Let me suggest that we honour God not for what we know of Him or what He reveals to us but for what He conceals and we honour those in leadership over us for what they explain in their transparency.
If 1 Corinthians gives us unparalleled insight into the everyday life of a New Testament church, 2 Corinthians offers us a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of the apostle whose work founded and built that church. We see Paul at work, teaching and exemplifying transparency, joy, good relationships, sincerity, reputation, service, humility, leadership, performance and accountability, reconciliation, working with nonbelievers, encouragement, generosity, timely fulfillment of obligations, and the proper use of wealth.
We still do not know the strategic thinking of a leader who looks at their world from a totally different perspective than those who follow whether that is 30,000 feet above the earth or in the depths of the ocean.
If you take the impurities out of silver, an artist can produce a thing of beauty and if you keep the ungodly advisors away from a leader then their leadership will be know for its justice.
Leadership must begin with us. Our first priority must be to successfully lead ourselves. Part of the beauty of Proverbs is this book causes us to take a good look at ourselves. As in every instance the Word of God is a mirror that allows us to see ourselves more clearly. Sometimes we will like what we see and other times we might be disgusted by what we see. Whenever we are disgusted by what we see we should embrace the challenge to change what we see. No matter we may face we must know that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. We have the power to change.