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If not careful, your temper will undermine your talent and left unchecked can wreck your career.
One of the most valuable assets a public leader must have in today’s diverse culture is the ability to relate to and get along well with people. All people. Jesus commanded us to love them, not like them. Why? Because love is a decision of the will. Like is of the emotions.
Whether the manager or the maintenance person, people are key to our success or failure.
While they may push your buttons don’t allow them to push you over the edge.
They will if you let them and more likely you, not them, will be the one characterized as “the problem.”
Let them push, but don’t budge. One of the greatest weapons the devil will use against us, is us.
You may be the most talented leader in the world, but it is temperament not talent that will cause people to go the extra mile for you – even sometimes the button pushers.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is the knack of getting along with people.
– Theodore Roosevelt
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men (and women). Romans 12:18
Dorothy Burton is a conference and keynote speaker; and, workshop leader for various organizations across the country. As a author and speaker, Dorothy writes, speaks and teaches to inspire, encourage and enlighten in the areas of leadership, purpose, faith and culture. She uses her gift of communication, principled and pragmatic approach to leadership to help leaders and those aspiring to lead, learn and discover more effective ways to lead, communicate, work and serve.
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Published on Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 2:02 PM CDT