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.
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.
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.
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.