Peaceful moves produce peaceful resultsPublished 8:57pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Family members disagree, board members disagree, committee members disagree and even community residents disagree. There is no doubt to the fact disagreement can unveil opportunities for growth and improvement if taken advantage of.
When conflict arises in any setting, it is pertinent not to assume or profess to be the only wise voice in the group so as not to arouse moves that promote instability. Let your team members acknowledge your gift and use it if they have to. It is alright for individuals in any situation to act and react differently based on their personalities but peace gets affected when disrespect takes center stage. Even a peace strategist gets offended if pushed too far; but still, our community needs more peace makers.
I realize you can easily undermine peace by seeing everything about the people or someone around you to be appalling. Great strategists focus more on consequential solutions than on people’s weaknesses because we all have weaknesses. It is also possible to undercut peace by not thoroughly evaluating or having foresight as to the effect of the input or action that you initiate. Selma’s Zeigler Meats, for example, end up tasty and delicious because quality raw meat and ingredients are utilized. What ever caliber of input you bring into play affects the output. If the action that you initiate is troublesome, the output will be troublesome.
When you respect the people you live or work with and do not selfishly and unnecessarily rock the boat, your team members and leaders will respect you and make life easier for you.
The team setting, as I always write or talk about, includes your community or any group you are constantly part of. It is essential to position yourself as a peacemaker because of the earthly and heavenly benefits.
Peaceful moves produce peaceful outcomes; indecent maneuvering produces indecent outcomes. When you draw near to peace with your leadership and non leadership styles, peace will reciprocally draw near to you and your team. The best prescription for peace is love. If you meaningfully walk in love, it takes away peace destabilizers like envy, covetousness, hate, impatience, arrogance, pompousness, disrespect and the inability to apologize if need be.