is it true?

We will address this in our December 2018 issue. :)

Michael R. Bianchi is the author of


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