compassion

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.

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.

Compassion Tech – Can an App Empower Compassion, Introspection, and Humanity?

Compassion Tech – Can an App Empower Compassion, Introspection, and Humanity?

We just recently discovered a wonderful app that offers you a daily routine to help you feel a little more connected to the rest of humanity. The app is called Daily Haloha, and I am so appreciative to have found it. After only a week of engaging, I can’t wait for each day’s fill in the blank.

Where Compassion and Healthcare Meet

Where Compassion and Healthcare Meet

Our first thoughts after attending this year’s Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference, which brought 600 leaders from around the globe to address urgent challenges in the healthcare system and collaborate on solutions by putting compassion at the core of practice for patients, providers, systems and institutions.

How Can I Make My Boss a Compassionate Leader?

How Can I Make My Boss a Compassionate Leader?

When you work for a challenging boss, especially one who does not treat those who work for them in a humane manner, it can be particularly hard to view that harsh boss as a fellow human. Starting from a place of shared humanity is the single most important step you can take to help your boss grow into a more compassionate leader.