Can She Practice What She Preaches?

True power is in how we treat ourselves and others.­ – Compassionate Management Principle #3 Own Your Power It’s hard to stay with Compassionate Management in a volatile work or home environment.  And that’s when you need it the…

Just say Thank you

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart I used to believe that self-deprecating thoughts and comments were showing modesty.  I’ll give you an example: Friend: I like your…

Compassion is NOT the most important tool for success

"But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep." – Robert Frost It's true.  Compassion is an incredible tool, a way of thinking, a way of being.  But it takes energy for those of us who are…

PDC Communication for the Compassionate Manager

“Choosing with integrity means finding ways to speak up that honor your reality, the reality of others, and your willingness to meet in the center of that large field. It’s hard sometimes.” ― Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were…

The paradox of uncompassionate management in institutions built on compassion

My Dad watched my HuffPost LIVE segment on Compassionate Management and said he agreed with my concern about companies having a philanthropic arm but not practicing Compassionate Management internally.   He sent this to me the next day: For…

In through the nose

“In through the nose, out through the mouth” – Beatrice Iselin My grandma taught me to breathe in a yoga fashion in the late 1970’s.  She was a hip and groovy lady.  We were walking on a beach and she said “Oh smell that air.” …

There she goes again

Honey, I am the chief of my train. If critics want to hop on board, fantastic. There's plenty of room. The KP train is fun. – Katy Perry  Have you met your Inner Critic?  You know, the voice that berates you all day and night.  The…

Sharing the Goods

"What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn't be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought." - David Hockney Last June I was lucky enough…

Ch ch ch changes Part Two

“It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent Last week I wrote about change and how to shift our thinking to help us get through change. …

Ch ch ch changes

"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." – Albert Einstein Change is bleeping hard.  Changing jobs, homes, relationships are challenging, but that’s because…