". . . who despises a vile person
but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind . . . " - Psalm 15:4.
Leaders often lead change initiatives, which may involve changes in marketing, strategy, services, products or personnel. One thing leaders cannot and should not change is their commitments. In the midst of change, integrity, promises and commitments to customers and employees must be honored or else leaders forfeit one of their most precious and important leadership commodities, which is integrity. Today's verse stresses how important keeping one's word is to the Lord and one's relationship with Him.
LEADERSHIP STEP: As your organization navigates the seas of change, today you should consider the things you will never change, which are your commitments and values. How well do you keep your word? Do you say "I'll get back to you" and then don't? Take 15 minutes and reflect on your personal and corporate integrity, and see if there is any room for changing your follow through on commitments and vows.