No Jerks on the Job: Take Back Control of Your Workplace
By Ron Newton
My husband, Ron Newton, spent years of running a unique wilderness camp program for troubled youth. The lessons he learned from that experience provide answers to overcoming the problems caused by “value-challenged” managers and employees. Those workplace jerks. Ron's book addresses this problem and offers workable solutions for you.
Though not a Bible Study, No Jerks on the Job shows how to overcome workplace people problems through the biblical principles of accountability, transparency, compassion, and patience. Ron writes in a winsome, relational style to illustrate those principles.
No Jerks on the Job vividly describes the world of relational hand-to-hand combat with problem workers and dysfunctional work cultures. Ron connects real-life patterns of troubled adolescent behavior to similar problems in business. Through his entertaining stories from both campsite and boardroom, he reveals concise and effective “jerk-busting” solutions that will return positive productivity to a formerly damaged business environment.
Since No Jerks on the Job is written from a secular point of view, it opens the door for believers in the workplace to help solve the confounding behavior problems that haunt the secular workplace. This book is especially helpful if you are a business owner or manager. But, any employee will find useful encouragement and advice to use biblical principles to deal with workplace jerks. Buy a copy for your whole work team and make the changes to your work environment together.
We recommend working through the book of Colossians. It includes a lot of wonderful information about Jesus Christ that you should know. It also shows you what God does for you whenever you choose to put your faith in His Son. Colossians shows you how to approach many practical areas of life living God’s way rather than the world’s way. And, it helps you build godly relationships with those around you. Start with our “Healthy Living Bible Study” of Colossians. The books of Ephesians and 1 Thessalonians also address topics related to work.
The best way to study the Bible uses the inductive process. First, carefully observe the text. What does it actually say? Then, interpret the text. What was the author’s intended meaning for the audience that would read or hear it, including us today? And finally, apply what you learn. How do you live this out in your life? This is the best way to study the Bible. Look at what is there. Learn what it means and teaches you. Then, live it out in your life. All “Joyful Walk Bible Studies” use the inductive process.