Is there room for more connectivity and compassion in a practical leadership context? Why bother with them anyway? And why is developing such soft skills so hard?
Connective Leadership – Compassion in action
The public profile of a powerful leader is someone who’s tough, decisive, hard-nosed, results-driven - who puts business before benevolence. But truly great leaders have the confidence and courage to cultivate connectivity and compassion. Human kindness? But also practical business sense. If you want committed action and superior performance, you have to connect with peoples’ feelings first. And connectivity is compassion in action.
Bill Cropper runs a suite of highly regarded clinics on relational, emotional and conversational leadership. His last Leadership Lounge covered 7 Practices of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders. In this lounge, he delves deeper into the 2nd of those practices – connective leadership.
This insightful session will provoke lively reflection on the role connectivity and compassion can play to lift leadership to another level. They’re not only telling social and emotional factors for vibrant, healthy workplaces - they’re also key to maintaining emotional balance, building up reserves of resilience, insulating us from the harmful effects of toxic emotions, relieving stress and re-energising and renewing yourself.
Topics we’ll unpack include:
Come along to this session to get a taste of connective leadership, try-out a technique or two to consciously cultivate connectivity and compassion and talk over the impact they might have on people, productivity, performance – and your own well-being, if you integrated them more into your leadership mix.