Do You Listen – I Mean Really Listen?
“Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed.” (Pro 15:22 NASB)
When we are in leadership, we often feel we need to be seen to have all the answers. Often we think we do have all the answers. The Scriptures are very clear that, despite our blind confidence, we don’t. We need others’ perspectives to get a holistic view.
Often in our business we are removed from the reality of day-to-day contact with customers and suppliers. Those on the front line will often have massive insights into our problems and opportunities.
Even when identified, open dialogue and input are desirable for a clear view. Proverbs 19:20 emphasizes the point, saying, “Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days” (NASB).
Quick Prayer: Lord, help me to listen to those You have placed around me. Amen.