day 2688: Harry Levinson (25th Anniversary Redux of day 925)

(Patti and I are on our 25th Wedding Anniversary Trip in Europe and I am going analog for two weeks, so PwK will revisit posts that were originally numbered 25 for the next two weeks)

*day 925 was originally posted on July 9, 2012*

“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.”

This last week the business world lost one of the most influential thinkers and writers of our time.  Most people wouldn’t know the name Harry Levinson but they have likely benefited in their jobs from his thinking and writings.  All across America and the world there are positions in corporations called, “Chief Learning Officers”.  This position emanated from Levinson’s 1968 book titled, “The Exceptional Executive”.  Quoting from this obituary in the New York Times, “Dr. Levinson argued that a psychological contract existed between employees and employers, laying out the expectation each had of the other.  Employees who feel that their employers have violated that contract will feel depressed, he said, and may well become underachievers”.  Probably the most influential CEO to adopt Levinson’s teachings was long-time General Electric CEO, Jack Welch.  Welch built a powerful leadership team and modeled Levinson’s theories in how he set up the HR philosophy and practices at GE. Dr. Levinson’s passing is a reminder of how influence can occur for generations when the most of us would have no idea where that influence started.

Paul was a also a believer in motivating each other, encouraging and ensuring that there is strong support among believers. What a powerful force each and every one of us could be if we were to be knows as the influence and motivator of others.  Consider today whether or not you are modeling being a motivator of the others around you? If you have doubts, then it is time to spend time with God asking Him to what it is needs to change for you to be so.

Reference:  Hebrews 10:24 (New Living Translation)

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