A Divisive Person
By: Rick Boxx
September 19, 2012
While working in an audit department of a major bank, I observed our department deteriorate after a new person was hired. She began spreading malicious rumors and trying to position herself for promotions.
She even undermined her boss, suggesting that he should be fired, so that she could be put in charge. Until she was terminated, the morale of the department suffered significantly. We experienced the discord that happens when one person begins stirring up dissension.
Titus 3:10 has some good advice for this situation. Paul taught, “Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.”
If you desire excellence in your organization don’t let a divisive person’s actions go unchecked. Warn them promptly, and if necessary dismiss them.
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