Go Ye Therefore

Leadership Qualities: Generosity Part 5

Building Generosity Into Your Life

Nothing speaks to others more loudly or serves them better than a leader’s generosity. Effective leaders gather for others, then give it away. Consider several ways to cultivate generosity in your own life:

  1. Be grateful for whatever you have.
  2. Put people first.
  3. Don’t allow greed to control you.
  4. Regard money as a resource.
  5. Develop the habit of giving.

Sometimes we hold on to our possessions because we fear we might run out-life seems scarce. But when we believe that giving is the way to live, we will produce more in the future-life seems abundant. This is the life Jesus had in mind for us.

Can’t Love Without Giving-2 Corinthians 8:2-5

Paul encouraged generosity among the Corinthians by bragging on the poverty-stricken church in Macedonia, proving that liberality has nothing to do with feeling comfortable, having abundance, calculating what one can afford, or being coerced. Effective leaders are generous with themselves.

Join me next time for Leadership Issues: Compassion Part 1