Importance of Compassion in Leadership
It has been researched that many leaders refrain from showing compassion at their work place. There are multiple reasons due to which they do so, discussing some of these below:
Thus, effective leaders should be compassionate. They should ensure clear and transparent communication with the employees and clients. They should set an example for others. They should ensure expression of their emotions both precisely and candidly.
An effective and compassionate leader should keep in mind the effect of his words and statements on others. He/She should deal with their emotions very efficiently and optimistically. He/She should leave rigidity and try to be flexible. This is because being compassionate leads to positivity in the organization. It also encourages healthy relationships. It boost up the energy levels of people within the organization aswell as ensures flexibility. It offsets the adverse reactions of favouritism and bias.
To conclude, compassionate leaders are effective leaders. A leader possessing compassion trait will always be optimistic. He would be sensible enough, i. e., he would be conscious about his own feelings, about impact of his words on the followers and he would be focussed on others needs and feelings. He would be very much responsive and would show empathy to others. Compassionate leaders are in fair situation of dealing with crisis, encourage followers to better actions and are effective and efficient communicators.
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