"Love and faithfulness keep a king safe;
through love his throne is made secure" - Proverbs 20:28.
When leaders act or make decisions, they would do well to be guarded and guided by the values of love and faithfulness. Those two principles would be the strong foundation for any ethical leadership philosophy. This verse also seems to imply that the leaders who give love get love in return, and that helps make their leadership tenure meaningful and long-lasting. It may be strange to think of love in an organizational context, but God's ways are effective, not just in church but also in all life situations.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Set aside 45 minutes to consider how love can play a more important role in your leadership decisions and behavior. Go to 1 Corinthians 13, the well-known chapter on love, read it and then re-read it. Look at the various components of love as Paul described them, and evaluate your leadership style in light of those components. Why doesn't love play a more important role in your work life? What changes do you need to make based on 1 Corinthians 13?