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Leadership Issues: Confrontation Part 3

Zephaniah Gains Credibility-Zephaniah 2:4-15

While not everyone agreed with Zephaniah’s judgment on Judah, he gained widespread credibility due to his ability to confront tough issues. He called out specific groups of people to be judged for their sins, then named their specific sins. When leaders are willing to confront difficult issues, they win the respect of others.

How to Confront-1 Corinthians 5:1, 2

Most of us avoid confrontation; only a sadistic person likes it. So how do we confront in a healthy and effective manner? Try to follow these steps:

1. Address the issue immediately and personally.
2. Confront with the right spirit.
3. Start on a positive note.
4. Outline the problem.
5. Encourage a response.
6. Show that you understand the other person’s position.
7. Explain why the action is damaging.
8. Indicate the desired action.
9. Reiterate the positive strengths of the person.
10. Put the issue in the past.

Join me next time for Leadership Issues: Confrontation Part 4