"But woe to you who are rich,
for you have already received your comfort" - Luke 6:24.
When companies and organizations are successful, there is usually a monetary return and reward for that success. Effective leaders don't allow money to cover up the problems in their organizations, and those same leaders can also help their organizations be sensitive to the needs that exist in their communities and even among the families of their employees. They can then help direct organizational finances toward helping those in need, which may be in the form of cash or employees volunteering in the community among the poor. This will help keep greed and a money-only focus from infecting the organization.
LEADERSHIP STEP: What is your organization's position toward the poor and needy? If your focus is only on the needs in your immediate world, you can lose touch with how people are suffering all around you in the community and world. Today, examine two things: what your company (or family) does to help the poor and what do you do personally? Then help lead a company discussion around opportunities to make a difference where profit is not involved.