"The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit,
and whoever protects their master will be honored" - Proverbs 27:18.
Leaders usually have many people serving them, both personally and professionally. These people often serve with distinction and are an important part of every leader's work and any organizational success achieved. Today's verse indicates that those servants and team members are worthy of honor along with the leader. Leaders should remember that any success they enjoy is not due to their efforts exclusively but rather to the efforts of the team. Therefore, leaders should be part of the process to proactively and creatively honor those who serve them day-in and day-out with distinction and excellence.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to examine who in your world serves you well and is deserving of a special blessing or some recognition. Make a list of everyone whom you need to recognize for outstanding service to you. Then be creative and think of personal and special ways to bless and honor them. It can be a personal note from you, a special gift, a small (or elaborate) ceremony, something nice for their families, a group outing, or simply some extra time off.