Xerox executive believes the answer to employment crisis lies in the Bible New book outlines strategies to integrate Christian faith into the workplace
For Immediate Release –In
a time when jobs are in short supply, Vice-president of Client Operations for the
Xerox Corporation, Gary Blackard, has just released a book that advocates the
Bible as the best guide available for both employees and business owners to
survive and thrive in a competitive job market.
Entitled Relevance in the Workplace: Using the Bible to impact your
job (Intermedia), the book covers many areas related to business and
employment success, using the Bible as the main resource. As a long-time executive for Xerox, Blackard
has over 20 years experience working with Fortune 100 companies across the
globe, and is founder of Eagle Peak Leadership, a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping business leaders in the U.S. and abroad integrate faith
into their workplace.
“This is not a book just for leaders,” says Blackard. “This is a book that will help anyone who is
employed become better at their jobs and teach them to use the principles of
the Bible in every day interactions and decision-making. If Christians work by the same principles
they profess to believe, they can become indispensable to their employers. And
likewise, when business owners apply those same principles, their businesses
will have a greater chance of growing even in a down economy.”
Relevance in the Workplace covers various topics
including how to perform better on the job using spiritual disciplines, how to
incorporate the Bible into leadership roles, and something Blackard calls the
CE6 principles that relate to the customer experience. Blackard also makes the case that the Bible
can help people be more creative in their jobs as well as lay a groundwork for
strategic development in a company’s overall direction. Blackard uses an abundance of scriptures to
back his thesis, and each chapter ends with discussion questions.
Blackard will be a special guest speaker for two Assembly of
God District Men’s Conferences in Baltimore and New York in October, and is
also speaking at the Call2All Global Conference in southern California in
November. Plans are currently in the
works by Eagle Peak Leadership to do several “Relevance” conferences in select
cities beginning in 2012.
“The truth is, most
churches don’t specifically address how Christians should conduct themselves in
their places of work,” says Blackard. “It
should be a natural process for a Christian to integrate their faith into their
vocations, but many are timid or simply don’t know how. I have seen remarkable things happen when
Christians learn to apply their faith in the marketplace.”
Relevance in the Workplace is available in print and
ebook format via Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more information, visit www.EaglePeak.org.