On Being a Steward

Stewardship is an important concept in Christianity. The idea of being given responsibility over something that doesn’t belong to you.

It should be an important concept in business too.

You don’t “own” your employees. You don’t “own” your customers.

You are given them to take care of as if they belonged to you. But they don’t.

Your employees choose to be under your leadership.

Your customers choose to hire you instead of someone else.

Any given day, all of these can be taken away from you, especially if you abuse them.

If you want to increase your riches, understand that what you have is only on loan from somewhere else. Quit thinking like an owner.

Start thinking like a steward.

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