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Compassionate Leadership (a better approach for mental health?)

I’m talking about compassionate leadership because it is mental health awareness week.

How are those linked, I hear some of you ponder?

Well, as those of you who know me well, I’m not really about initiatives or individual-level intervention without thinking about the wider context. You wouldn’t put a flourishing seedling in a dark room without water.

And, I’ve been doing quite a lot of work lately working with leadership teams to create space to stop and check in with themselves, each other and where the business is heading.


When we focus on:

  • psychological safety – by experiencing it
  • compassion – by thinking about our own limits before looking to care for others
  • emotional intelligence – by recognising the need to step outside our comfort zones…


We are able to:

✅ align individuals within a team

✅ provide clear direction for the business

✅ increase high performance


And that impacts on good mental health – both for the leadership team and those they lead.

Are you bolting on a quick fix or an attempting to solve mental health challenges when they’re evident? Or are you taking a preventative approach and creating the right environment for people to be happy and healthy?

Are you joining the dots?

Resources & References

Leader & Manager Labs (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Labs Partners (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Stress Mapping – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Tackling Anxiety Collectively (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Mental Health: Missing the Point – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

13 Skills to Build Resilience – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

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