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"The course really made me understand that compassion in this day and age is very important and helps you to look at life situations from a very different perspective." Sue Codi-King - Australian Institute of Marine Science

 

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"Connective Leadership: Compassion in action"

a KeyNote paper from a presentation by Bill  Cropper... Download KeyNotes   here.

 

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Compassionate Leadership: Making space for compassion in leadership, life and work

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Compassionate Leadership -- what this Program is About...

Compassionate bossMost leaders are conditioned to put business before benevolence - to lead with their heads, and leave their hearts apart. The public press profile of a good leader routinely includes attributes like tough, hard-nosed, ruthlessly-rational and results-driven. ‘Hard-headed’ (or is that ‘hearted'?) managers still associate compassion with being sentimental, mushy, or taking a too softly-softly approach when we should be business-like, stern and stoic..

Yet this is changing. More organisations are becoming interested in a more compassionate style of leadership - in leading with feelings. This shift towards more emotionally intelligent, caring, empathetic leadership begs the question: “What does it take to become a compassionate leader and how can I inspire my management teams and staff to become more caring when dealing with customers, clients and each other?”

What this clinic covers: Compassionate Leadership: Making space for compassion in leadership, life and work is an emotional intelligence Master Class for leaders who want to extend their ability to connect with others and become a more resonant and mindful leader.  It assumes you have already undertaken some learnings on fundamental practices for EI leaders -- like our Personal Mastery: Leading with EI clinic (or something similar).

Presented generally in a 1-day format, this insightful clinic looks at the role compassion plays in a practical leadership context and how you can use it to instil more connectivity, empathy and mindfulness into your leadership mix through active self-reflection.explores ways how to raise your level of emotional intelligence and mindfully integrate compassion into your leadership mix through resonance and active self-reflection.  The program aims to help you:

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See how well compassion fits with practical and productive leadership

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Assess your leadership levels of resonance and dissonance

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Experience how compassion helps handle hostility and toxic emotions

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Develop strategies to deter leader-stress and enact self-renewal

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Cultivate a more connective and resonant leadership style

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Explore exercises that help to maintain mental balance and emotional well-being

How do you know if this clinic is for you? Have you, as a leader...

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Reached the point where you know how much emotions really do matter for good leadership, good work, good relationships and good living?

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Realised that whatever leadership tasks you have, connecting with people comes first?

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Been looking for ways to lift or revitalise your leadership approach?

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Had any wake-up calls lately that alert you to the need to handle your stress differently?

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Been feeling burnt-out, fatigued, fed-up or been behaving in ways that leave you wondering?

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Felt restless, self-questioning – that there’s just something missing in your leadership mix?

Ć If you ticked 2 or more of these why not consider coming along?

Compassion and connectivity are not only decisive factors in creating vibrant, healthy work relationships. They’re also key to maintaining emotional balance, building up reserves of resilience, insulating yourself from the harmful effects of toxic emotions, relieving leader-stress, re-energise and renew. Topics we cover in this incisive program include:

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Compassion in a practical leadership context

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Unpacking the components of compassion

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Diagnosing dissonance – reinforcing resonance

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Foundations: understanding, empathy, & curiosity

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Mindfulness – why connective moments matter

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Even-mindedness - maintaining mental balance

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Mental practices to make room for compassion

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Leadership alert signals – stress, burn-out and wake up calls

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Using compassion to combat toxic emotions

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Hope, happiness and the health connection

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Role of compassion in relieving leader stress & renewal
 

 8 Read more on the subject of compassionate leadership on-line in our articles: "The Compassionate Leader" and "Compassionate Leadership".

8 Download our feature FactFiles and KeyNotes on compassion and connectivity and our seasonal newsletter featuring this topic: CC E-NEWS Issue-10.

8 Download course Brochure or Directory Outlinefor more information, course outline and registration form.    Flyer    Outline

8 See our current Schedule of Public Programs for dates and locations of upcoming clinics near you.  Scheduled Dates

  

*Note: Pre-requisite for this program: Prior learning on the subject of Leading with Emotional Intelligence. It will be assumed you are already aware of the fundamental concepts about emotional intelligence and key principles for leading with EI.

 

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