When People Are Esteemed, Relationships Are Redeemed

dandelion.jpg Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth . . . Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, but who is able to stand before jealousy? Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful . . . Like a bird that wanders from its nest is a man who wanders from his place. . . . Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend . . . As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend . . . The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, and a man is valued by what others say of him. Proverbs 27:1, 4-6, 8, 17, 21

Leaders know that people are an organization’s most appreciable asset; therefore, people skills are a leader’s most important attribute. Proverbs 27 presents some fundamentals on relationships. It teaches that if people are esteemed, relationships are redeemed.

  1. Don’t brag.
  2. Don’t envy.
  3. Be forthright.
  4. Don’t forsake your roots.
  5. Stay close.
  6. Add value.
  7. Don’t be moved by flattery.
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