When someone is isolated from a group they belong to, we tend to identify it as alienation.
Leaders have an opportunity to influence others for the Lord, for the betterment of life, and growth in the kingdom.
When we are driven to prove a point or advance our agenda, we can alienate those we try to influence, and we lose credibility.
When we lose our credibility and influence, two things happen: 1) a wall of defense is erected, and 2) we drive the other person deeper into their convictions.
The cause of Christ is too great to alienate someone from the greater good.