W9D3 - Values
W9D5 - Collaboration

W9D4 - Ethics

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction" - Proverbs 1:7.

Leaders are not exempt from or beyond the reach of God's ethical requirements, no matter where or who they lead. And this ethical mandate begins with having a teachable spirit, no matter how experienced or mature the leader is. If a leader does not have that spirit, then they despise wisdom and instruction and are missing the key component to learning, which is the fear of the Lord based in humility. Leaders must grow in their understanding of diversity, fair trade, finance, leadership styles, personality and any other knowledge that relates to their field of work. Once they have that ethical capacity and knowledge, then God expects them to do what they know is right to do.

LEADERSHIP STEP: You will not grow in your ethical awareness and wisdom where your occupation is concerned unless you acknowledge as a leader that you don't know it all and your perspective is not infallible or omniscient. Yesterday you were urged to take another look at your values. Today assess yourself where your values are concerned, scoring 1 (poor) to 5 (great), then have someone close to you do the same. Develop a plan for where you need to be more consistent to carry out your values, which is nothing more than another name for ethics.


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