Chapter 29 - Leadership and Wisdom.
"A fool vents all of his feelings
but a Wise man holds them back."
The epitome of foolishness is thinking that everyone else is interested in his feelings and opinions. The Fool feels they have not only the right, but also the obligation to inflict his opinions on others.
The Wise man know that there are appropriate times and appropriate places to share opinions and feelings. This time and place is not Public and is not on social media. There is a fitting season for venting frustrations and feelings. Discretion must be used.
"If a ruler listens to lies all his servants become wicked."
All leaders will inevitably have those who want to use the power of the leader for his or her personal gain. They will use deceit and dishonesty for their on advancement. Leaders must set high standards and expectations for behavior. If dishonesty is allowed to exist in an organization, the organization will become corrupt. An organization is doomed to failure when corruption is allowed to take hold.
The Proverbs Project
For the next 30 days, I intend to read and reflect on one chapter in the book of Proverbs.