An organizational psychologist, scholar, speaker and writer, Monica Worline is the founder and CEO of Alive and Work, an organization that teaches businesses how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and the curiosity to bring their best work to life.
In this conversation, you’ll hear Monica Worline explains the importance of compassion in workplaces and how it can confer measurable competitive advantages in areas like innovation, collaboration, service quality, and talent attraction and retention. She outlines four steps for meeting suffering with compassion at work and shows us how to build a capacity for compassion into the structures and practices of any workplace.
Connect with Monica Worline
- [02:02] – Monica defines compassion and explains how compassion is different than empathy.
- [03:52] – Monica explains how research shows that compassion impacts the bottom line of workplaces.
- [06:34] – Monica walks us through a personal blueprint for awakening compassion in each of us at work.
- [12:06] – Monica explains how an entire organization can awaken compassion and embed it into the ways they work together.
- [17:43] – Monica talks about the fears that leaders experience when considering compassion for employees.
- [19:04] – Monica shares how stories can help build compassionate workplaces.
- [25:40] – The lightning round with Monica Worline
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