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Conscious Communicator Power Word #42 – COMPASSION

This week’s Power Word is about building relationships, “COMPASSION!”

I’m reading former NBA Coach Phil Jackson’s autobiography, “Eleven Rings.” In the book he offers a few gems of the leadership philosophy that allowed him to coach teams to 11 NBA Championships.

One of those philosophies was leading with COMPASSION.

Interestingly, back in 1995 I read an article about National Hockey League Hall of Famer Mark Messier’s leadership style.

Messier, the only player in NHL history to captain two different NHL teams to Stanley Cup Championships, offered COMPASSION as one of his leadership tenets as well.

Hmm, if COMPASSION is good enough for Messier and Jackson, maybe each of us should pay attention and find ways to add more compassion to our leadership approach.

’til next time,

skip weisman, transforming leadership and workplace communication to deliver champion level results

 

 

 

 

 

There are 2 comments. Add yours.

  1. Sally Fox

    Here is a quote I came across recently that has impacted my life.
    Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it.
    What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.
    You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.
    Miller Williams

  2. It’s very important to recognize your team – both your teammates and those you coach – are human beings who bring their own dreams, aspirations, goals, histories, and challenges into the mix.

    The more compassionate and understanding you can be, the better you will align them with your cause and make it to the championship.

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