The Success of Compassionate Leaders

Often times we think the stereotypical “strong” leader is a hard-ass who “gets things done” often times at the expense of their co-workers. But is this proper thinking? I appreciated this article that helps us to begin to see leadership a bit differently:

“It turns out that givers are more liked and appreciated and therefore become more influential. The difference between successful and unsuccessful givers often comes down to strategy: When givers learn strategies that prevent others from taking advantage of them, their “nice” qualities end up helping them succeed above and beyond anyone else. Why? In part because everyone loves working with them and appreciates them for their kind and giving qualities.”

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