Center for Compassionate Leadership

The Outer Circle of the Center for Compassionate Leadership’s Model: Compassion for the Greater Good

The Outer Circle of the Center for Compassionate Leadership’s Model: Compassion for the Greater Good

Compassion for the greater good is the outer circle of the Center for Compassionate Leadership’s model. Without an anchoring in our interconnectedness with everyone and everything, self-compassion and compassion for others can quickly devolve into narcissism or manipulation.

Compassionate Leadership Practice Series: Note to a Dear Friend, a Self-Compassion Exercise

Compassionate Leadership Practice Series: Note to a Dear Friend, a Self-Compassion Exercise

How kind is that voice in your head, toward YOU? When you make a mistake, or are struggling in a situation, or something really tough is happening in your life, how do you speak to yourself? Whether you are new to compassion practices or an experienced practitioner, this is a short, simple, effective exercise that will offer you new awareness and a path towards self-kindness.

The Heart of the Center for Compassionate Leadership’s Model: Self-Compassion

The Heart of the Center for Compassionate Leadership’s Model: Self-Compassion

At the heart of our Compassionate Leadership model is the innermost circle representing self-compassion. Compassionate Leadership as developed in our model is built from the inside out. It is critical to stand in a position of authentic grounding in our truest self. Before we can effectively lead others, we must be an effective leader of our own life.

Compassionate Leadership Practice Series: Ready, Set, Go – A Compassion Reset

Compassionate Leadership Practice Series: Ready, Set, Go – A Compassion Reset

Did you ever wish you had a reset button to change your mood or create an open mindset? Discover this simple, effective tool that anyone can use, whether you are new to compassion practices or an experienced practitioner. This personal reset practice is patterned after a practice doctors and nurses rely on during the very brief time available moving from patient to patient.

Closing the Compassion Gap – Dr. Helen Riess on the Role of Empathy and Compassion in Healthcare

Closing the Compassion Gap – Dr. Helen Riess on the Role of Empathy and Compassion in Healthcare

In her keynote at the 2019 Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference, Helen Riess, MD, discusses the origins of the compassion gap, why it matters, and the way forward for those wanting to strengthen the state of compassionate care in American medicine.

Are Fearless Organizations Poised for Success in Today’s Fast Paced Economy?

Are Fearless Organizations Poised for Success in Today’s Fast Paced Economy?

Imagine an organization where employees felt free to go with their gut, speak up, and do what is best for the greater good. Amy Edmondson calls it "the fearless organization,” and offers compelling evidence that this is the style of organization necessary to succeed in today’s fast-paced economy. She shared her newest findings in an inspiring keynote “The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Compassion and Collaboration” at the 2019 Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference.

It Takes a Leader to Create a Culture of Compassion

It Takes a Leader to Create a Culture of Compassion

When it comes to creating a culture of compassion in healthcare, setting the tone starts at the top. As we heard at the 2019 Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference, industry leaders are rising to the occasion and using science and compassion to better serve stakeholders at all levels.

Can Customer-Focused Brands Teach Healthcare Anything About Compassion?

Can Customer-Focused Brands Teach Healthcare Anything About Compassion?

The need for compassion is almost universally recognized in healthcare, but there is a “disconnect” between recognizing that need and meeting it. As we learned at the 2019 Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference, applicable best practices are all around us – in customer-focused brands like Starbucks, Nordstrom, and the Boston Red Sox.