Reflections For Executives Facing a Corporate Storm

Hurricane Michael is less than one day away from hitting us here in the upper Gulf coast of Florida. It appears the main brunt of the storm will land 60-100 miles east of us which places Pensacola on the far western side of this storm.

As we face yet another impending storm, all Florida panhandle residents take notice.  

Hurricane Michael (Nasa Earth Observatory)

Hurricane Michael (Nasa Earth Observatory)

Yet in my role as strategic and spiritual advisor to executives around the world, I am compelled to offer a few reflections for executives as you face any corporate storm.

Storm Reflections for Executives

First, corporate storms are inevitable. They live around every corner and within every opportunity. No need to be surprised. It’s part of an executive’s life to navigate through many storms.

Second, beware the hype. Most storm observers overestimate the potential consequences of a forthcoming storm. Just watch any broadcast station covering an impending hurricane. The reporting is consistently painting the absolute worst possible conditions with every natural storm placing us on the edge of planetary destruction.  

Third, be cautious yet in control. As a Kingdom catalyst, ultimately “all things work for good to those who are called according to His purposes.” (Romans 8:28) Even for those storms unleashed by the enemy. It is wise to be prepared, ready to withstand the attack, yet comforted by the One who ultimately determines the end of all.

Fourth, as I gaze out my office window as the wind increases, I am reminded that our most powerful storms are those not seen – the spiritual storms and not the natural storms.  Behind every natural storm is a spiritual context. The spiritual does indeed play out in the natural, always has and always will. Yet as a Kingdom executive, you must live (yes, LIVE) as the anointed intercessor, spiritual father and heavenly shepherd for your company that you are called to be.

Finally, storms are the perfect time for Kingdom executives to seek revelation. For most business leaders, seeking God’s revelation is a foreign concept, one they are not adept in or even believe in. Yet I have found that God reveals His truths more often in the middle of my corporate storms than in the peaceful days. Although it sounds crazy to the carnal mind, I now look at impending storms as far more than just a time to dig in for personal safety, but a time to dig into His revelation — for it will spring forth!

In Summary

May this simple reflection be as it is intended – a simple reflection for you as you face, go into or come out of a corporate storm.

  • Storms are inevitable.
  • Beware the hype.
  • Be cautious yet under control.
  • Remember the real storm is spiritual – not natural.
  • Seek revelation during your storms.

Thoughts? Please comment below.

About Dr. Jim

Dr. Jim Harris serves executive teams who desire a breakthrough in strategy, innovation and teamwork. He has delivered hundreds of keynotes and business presentations around the world and is the author of numerous award-winning business books including Our Unfair Advantage: Unleash the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Business, The Impacter: A Parable on Transformational Leadership and Finding and Keeping Great Employees.


  • Deb Crank` says:

    I finally got around to reading this today….the reason why is around 11am on Tues I was told my job was being outsourced on 12/31/2018. Yet as I read this and reflected on my reaction, I think spiritually I did really good cause by 11:30am I had a lead on a job. I thought I am not going to spend one minute of my time being negative and allowing the Devil to creep into my mind. Thank YOU Dr. Jim, your blog keeps me on the spiritual trail.

    • Dr. Jim says:

      Wow Deb – what a testimony!!!! Same day you receive your notice you get a great job lead. Holy Spirit is sure at work in your life. And thank you so very much for your kind comments. Keep me posted please.

  • patrick muchiri says:

    This is a great lesson for me.Thank you Dr Jim

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