Mark Cuban just announced he will give $35 million in bonuses to employees after selling a majority share in the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks franchise. This is considerably less than the $55 million Taylor Swift reportedly gave her employees at the end of her Eras Tour, but still a huge number.
Whether it’s a bonus or a paycheck, most of us can’t even wrap our heads around having that much money, let alone giving it to employees. But leaders don’t have to sign six- and seven-figure checks to make bonuses and benefits meaningful to employees.
You can show leadership and generosity without signing massive checks. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
You don’t need to suffer to be generous
Neither Cuban nor Swift will suffer any hardship because of the amount of money they gave in unexpected bonuses. Cuban has an estimated net worth of over $6 billion, while Swift comes in at an estimated $1.1 billion. Cuban’s bonuses are 0.5 percent of his net worth, while Swift’s bonuses clock in at 5 percent of her net worth.
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