About Compassionate Management

There are two components to a job – the product and the interpersonal skills: 50% of our performance is based on how aligned the output is with the strategy and the other 50% is how we connect with our colleagues, clients, and bosses.

Most people are deeply educated about output and have been taught nothing about management. That’s a crazy set up for failure and why I created Compassionate Management.

The core concept is to apply compassion in place of fear. We do this internally; that’s what makes it so powerful. It’s not about trying to change anyone else; it’s about shifting our own experience to make what could be a really difficult situation into a manageable one.

Compassionate Management taps into who we are, not what our job description says. Scan the 10 Innate Tools below and see if any resonate. You have each and every one of the tools inside you, waiting to be used at the office. I’ve seen it over and over; once you understand the tools and begin applying them, your perception shifts and along with it, how you feel, think and react.

Suddenly you’re the colleague everyone wants to work with, no matter your title, level, or function.

The 10 Innate Tools of Compassionate Management are:

1. Be Your Self – When we show up fully and quietly confident

2. Trust Your Gut – When we trust our deepest knowing

3. Own Your Power – When we control how we respond

4. BOD, Baby – Giving others the Benefit of the Doubt

5. Not Taking It Personally – When we decide it’s not about us

6. Coexisting Truths – Opposing truths do not negate each other

7. Seen, Heard, and Understood – The universal desire

8. Tone Of Voice – Meaning changes as our intonation changes

9. Meet Your Inner Critic – Disarm the internal terrorist

10. Be Self Aware – We choose who we want to be in this world

About Rena DeLevie

I’m a business coach, speaker, author of Compassionate Management, How Ambitious Creatives Become Kick-ass Leaders and NTiP The 4-Step Formula For Not Taking It Personally, a Huffington Post columnist, and a TEDx presenter. I created Compassionate Management based on 20 years working with Fortune 500’s as a creative and creative operations specialist, and 15 years practicing mindfulness and mindful meditation. My empathetic and business-focused approach has led to being given a few nicknames including, “Hippie MBA,” “COO of the Creative Process”, “The Vault,” and “How may I help you?”

Agency and in-house experience includes: JCrew, dressbarn, Kenneth Cole, Cella Consulting, Havas Worldwide, JPMorgan Chase, UBS and many small businesses.

Read my book Compassionate Management How Ambitious Creatives Become Kick Ass Leaders

Watch my TEDxTalk Compassionate Management — using compassion as a business tool | Rena DeLevie