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Can You Be Commercial and Compassionate? with Rasmus Hougaard

Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

29min

Rasmus Hougaard is the founder and managing director of Potential Project. He’s recognized by the Thinkers50 as one of the most important emerging business thinkers and leaders in the world. He writes for Harvard Business Review and Forbes and lectures at the world’s leading business and executive education schools like IMD, Rotman, and IESE. Rasmus has led more than 1,500 keynotes and workshops, and he’s recognized as the leading global authority on training the mind to be focused, effective, and clear for great leadership, performance, innovation, and resilience.

In this week’s podcast, we find out about the difference between compassion and empathy and how wise compassionate leadership is the most effective way to lead our teams.   

Connect with Rasmus Hougaard:

You’ll Learn:
  • [02:51] - Rasmus shares what it means to do hard work the human way.
  • [04:59] - Rasmus Explains why we need to go beyond compassion.
  • [09:30] - Rasmus describes the four skills that underpin wise-compassionate leadership.
  • [14:45] - Rasmus explains the benefits for leaders and teams of wise-compassionate leadership.
  • [19:16] - Rasmus shares some examples of wise-compassionate leadership from his research.
  • [22:43] - Rasmus explains the cautions and caveats we need to be aware of as we do this work.
  • [24:12] - Rasmus shares with us what his research data shows about whether men or women are better wise-compassionate leaders.
  • [25:57] - Rasmus enters the lightning round!
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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Rasmus!

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