Leading with Kindness

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Michael O'Malley, William F. Baker

Narrated By: Jim Bond

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: August 2008

Duration: 6 hours 34 minutes

Summary:

In the world of business, kindness is regarded as weakness-so the development of it as a leadership trait is sorely overlooked. It turns out however, that being kind is a crucial attribute of some of the world's most successful business leaders-leaders whose success is anchored in their integrity, credibility, vision, insight, inclusion, and fairness. And kindness is not some intangible quality that one either "has" or doesn't, it is a combination of quantifiable, learnable, and refinable traits and skills. Leading with Kindness identifies six ingredients of kindness - compassion, integrity, gratitude, authenticity, humility, and humor that are absolutely essential to powerful leadership. This audiobook also points out obstacles to each of the six qualities, and offers real-world, everyday management and leadership approaches that build and demonstrate each one. You are not a respected leader simply because you are nice, fun, and non-threatening. But if you are truly kind, genuinely committed to the welfare of your company and your people through thick and thin-you will reap the benefits of trust, honesty, commitment, and loyalty from the seeds of kindness you have sown.

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