What is the most powerful strength a leader can show?
How about compassion under pressure? The ability to show kindness even when the other person may be acting in ways that do not normally trigger compassion. It takes a mindful leader to remain in the moment enough to remember the strength of compassion.
When we are given to anger, when we are tempted to yell, when we are managing our reactions...
The most profound gesture is one of kindness.
Listening deeply. Touching carefully. Trusting in spite of the low level of trustworthiness. Staying kind. Staying compassionate.
Can you do that as a leader? Imagine the strength, the impact, the resiliency of your relationships when you do.
-- Douglas Brent Smith