At one point or another, every leader has been burned by a relationship they’ve been involved it.
The souring of a business relationship, the pain and rejection felt at the ending of a romantic relationship, feelings of betrayal when an employee defects to another business. We’ve all been there and felt the sting.
There are those who will face the slight with an unforgiving heart. Resolving to hold onto the pain and use it against anyone and everyone who may do them harm.
They think this will protect them. Building a wall and barrier between them and the hurt or possibility of hurt.
Instead, they’re creating a heart of bitterness. Pushing people and opportunities away while holding on to past wrongs.