Leadership is influence, and good, positive leadership influences others in the direction of good and positive growth. How a leader lives, his lifestyle, choices, and actions are an essential part of the influencing they do. But the critical tool in powerful leadership is the words that a leader speaks. If a leader wants God to bless and use them in the lives of others they must speak in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Here are some verses that I have memorized and meditate on to help me to speak and write to people in the most powerful way.
Titus 2:8 & 11 the Lord’s bond-servant must be sound in speech which is beyond reproach. . .not argumentative.
Titus 3:2 To malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.
2 Timothy 2:24-25 The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.