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Breakfast with Solomon - Proverbs 20:2

Proverbs 20:2

"The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; he who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life"

The idea is that the leader of any venture has a plan and an expectation; and the person who blocks, interrupts, redirects, or cancels that expectation of the leader will provoke the wrath of the leader.

Anger is the reaction to unmet expectations. It is not the only reaction, but it is a major reaction to unmet expectations. Every leader has a preferred future – a vision of how things would be in a perfect world. It is these future pictures that form the expectation and battle plan of the leader. Do not get in the way of that or you will be seen as a mutineer. You will be forfeiting your life within that organization.

Leaders expect to have their expectations carried out even when they are not communicated clearly. They still expect people to just somehow know what they are interested in. The anticipation of the leader’s expectation is the key to promotion in any organization. The quickest way to stalled development – or even being fired from an organization – is to cross the expectation of the leader.

Until tomorrow,

Gil Stieglitz

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