A Teachable Spirit
My friend, Larry, was interviewing for a position to run the operations of a large privately-owned business. They also wanted him to mentor the CEO’s son, with the intent that this CEO’s son would eventually preside over the family business.
During the interview the CEO’s son pointedly asked Larry, “Can you train me to eventually lead this organization?” Larry responded, “That’s up to you. If you have a teachable spirit I can train you to run this business.” Larry got the job.
Proverbs 9:8 says, “Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, reprove a wise man and he will love you.”
When you’re looking for younger leaders to invest your time with, first look for those with a teachable spirit. It will be far more fruitful.
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