Compassion realizes potential in others; if not, it reassigns or releases.
Great results require toughness. The belief that compassion is soft and toughness gets results explains why so little compassion exists in organizations.
I’m an either/or type person, it’s my nature. I wrongly believe combining contrasting qualities weakens both. But, toughness and compassion are perfect bedfellows.
Bullies aren’t strong and compassionate leaders aren’t weak.
Toughness infuses compassion with meaning.