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