Compassion for yourself and others. Brain research is now showing how effective this ability can be for leaders. Tapping into your “compassionate self” awakens the soothing system in the brain, most specifically, oxytocin and endorphins. And there are a lot of benefits to you as a leader to learn how to do this – to maximize the union of the head and heart to make right decisions and choices in dealing with people at work.
Take five minutes and read this HBR article, Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness.