"For the love of money is a root of all kinds
of evil. Some people, eager for money, have
wandered from the faith and pierced themselves
with many griefs" - 1 Timothy 6:10.
Money is not the problem in the life of a company or an individual. It is the love of money that causes all kinds of problems. Leaders must first be aware of this personal danger for, if they do their job well, they will probably be rewarded financially. If their organization is successful, then the company will also have abundant financial resources. The only antidote for the love of money is generosity and giving, so leaders must develop this trait in their own lives and then help their companies develop a corporate sense of community service and generosity. This isn't just good business, this is a moral necessity!
LEADERSHIP STEP: First, examine your personal giving habits. Do you give your time, money, talent and expertise to other people and organizations? Second, do an audit of your organization's generosity, even if you are supported by the donations of others? Once you assess where you and your organization are, then your Step today is to determine how you, your family or your company can be more generous in to escape the love-of-money's evil and dangerous hold.