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Compassionate Leadership

Mindful Leader Summit 2022

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Great to see you at the Mindful Leader Summit!

Thanks for joining us to hear Jacqueline speak on Compassionate Leadership. We'd love to keep in touch! Sign-up below to get our latest insights on creating a more human world of work, plus our latest research, program offerings, event information and more. Subscribe below or follow us on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with Potential Project.

The Wise
Compassion Matrix

Compare the Wise Compassion leadership style to three other common leadership styles.

potential project matrix of wise compassion

The Benefits of
Wise Compassion

Leaders are the single biggest contributor to how employees experience work, especially post pandemic.

Employees with leaders who show either wisdom or compassion have net positive experiences. They enjoy and are engaged with their jobs and are less likely to burn out.

But, when a leader demonstrates both wisdom and compassion, the impact on employee wellness and productivity is exponential.

benefits of compassion in leadership

Developing Wise Compassion

Our research shows that there are four skill sets needed for a leader to operate compassionately when doing hard things:

Caring Presence, Caring Courage, Caring Candor, and Caring Transparency.

When practiced in this order, these four skills can create a virtuous cycle that we call the Wise Compassion Flywheel.

1. Caring Presence

2. Caring Courage

3. Caring Candor

4. Caring Transparency

Go Deeper on the Topic

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Compassionate Leadership: How to Do Hard Things in a Human Way

In this powerful and practical new book, Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter make the case that leaders must always balance caring for their people with leadership wisdom and effectiveness. When leaders bring the right balance of compassion and wisdom, they foster much higher levels of employee engagement, performance, loyalty, and well-being for their people.

Careers with Potential Project

We are an organization that is driven by a deep sense of mission and of passion, and we are always seeking new facilitators and colleagues who share our values. Potential Project is a people-centered company. It is what we teach and what we live. We insist that our people have a truly human experience of their work and we aim to be focused, calm, resilient, and even happy at work.  There is time for connection and compassion for one another, even on the busiest days. This new world we bring to our clients begins with us, inside of our own organization.

We are currently hiring for a Leadership Architect, and are also accepting General Applications for those interested in working together through a future opportunity. Please click through below if you think you could be the right fit!