A recent article by Patrick Leddin identified how smart leaders listen to three voices: the voice of truth, the voice of encouragement, and the voice of challenge.
A couple of highlights deserve our attention.
The voice of truth represents an environment created by a leader that allows others to voice truth openly and honestly.
The voice of encouragement provides a proper perspective when life seems out of control. Without negating the seriousness of the situation, they encourage.
The voice of challenge appears when an environment welcomes differences. If everyone agrees, the right people may not be on the team.
Take time to read the article and consider what voices we listen to as leaders.