One of the great principles of leadership, simple and overused, involves the nature of our influence. Jesus said we are the “salt of the earth” and “light of the world” (Mt. 5:13-16).
Throughout the letters written to specific individuals and the various churches of God’s people, the word salt is used twice (Col. 4:6; Jas. 3:12). In both the use of salt is connected to the tongue.
Words spoken carelessly and without thought can destroy our influence and once destroyed it is difficult, if not impossible, to regain.
The precedent of our words establish a leadership influence worthy of following.