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Why giving is leading

Nice post here showing a short clip from a talk given at Brigham Young University – Why Giving Matters by Arthur C. Brooks.

In the extract Barch has chosen for his blog, Brooks outlines research that shows people who give are seen by others as natural leaders.

Since many leaders are all about acquiring – power, control, influence, bigger office, bigger salary – this is a good reminder of the principle of servant leadership – you got to give before people will really see you as a leader. It’s about recognizing selflessness. People who give will tend to be driven more by principle and what’s right than by what they can get out of something. Therefore others will trust them more as leaders.

Click here for the one minute clip


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