Wow! I regulary read Shane Duffey's blog, "What Leadership Demands", for completely practical and often convicting leadership tips. I must say, as I read his blog on confrontation today, I was extremely convicted, challenged, and left searching for the answer to this question..."Do I confront the people I lead often enough?" I highly recommend that you check out the entire post, but check out this blurb
"Those who don’t care don’t confront.
See if this rings true to you… If there is an issue that you know needs to be confronted and it isn’t, how often does the one not confronting end up talking ABOUT the person or situation that needs to be challenged instead of TO the person or persons that need to be confronted? My experience is that it happens about 100% of the time. If I’m not mistaken, talking ABOUT someone instead of TO someone is called gossip… or more clearly, sin. (God considers gossip a pretty big deal here but provides us a method to deal with it here.)
I have some confronting to do, and some amends to make for the gossip that happened instead of confrontation! YOU?