Sit Down, Shut Up, and Watch

// July 22nd, 2011

If you have known me for any length of time you have probably heard me say something I should not have said. The amount of times Julie has asked me my opinion on her new outfit or what she was wearing for the day and I have the audacity to say, “uh, it’s alright.”

Most people struggle with saying things they shouldn’t have at some point in their lives.

This week I am talking about relational leadership. The first truth I want to share to you is sit down, shut up, and watch. An easy concept, but difficult application.

James 1:19 (NIV)
[19] My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

Why?

How can we lead relationally if we know nothing about the people we lead? Maybe you have been directing too much instead of empowering your people to lead. So take a step back, sit down, and listen to the people you lead. Learn their gifts, passions, and fears. Empower them to lead in their giftedness and see how it truly energizes them to do more.

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