Category Archive: compassion

Dear Dan: Contacting Laid off Employees will Be Patronizing

My recommendation to keep in contact with laid off employees elicited the following response. “Do you think contacting people and asking them how they are doing while they are laid off will be… Continue reading

How to Show Up When Emotion is Hot and Decisions Matter

Emotional heat tears things down. You resent a company policy, emotional heat complains about the entire company. You don’t like a team member, you undermine. A leader disappoints, you attack. Any fool can… Continue reading

3 Ways to Show Up When You’re Stressed and Uncertain

I hope you had a little time to unwind this weekend. I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t. The sad news is this week looks as uncertain as last. I know you don’t… Continue reading

Please Stop Talking about Work for 10 Minutes

Most of my conversations are agenda driven. I’ve had conversations, in recent days, with leaders scattered around the world. And when I say conversations, I mean conversations WITHOUT an agenda. Big problems make… Continue reading

How Compassion Answers Anxiety

Anxiety is a merciless taskmaster that slaps you in the night. Anxiety is a jockey whipping a horse. Everywhere the horse runs, the jockey goes too. When you open the door, you find… Continue reading

5 Ways to Lead with a Big Heart

I’ve always admired leaders who handle heavy responsibility with heart. Some leaders put on masks and lose themselves to the expectation of others. But leaders with heart bear the load of responsibility with… Continue reading