The real gift is not that which is given, though, as much as it is the fact that something was given. The impact, then, becomes the goodwill and spiritual energy that passes between two individuals. The flow of generosity from one to another strengthens the bond between them. … Learning to give in this way elevates giving from an act to an art.
-From post 7/06/2011 by Ric Gonzalez, Woo Woo Leadership
While he may not see himself as such, Ed is a giver. Like any giving leader, Ed’s power is in a selfless approach to do no harm. Don’t misunderstand, Ed takes care of himself in order to better care for those he leads, influences, and serves.
As leaders, our goodwill toward another flows through the energy of a developed, casual style of being with. And this style is a result of our continual commitment to learn, grow, and develop; making self better to better serve others.
Act to Art
The impact of such a customized integrity is born into conscious presence by the act of giving. To actually give of oneself is no small thing. It takes energy to act, which is why it is so important that your energy is consistently restored. This keeps generosity in flow and moves the act to art.