"When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given,
they held the king in awe, because they saw that he
had wisdom from God to administer justice" - 1 Kings 3:28.
Leaders must operate with wisdom, but that wisdom must be focused and practical. In the case of Solomon, he chose to apply his wisdom from God to judge the people with justice. The people loved the king because they both 'heard' and 'saw' his values in action when he judged between the two women, each claiming a child was theirs. Values must and will be reflected in two places, the checkbook and the calendar, for them to be true values and not just talk. When people behold consistency as leaders express positive values, they will tend to hold the leaders in high esteem.
LEADERSHIP STEP: In W9D3, you were given an assignment to write out your personal values. Have you completed this exercise yet? If not, you cannot put it off any longer, for you must recognize what your values are for people to 'hear' and 'see' them as in this verse. In W9D3 you have a worksheet to guide you through the process. If you have done this, then take the same form and develop with your team the values, standards or norms for your organization.