Go Ye Therefore

Leadership Qualities: Relationships Part 6

Partnerships-Proverbs 13:20

You become like those with whom you partner. Choose your partners for many of the same reasons a leader chooses his or her inner circle. Choose those who add value to you and can benefit from you. Both leaders and organizations should see improvement for having entered into partnership.

When People Are Esteemed-Proverbs 27:1-21

Leaders understand that people represent an organization’s most appreciable asset. No resource is more valuable than people. Therefore, people skills represent a leader’s most important attribute.

This text presents some fundamentals on relationships. It teaches that if people are esteemed, relationships are redeemed. Leaders can learn at least the following principles from this chapter:

  1. Don’t brag-Leaders understand how little they get from self-promotion.
  2. Don’t envy-Leaders sabotage themselves if their motive is to keep up with others.
  3. Be forthright-Leaders don’t fear confrontation, but speak the truth in love.
  4. Don’t forsake your roots-Leaders understand the power of relational heritage.
  5. Stay close-Leaders work at maintaining relationships and meeting needs.
  6. Add value-Leaders sharpen those with whom they come in contact.
  7. Don’t be moved by flattery-Stay humble or you will stumble.

Join me next time for Leadership Qualities: Relationships Part 7