Monday, May 5, 2014

Leadership Promises - To Communicate, Listen

"Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, each one came from his own place . . . For they had made an appointment together to come and mourn with him, and to comfort him. And when they raised their eyes from afar, and did not recognize him, they lifted their voices and wept; and each one tore his robe and sprinkled dust on his head toward heaven. So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights,and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great." Job 2: 11–13
Leadership Promises - To Communicate, Listen
Leadership Promises - To Communicate, Listen.
Job's friends wanted to help. They felt his pain and were horrified to see a friend in such need. Mercifully, they kept their mouths shut for one whole week. They sat with their friend and listened.

These friends realized an important truth: People don't lose intimacy when they stop talking, but when they stop listening. Leaders seldom realize how much their listening empowers the other person. Because they are leaders, the sheer act of listening speaks volumes that even a great speech can't communicate.
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible
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