Guest Speaker: May 12, 2016
Topic: Called to Excellence
We are all created in the image of God and should strive to reflect His glory wherever He has placed us, whether in business, church, government, family, education, or any of the other areas of influence that affect our society. We serve a God of excellence and we are called to be excellent. However, many times the worst experiences we have in the marketplace are with Christians that are not reflecting this standard.
Imagine if we as believers in Jesus Christ would strive to reflect the excellence of our Heavenly Father in all we do and apply these principles to our everyday lives, wherever God has called us. Through being an example of excellence we have the ability to influence others in a powerful way and through a relationship of trust we can earn the right to speak into their lives. The Apostle Paul stated it in Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.”
These biblical principles can be applied to our organizations to create an Excellence Advantage in each of our spheres of influence. The Called to Excellence discussion will provide practical steps that any person, whatever level they may be in the organization, can take and apply on their journey of excellence.
Jamie Jordan is a global award winning, industry leader with over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, consultant, and leader in technology, healthcare, renewable energy, manufacturing and service environments. His experience in positions of CEO, President, sales, operations, and engineering management has led to the development of The Excellence Advantage, which is used to assist organizations in their pursuit of excellence while producing a solid infrastructure which enables sustainable prosperity.
Jamie is a graduate of Regent University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and was awarded the Charlie Bergman award from the CSIA (Control Systems Integration Association) in memory of the founder of the association. This recognition spotlighted Jamie’s role in the authoring and establishment of Best Practices and Industry Standards, which are seen today as the international auditing benchmark for the control systems integration industry. During Jamie’s tenure as CEO and President of Applied Industrial Automation, Inc. the firm was recognized in the Emerging 10, which recognizes the 10 fastest growing businesses in the Charleston region.
Jamie currently serves as President of Stravicom Global, Inc., a management consulting firm located in Charleston, SC and is Chairman of the Lifeworks Charleston Board, which is a non-profit ministry that supports Christian professionals seeking to apply their faith in the marketplace. In addition, Jamie is active in many leadership arenas and has a passion to see organizations reflect excellence.
Jamie is married to Cynthia Grosso and they live in Charleston, SC. Jamie is the father of four wonderful children, Chase, Cameron, Isabella, and Jacob.