Our longing for true covenant love is strong as ever, but our hope to experience it has been devastated by many painful disappointments. Many of us feel deeply powerless about the future of our relationships.
Culture is never aspirational. If I want to have a culture of honor on my team, I cannot simply aspire to have it—I must intentionally create the experience of honor so that it to begin to impact the lives of the people around me.
We won’t be powerful in learning to exchange feedback until we consistently pursue growth and connection over self-protection. This is why it is critical to surround and align ourselves with people who share this goal!
Honor, like love, is an experience we create through specific practices. If leaders don’t cultivate these practices—first in their own lives, then on their teams, and then throughout their organizations—they cannot hope to foster a culture of honor.
When people reach out for help or resources for dealing with a relational problem, this is one of the first questions I ask them. Every relational solution I have to offer is based on the principles laid out in that book.
Every leader has their own journey into leadership. To paraphrase Shakespeare, some people are born leaders, others achieve leadership, and some have leadership thrust upon them. But whatever the steps of the journey, certain qualities will emerge that reveal the call to leadership in your life.