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.
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 middle circle of the Center for Compassionate Leadership’s Model is where the rubber meets the road. While the inner circle – self-compassion – and the outer circle – compassion for the greater good – both provide a foundation for acting compassionately in the world, compassion for others is where we interact and live in the world.
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.
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.
“How do we save ourselves, and how do we save the world?” That question (one we frequently hear at the Center for Compassionate Leadership) was at the core of the Wisdom 2.0 Mindfulness in America conference. Here’s just a taste of the insights we gained from the likes of Soren Gordhamer, Richard Davidson, Sharon Salzberg, Dan Siegel, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Rhonda V. Magee, and David Simas.
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.
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.