Unleashing the Power of People

2016 Work as Worship Conference


What do you want most for your company? Odd are you desire success, growth, and profit. But without placing value in the people who work for you, success, growth, and profit become worthless. In this 34-minute session, Bryant Ambelang asks leaders to think about what they want most and challenges them to adjust their mentality in order to unleash their employee's greatest potential.

Bryant Ambelang is the President and CEO of NatureSweet, Ltd., the largest greenhouse producer of tomatoes in North America. Currently, it operates seven facilities—six in Mexico and one in the U.S.—and pursues its mission of "unleashing the power of people" through a vertically integrated production model that offers full-time direct employment to over 8,000 associates. 



Byrant began by asking the question, "Have you ever considered the freedom to commit to what you really, really want?" We can miss what we really want in life because we don't feel the freedom to pursue our desires.  

What is one thing you desire for your company? Do you feel the freedom to pursue what you want? Why or why not?
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As Bryant explored what he really wanted for his company, he considered those who worked for him. Many people in the same industry have limited freedoms and cannot pursue what they want in life. This realization shifted the way he viewed people: all people have incredible value.  

God created humans as the capstone of His creation—we are unique and bear His image. As Bryant said, "there are no ordinary people." How does the biblical view of humanity shape the way you think about people?
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How do you view your employees or coworkers? Would you say you hold them in high value? Why or why not?
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What might it look like to embrace the value of people in your organization? What might change or stay the same?
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Bryant talked about a friend who asked him to consider committing himself to something he wouldn't see finished in his lifetime. With his renewed mindset, he found freedom from the fear of failure.  

What do you think about this commitment? How could this mindset transform the way you view your work?
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The board challenged Bryant to grow the company threefold. He realized that in order to encourage growth, the company would have to change. What change needs to happen in you, your company, or your family? How could you implement that change?
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As Bryant sought to grow NatureSweet, he spent time listening to the desires of his employees. In what ways do you take time to listen to the wants of those you lead?
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What do you think your employees desire the most? Why do you think that is? How do you contribute to meeting that desire?
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In what ways could you apply Bryant's points about human worth in your workplace this week?
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Every person has value. We're all created in the image of God and He uniquely designed each of us. Consider every person in your organization this week. Think about their needs and desires. As the points from Bryant's talk settle in, ask God to shape your attitude toward your coworkers and employees.


For more information on the Work as Worship Conference or how to attend next year's event, visit www.workasworshipconference.org