What Does ‘Leading from the Heart’ Look Like?

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”

Colossians 3:12

When you think back on the people who have made the biggest impact on your life, what are some common characteristics? Were they domineering, demeaning, and demanding? Or were they compassionate, considerate, and Christ-like?

We all want to emulate that second set of traits, but in reality, that first set is what our human nature reverts to when we are placed in a position of leadership or important influence. Leadership is a complicated matter. We want results so we look competent, but we also want (usually) good rapport with our team. Is it possible to get both?

This month, we want to focus on leading from the heart. What does that look like? Is it possible? Does compassionate leadership mean you’ll be perceived as weak in the workplace? If you’re more of an introvert, what does compassion look like for you? How do you use your leadership position to ensure there’s overall symbiosis in your workplace?

We’re excited to share more 4word women with you this month through the blog and the podcast as we dissect this topic. These women share what leading from the heart has looked like in their lives and how they’ve benefitted from caring leaders whose impression on their lives has led them to continue the compassionate impact in their own workplaces. Even if you aren’t in an official leadership position, you have every chance to make a difference in someone’s life through being a caring colleague. So let’s learn how!