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Being a Caring Leader: Compassion and Forgiveness

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from Moral Intelligence: Enhancing Business Performance and Leadership Success (9780132349864) by Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel, Ph.D.. Available in print and digital formats.

Compassion is the heart of leadership: lessons from the experiences of world-class executives.

When you are a leader, embracing your responsibility to serve others flows into compassion. Actively caring about others means that you do things that actively support their personal choices. Sometimes, it means you care about others’ goals as much as they do. At times, you might find yourself taking their goals more seriously than they feel able to...