“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

~ Kahlil Gibran


By David Horsager

Some people are takers and some people are givers. Takers are only in relationships to receive. Givers invest in others. Natural givers are the happiest people I know.

Consider how to be a giver of:

  • Attention: Can you notice or acknowledge people more?
  • Resources: Can you set a plan to give away a larger percentage of your income every year?
  • Time: Can you spend more time making a positive difference?
  • Opportunity: Can you give someone a chance or an opportunity?
  • Help: Can you help someone in a practical way? (Horsager, 2010 p.188)

From: Horsager, D. (2010). The trust edge: how top leaders gain faster results, deeper relationships, and a stronger bottom line. Minneapolis: Summerside Press

Reprinted with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-3114,

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