November 24th Daily Leadership Message Scriptures and Quotes



How are you doing when it comes to communication? Are you well connected to all of your teammates? Have you neglected some people or excluded them from your circle of communication? Or have you isolated yourself from others for the sake of being more productive? Anytime you’re on a team but not communicating with team members, the team suffers.

To improve your communication . . .

Be candid. Open communication fosters trust. Having hidden agendas, communicating to people via a third party, and sugarcoating bad news hurt team relationships. Think about a poor relationship you have with someone on your team. If you haven’t been candid with that person, then determine to change your ways. Your goal should be to speak truthfully but kindly to your teammates.

Be quick. If you tend to sit on things instead of saying them, force yourself to follow the twenty-four-hour rule. When you discover an issue with teammates, find the first reasonable opportunity to address it with them. And invite others to do the same with you.

Be inclusive. Some people hoard information unless forced to divulge it. Don’t take that approach. Include others if you can. Certainly you need to be discreet with sensitive information, but remember this: people are up on things they’re in on. Open communication increases trust, trust increases ownership, and ownership increases participation.


Daily Scripture
2 Timothy 2:16
But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart

Daily Quotes

If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten! And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing…” Monty Python

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”Mark Twain

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” Stephen King

Daily Storytelling Time

An autobiography in five very short chapters


I walk down the street. There’s a hole in the sidewalk.
It is a very deep hole. I fall in … I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.


I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in … again.
I can’t believe I’m in the same place, but it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.


I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there. I still fall in … it’s a habit, but my eyes are open.
I know where I am. It is my fault.
I get out immediately.


I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.


I walk down another street.

Author: Portia Nelson

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