Compassionate Leadership

Leadership Skills and Tips from a Gorilla, a Zoo, a Concerned Parent and a 3-Year-Old Boy

By Kristen Bakalar, Senior Leadership Consultant

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  1. Karen Eichstaedt, VP, People . . . says:

    Thank you so much for taking one small moment in time and stepping into the eye of the current planetary battle on millions of levels . . . learning to share and come through instead of taking “sides”. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall inherit the kingdom” Enlightened wisdom . . . loved your concept of “competitive compassion” . . . was even hard to type as it looks so absurd on paper! The internet is challenging . . . “here comes everybody” . . . but this is what we are working with as we see what we have become as humans. Much work to do . . . thanks for your contributions!

  2. Deborah Smith Cook says:

    Thank you for writing this. I was stunned when I read about the uproar about parent irresponsibility. As the very responsible mother of two grown sons, there were seconds when I turned my back and discovered that they were crawling as fast as they could toward a steep hill, or chasing a ball into the street, or reaching up for something on the counter. And they were “good” kids — but it happened in the blink of an eye. We have become a nation? population? — I don’t know how far to generalize — of judgers. So quick to leap to criticism and judgment without knowing all the circumstances of the situation. We have so focused on leading with intellect that we have neglected our hearts and yet all the things I know about leaders and good leadership is that it starts with connections and relationships. Of course we can’t just use our hearts either — it has to be a balance of heart and head. Thanks again for writing this. I’ll be sharing it with all my connections.

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