By: Rick Boxx
May 12, 2015
Don shared that he was determined to begin purchasing businesses in related fields so that he could sell his customers more products and services and make more money. The next time I saw Don I asked how his acquisition strategy was going.
Don informed me that he had later discussed the strategy with his board. One of his wisest board members asked Don a profound question. “Are you doing this for your ego, or for the good of the company?”
Upon reflection, Don realized it was due to his own ego. Don dramatically modified his plan.
Proverbs 12:20 teaches, “Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.”
We all have wrong motives at times. A wise leader seeks and listens to discerning advisors.
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