Our culture thrives on the right or opportunity to disagree and argue. The result leads to dissension, division, discouragement, and disorder.
Joseph Addison said, “If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.”
This does not mean we agree with everyone, or that it is wrong to disagree. There may even be times we are required to discuss our differences with another person.
The far-reaching influence of leadership is determined by the manner in which differences are handled.
To make the greatest impact, let us begin by focusing on where we agree.