A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. (2 Timothy 2:24 NLT)
What I love and appreciate so much about Biblical wisdom is that it’s usually not complicated. It may be challenging or counter-intuitive or controversial, but it’s rarely obtuse. Paul packed a ton of practical advice into this single sentence, saving Timothy the trouble of having to attend leadership seminars.
Pay close attention to leaders who consistently do the following:
*) engage in & promote healthy conflict within the team, building a culture of openness and trust
*) coach, correct & discipline others without being a jerk or a creep, establishing legitimate and secure authority
*) share, rather than horde, knowledge, freely giving of themselves
*) maintain a cool exterior during difficult conversations, modeling grace and respect
I hope to someday write a sentence that impactful.