Master communication and you manage conflict!
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)
God rightly expects leaders to manage conflict. But how can you best accomplish this?
A good place to start is Proverbs 15:1 – yet while we often quote this verse, we seldom practice it. Sometimes only leaders are given liberty to express anger, and sooner or later this kind of unhealthy environment comes back to haunt them. Leaders must create safe places for communication.
The first seven verses of Proverbs 15 counsel on how to manage conflict.
1) Remain calm and gentle when confronting conflict, and your example will become contagious. (15:1)
2) Speak wisely, making sure your information is truthful and accurate. (15:2)
3) Remember, God is the ultimate Judge and will execute justice. (15:3)
4) Use your words to foster healing; fix the problem, not the blame. (15:4)
5) Stay teachable; be open to correction and quick to apologize when wrong. (15:5)
6) Add value to everyone who contacts you, even when you disagree. (15:6)
7) Speak words that spread knowledge and understanding. (15:7)
Heavenly Father, I praise You as the master Communicator. Help me become a master communicator by learning from Your Word, Your example, and people around me. May I always remain teachable. Bless me to be a great listener – to You, to my family, and to people you place around me. Help me apply the seven principles above, at home and at work. Bless those who read this message to do likewise. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
Link of the Day
Managing Conflict – articles from LeadershipJournal.net
Blessings to manage conflict God’s way!
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Much of today’s content comes from the Maxwell Leadership Bible. [http://www.amazon.com/Maxwell-Leadership-Bible-Lessons-Word/dp/0718006593/sr=1-1/qid=1164019285/ref=sr_1_1/002-4082520-3161654?ie=UTF8&s=books]