I come from a family of people with a generous spirit. This has very little to do with money, even though they would give their last if circumstances required it. Having a generous spirit can sometimes be inherent and sometimes it is a way of being which is learned or uncovered. For me, I can’t remember any time my family wasn’t consistently generously spirited with me. As the youngest of 5 perhaps it was one of the biggest advantages of being the “baby” of the family.
I have met generously spirited people outside of my family and they are always noticeable, in that they are mainly quietly confident, have kind eyes and are usually wise. I have worked with many bosses, and although I respect a lot of them for the variety of skills they were expert in, the ones who I would describe as generous in spirit have been few and far between. They are the leaders I remember.