Last night, a client who is also a good friend and a brother in Christ messaged me. He asked, “Do you think there is any chance of civility in this country anymore?” Figuring he was referring to the State of the Union dustup, I replied, “There is always a chance, but the two parties’ leaders need to show the way. Pelosi and Trump won’t get that done. Both are petulant children.”

Now, depending the side of the aisle on which you sit, you may not like that last statement. Well … the truth hurts and that statement is the truth. We have fallen into this mode of “If you don’t agree with me, then I must hate you.” That is a massive fallacy. We don’t have to agree with everything someone believes in order to extend brotherly/sisterly love to them. Jesus reminded us in the second part of the Great Commandment “… love your neighbor as yourself.”

In politics, in society and in business, we are never going to agree 100 percent with those around us. But to succeed in any endeavor, we must work together and that requires a little grace, a little mercy and a whole lotta love (to quote Led Zeppelin). As leaders, it is our duty to model that behavior and show the way. Let’s start today!

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