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Are you ever tempted to fire off a nasty memo to a co-worker?

WRITTEN BY STEVE MARR
THURSDAY, 11 JULY 2019

Proverbs states, "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger" (Proverbs 15:1 NASB).

Co-workers will make mistakes, lose customers, or treat others badly. If we fire off a nasty response, we create two negatives. First, we pour gasoline on the fire by ratcheting up the conflict. Next, a smoking gun is created that could shoot back at you in the future. Many embarrassing memos were written in anger. Stick to the facts, be objective, and look for solutions, not fights, to improve your business.

In the Word

Proverbs states, "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger" (Proverbs 15:1 NASB).

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With all the temptations to give in to greed, cutting corners, and taking advantage of people, every Christian business leader must ask, "Will I be a person of integrity?" Check out Steve Marr's new book "Integrity in the Workplace"

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