What Is Compassionate Leadership

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What Is Compassionate Leadership?

Compassionate Leadership involves a focus on relationships through careful listening to, understanding, empathising with and supporting other people, enabling those we lead to feel valued, respected and cared for, so they can reach their potential and do their best work. There is clear evidence that compassionate leadership results in more engaged and motivated staff with high levels of wellbeing, which in turn results in high-quality care.

Introduction to Compassionate Leadership

Compassionate Leadership Model

As organisational culture is shaped by the nature of its leadership, it therefore follows that our leadership strategy will be underpinned by a ompassionate leadership model which includes the following key features:

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Team capacity to lead,
not just individual capacity

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Nurturing everyone’s leadership capacity, not just in a hierarchical sense

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A clear focus on stimulating and supporting quality improvement and innovation

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Needs trust and a new psychological contract, sharing power and decision making

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Compassion is central – empathy, listening, acting and valuing our people

Are you a Compassionate Leader?

Compassionate Leadership Self-Assessment

Complete our Compassionate Leadership Self-Assessment to find out at what stage of your Compassionate
Leadership journey are you. (This content is available only to Gwella Account Holders. Sign up to Gwella today)

Compassionate Leadership In Depth

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