“I have yet to find a man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” Charles Schwab
I worked for a manager several years back who would say; “if you take care of those who are under you, they will take care of you.”
Our attitude and approach in leadership will determine the type of work accomplished. If our leadership is dictatorial, constantly looking at the negative, and criticizing the efforts of others, there will be consistent challenges to reaching goals.
The results of a positive spirit of approval have been proven over and over. The idea is exactly the same within the spiritual realm.
Our leadership will excel when a spirit of approval is demonstrated, rather than one of criticism. The world has plenty of critics. It seems natural to offer criticism, even when praise is necessary. God intended the church to be a refuge.
If we want success in our leadership, the thought here is worth considering.