A Vendor Rebuke
By: Rick Boxx
February 14, 2012
A former printer delivered a project that was going to represent our organization visually to thousands of people. Upon review the colors didn’t match what we had requested.
My tendency is to lean towards being a people pleaser so I struggled with what to do. My assistant at the time, however, knew what needed to be done.
“We can’t send this out looking like this.” she said, “They’ll have to do it again.” The next day we had our project back looking much better. I was glad my assistant held them accountable.
Leviticus 19:17 teaches, “Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt.”
Rebuking a vendor in love can maintain your excellence, as well as theirs.
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