Tag: Relationships

Choice #4: Choose to be a thankful person – Part 2

Choice #4: Choose to be a thankful person – Part 2

Years ago, I got into the practice of periodically sending out personal “thank you” notes to my subordinates. The impact initially stunned me; I had recipients coming up to me with tears in their eyes. This simple act of heart-felt recognition took a few minutes of my time – but you would have thought I'd … Continue reading Choice #4: Choose to be a thankful person – Part 2

Choice #4: Choose to be a thankful person – Part 1

Choice #4: Choose to be a thankful person – Part 1

By this point in our journey toward building a blessed leadership attitude, we have declared that God is in control; we have determined to exercise the mental and spiritual discipline to  fill our minds with God's thoughts; and we have made a commitment to speak positively about others. Now we add to those components the … Continue reading Choice #4: Choose to be a thankful person – Part 1

Choice #3 – Choose to speak positively about others – Part 2

Choice #3 – Choose to speak positively about others – Part 2

Here's another hard-won lesson I've learned about trying to speak only positively about others: My first impressions of subordinates, colleagues and my own superiors – whether in secular service or the ministry – has almost always been wrong. As I have worked with people and gotten to know them better, generally my assessment of their … Continue reading Choice #3 – Choose to speak positively about others – Part 2

Choice #3: –Choose to speak positively about others – Part 1

Choice #3: –Choose to speak positively about others – Part 1

This third component of a winning, God-honored attitude is incredibly important – and it is one of the easiest to violate; it goes contrary to our selfish, fallen nature, after all. But speaking positively about others is nothing less than a command direct from the Word of God: “Don’t criticize and speak evil about each … Continue reading Choice #3: –Choose to speak positively about others – Part 1