skip to Main Content

How to Balance Compassion and Action

Vanessa Judelman

President, Mosaic People Development

Are you someone who prides yourself on prioritizing action and getting results?

Do you think of yourself as a compassionate, relationship-oriented leader?

As a leader, you should answer “YES” to both of these questions.

Many leaders that I have worked with over the years tend to lean too heavily towards a focus on action and results OR a focus on being helpful, compassionate and relationship oriented.

The truth is that you need to balance both.

Here are some issues that I see with leaders who are TOO action and results oriented:

They can be perceived by others as:

  • Lacking concern for their needs
  • Impatient
  • Insensitive or overly critical
  • Moving too quickly

Here are some issues that I see with leaders who are TOO relationship oriented:

They can be perceived by others as:

  • Lacking follow through
  • Being overly accommodating
  • Being Indecisive
  • Taking on too much…because they are always trying to help everyone and don’t know how to say “no”!

Your goal therefore is to balance both of these approaches to leadership.

People crave leaders who care about them…especially these days.

But people also need leaders who can clarify their expectations, set goals and drive for results.

What can you do to create more balance in your approach to leadership?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back To Top