As he does here in Col. 3:22-4:1, Paul usually speaks to both leaders and workers about the tough character and choices required to honor Christ in a difficult workplace environment. For example:
Guidelines for Managers and Others in Authority
Workers deserve payment for their work (1 Cor. 9:7-14).
You are accountable for fair employee compensation (Col. 4:1).
Handle wealth very delicately (1 Tim. 6:9-10, 17-18).
Bring your walk with Christ into each business relationship (2 Cor. 7:1).
Value people highly (Gal. 5:14-15; Eph. 4:31-32).
Treat and motivate employees with respect rather than threats (Eph. 6:5-9).
Have a reasonable view of yourself (Rom. 12:3).
Accusations must be verified (Matt. 18:15-35; 2 Cor. 13:1; 1 Tim. 5:19).
Communications should always be gracious and truthful (Col. 4:6).
Responsibility Fulfill your commitments (Rom. 13:6-8).
Remember your accountability (1 Cor. 3:9-15).
Care for the poor and the weak (Rom. 12:13; Gal. 2:10).
Learn how to handle times of bounty and leanness (Phil. 4:12).
Remember, God's Son gets the ultimate credit (Col. 1:17-18).
Be sure to care for your own family (1 Tim. 5:8).
Discern needs and meet them (Titus 3:14).
View time not only in terms of time management, but also in light of the long-term implications of your decisions (2 Cor. 4:16-18; 2 Pet. 3:8-13).
Help each employee discern the best thing to do (1 Thess. 5:14-15).
Be willing to change your opinions (2 Cor. 5:16-17; Philem. 10-14).