In other words I know what it is to (often alone) bring something new to the world, with ups and downs, with LOTS of trial and error. I know what it is to go deep to look at my fears and hurts and that it is not always easy to find the balance between being powerful and being vulnerable. I know what it is to come up with new ideas and solutions that are not always understood or ahead of the right time (like an agile and self-organizing team). And how important it is to be compassionate for myself and others. Especially in unknown and new situations where there are no “manuals” yet.
I now also know that we are here to – however strange this might sound in some organizations – spread love in our unique way, via our professional activities, both as individuals and organizations. And that is important to be compassionate (= powerful and gentle at the same time) when love is covered by other things like fear, anger or misunderstandings.
I’m both the host/facilitator and a fellow student of becoming a more Compassionate Leader every day. If you feel related to this, join the community and let’s co-create!