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Lessons for Leaders: The Gift of Giving by Wayne Pederson
I grew up poor and was brought up to be very frugal.
I worked my way through university and seminary, skimping in food and clothes.
Those habits became very ingrained in my life.
Now that I’m a bit more financially secure, I’m trying to unlearn those habits and learning to be more generous.
- Generous with my time.
- Generous with my attention on others.
- Generous with my resources.
And it feels good to be a giver, to live a life of generosity.
I still have a long ways to go on learning to be generous.
But now as a leader, I’m finding how in the workplace, people respond to generosity. If you’re not naturally a generous leader, try it.
Give things away. Finances, control, time, attention, gifts. You’ll be amazed at the response.
Jesus said: When you give, you will also get. Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure.
Wayne Pederson is the president of Reach Beyond and has provided leadership to some of the top media ministries in the country including Moody Radio, Northwestern Radio, National Religious Broadcasters and Mission America Coalition.
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