God’s guidance transformed Kingsland Development, which hosted a recent devotional session for The Marketplace.
Contributed By Winnie Pua
The Marketplace saw one of its largest turnouts for its monthly office devotions, with nearly 30 people filling up the boardroom at Kingsland Development. The session, held on July 15, saw a gathering of business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers and professionals.
CEO of The Marketplace, Goh Yock Kiang, opened the session with prayer, praise and worship, before sharing a message on the key rules of leadership in the workplace. Leaders who are Christians often face higher expectations at work, professionally, ethically and spiritually. Exceeding these expectations is one way of inspiring one’s staff. How a leader shows God’s love in his work environment will influence the people around him.
Shann Sok, the executive director of Kingsland Development and host of this session, shared with the group about her journey from being an accountancy student, to joining an audit firm, and how she eventually took over the reins from her father to head the family business.
Sok prayed for a business vision, and the master plan God gave her pushed her to envision a business that was 10 times the number of the company’s existing business deals. Cashflow, debt and risk management and a change in clientele profile were only some of the issues that Sok found herself having to solve. Once she had convinced her family of the business direction, Sok ploughed ahead, ignoring skeptics, knowing her strength came from God. Her faith and perseverance brought Kingsland Development great success.
Beyond the business success that she created in one decade of leading Kingsland, Sok still found time to start a family.
Sok took questions from the group, and their queries flew fast and furious. Her peers asked about the challenges she faced when expanding overseas, and also about Kingsland’s IT infrastructure growth during its expansion. Many were impressed with the resource management adopted by the business, which kept fixed costs low while ensuring high profits.
When the learning and sharing concluded, the group headed out for a meal to continue their fellowship. “It was an immersive and lively devotion,” said one participant. “I overheard many in the group already checking when the next devotion will be!”
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