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Leading So People Will Follow by Erika Andersen

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What Is True Generosity?

We tend to think of generous people as those who share material wealth: giving to charity, buying expensive gifts, or taking the in-laws out for dinner. In business, we think of generous leaders as those who provide a way for their people to share materially in the success of the company—through raises, profit sharing, or a bonus system. All of these things can be good, but they are only part of true generosity. As I’ve noted with Danny, truly generous leaders share the wealth on many levels. For example, they are quick to give others credit for their good efforts and new ideas. They’re also generous with their knowledge, sharing information with those who need it and teaching others around them how to do what they themselves ...

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