Audio / Produced by The High Calling


I love the book of Proverbs with its 31 chapters . . . perfect for reading a chapter a day, month after month, year after year. This mighty collection of small sayings never fails to yield rich wisdom—much of it about our workdays.

Just listen: A man of understanding holds his tongue. A gossip betrays a confidence. A trustworthy person keeps a secret.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Few things can take down an office, destroy a team, or erode a reputation like loose talk. When a coworker shows off . . . or someone flirts . . . or a manager hurts your feelings . . . just breathe deeply and hold your proverbial tongue . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Originally aired in 2010.