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3 Key Words of Advice For Leaders

 3 Key Words of Advice For LeadersThe New Testament book of James has 3 key words of advice for .  In the New Testament there are several men who carry the name James.  Many believe that the writer of this epistle is either James, the apostle or James, the brother of .

Many believe that the writer of this book is James the brother of due to the fact that James, the apostle was killed by Herod in A.D. 44.  This took place before this epistle was written.

James, the brother of , emerged as a strong of the early .  When James wrote his epistle he was attempting to give good advice to the growing .

His became quite impressive through several events in the early .  Peter reported to James after the miracle of his escape from Herod’s prison (Acts 12:17)  James was the over the first Jerusalem Council. (Acts 15:13-21)  Paul consulted James during his first mission trip (Gal. 1:19) and it was to James that Paul brought a collection of money to help the poor. (Acts 21:17-25)

With all his involvement as a James has some great advice for .  In his epistle chapter 1 verses 19-22 he gives this guidance for :

1.  Lead with you ears.

2.  Follow up with your tongue.

3.  Leave anger far behind.

These three keys to can help anyone.  More listening and less talking will enable all to become a stronger influence.  Listen!  Listen a lot!  Be sure the things you say are being directed by considerable thinking.  Hearing should always come before speaking.

If speaking takes place before a willingness to hear never forget these words of James:

…..the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on by a small spark. The tongue also is a , a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on , and is itself set on by hell.  (James 3:5-6)

Whoever you have been called to lead, start by leading with your ear first?  Don’t let your tongue get ahead of you!  This is great advice from James.

Dale Roach

 3 Key Words of Advice For Leaders

Dale Roach

Dale is the creator of "Like A Team."He has been working with businesses, charity organizations, volunteer groups and church groups in the development of teamwork for over 25 years.The goal of "Like A Team" is to help share the knowledge and skills of healthy team creators across the planet.
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