Compassion's Role In Leadership

Compassion’s Role In Leadership

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Ron Ashby passed away in the early morning hours of September 11, 2023. He was surrounded by family including a daughter named Lisa Norris. Lisa’s life was turned upside down weeks earlier when her father suffered a stroke. But while the view from outside may have appeared calm, there was maniacal effort happening under the surface. Things aren’t always as they appear. 

Everybody suffers. Everybody endures hardships. 

It’s unreasonable to believe we can distance from our problems when we enter the workplace. Each of us are complete people. Filled with hopes, dreams, desires – and suffering, challenges and adversity. 

We all crave encouragement, support, grace and compassion. 

Judgment is easy. Compassion is hard.

Compassion is the pinnacle of high performance leadership because it’s so human. Compassion is a focus on others. 

Today, our show includes Lisa, the recipient of compassion and Cheryl De Leon, Lisa’s boss, the deliverer of that compassion. Let’s learn from their story. 

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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Grow Great a public sector leadership podcastAbout the hosts: Randy Cantrell brings over 4 decades of experience as a business leader and organization builder. Lisa Norris brings almost 3 decades of experience in HR and all things "people." Their shared passion for leadership and developing high-performing cultures provoked them to focus the Grow Great podcast on city government leadership.

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