Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. PROVERBS 19:27 We will never reach a point at which we know everything there is to know about life, about our spouses, about our professions, or about anything else. But we do sometimes run into […]
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. PROVERBS 25:21-22 Before you start looking for ways you can help that guy at […]
1. The Golden Rule can be used by everyone and can be used with everyone. 2. Everyone desires respect, trust, and understanding. 3. There is no one too little or too dirty to receive goodness and kindness from us. 4. Dealing with some personality types seems to bring more of […]
1. Launch “Operation Regardless” Operation regardless is your commitment to treating everyone—all the time—correctly. It is a determination to alter the way you look at people and situations. Many times we operate with a filter that adjusts our response depending upon the situation or the person we are dealing with. […]
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. PROVERBS 17:28 Have you ever been in a meeting with an unfamiliar coworker who insisted on asking stupid questions or making dumb, irrelevant comments? Few things are more frustrating than listening to such […]
There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: righteous men who get what the wicked deserve, and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve. ECCLESIASTES 8:14 We need to guard against developing a personal sense of manifest destiny, the assurance that certain outcomes are inevitable. Salvation is not […]
1. Pressures can cause either a severe breakdown shatter or a hairline ethics fracture. 2. Our response is usually to crack, melt, or stumble. 3. When we get squeezed our character flows. 4. Pressure can cause us to lose our Ethical North.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.—Abraham Lincoln