Written by Kevin Kruse.
Can caring be a competitive advantage?
Oftentimes leaders feel as though they have to have a disciplinary hand when it comes to dealing with employees. There is a fear that to give compassion means risking being taken advantage of. But what if utilizing compassion effectively made a better workplace and a more productive team? What if compassion, on a scientific level, created a better workforce?
Monica Worline is the founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches businesses ways to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and curiosity to bring their best work to life. She’s also a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and her new book is Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations. I recently interviewed Monica for The LEADx Podcast to uncover the facts behind compassionate leadership and its effect on the workplace.
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