What’s the best thing that happened to you so far this week?

Here’s mine: I made a transformative discovery about my perception of time and energy that I’m using to reframe my perspectives for more positive outcomes. An attitude of gratitude only begins to scratch the surface, and I’m happy to share what I’m learning with anyone who wants to chat about it.

Speaking of chatting about it, are you interested in joining my intention pod? We’re going to start with once per week (Monday, 9AM ET), quick meetings (20 minutes). We’re purposefully setting aside time and using the energy of community to set a positive, purposeful course for the week. No need to share anything you’re not comfortable sharing—it’s more about dedicating time to envision and set your intentions with like-minded people as the workweek kicks off. Happy to share more if this strikes a chord. Email me if you’re interested in learning more/participating.

And here are the stories I thought might be helpful as you work to create and maintain your own compassionate workplaces:

  • Abhijit Bhaduri makes so many excellent points in this short read about the importance of work adaptability now and for the future–for leaders as well as employees. Make sure to read this one; it’s a great heads up.
  • Younger employees tend to expect their companies to take a public stand on social, political, and environmental issues – we know that. But what happens when companies make statements about events and find themselves in non-stop communications with employees and the public on those topics? How do companies navigate their responsibilities to their stakeholders effectively and efficiently? Harvard Business Review has a quick-moving overview and solid suggestions.
  • For what it’s worth, here’s a report from The Wall Street Journal on how professionals skew in relation to gender and race. I’ve never heard my sister, a dental hygienist, mention a male colleague, so that stat wasn’t a shocker, but there are a few eyebrow raisers too.

Do Good Spotlight
🌟 Access Fund 🌟

The Access Fund is one of our team member’s favorite advocacy organizations for both. They work for sustainable access to climbing areas across the country, while educating others how to advocate. If you’re all about nature and vertical adventure, check them out: Access Fund.

  • Mark Feffer writes in WorkforceAI that according to the American Psychological Association’s recent survey, 38% of US workers worry that AI might take some or all of their job responsibilities in the future. BTW, WorkforceAI is a new publication from a team with deep roots in the HR Tech space. You can sign up for the free newsletter or opt-into paid subscriptions.

Noteworthy 🖋
The Center for Compassionate Leadership

If you’re interested in learning more about compassionate leadership firsthand, the Center for Compassionate Leadership running a 6-week program (90 minutes each Monday starting March 25) called  “How to Build Compassionate Organizations: Awakening Compassion at Work.”

The program provides a deep dive into designing organizations and communities so they more easily awaken compassion. You will gain skills to build compassion in your organization’s foundation. The course will build on your knowledge of individual compassion practices and compassionate leadership, taking your skill and know-how to a new level. Blending theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on work, attendees will become designers of organizations that facilitate compassion in business communities.

The course is led by Monica Worline, one of the preeminent voices bringing compassionate practices into organizations. She’s the co-author of the foundational book “Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations.”

Early Bird Pricing Ends March 8 – Save $200. Find out more and register now.

As you saw in several of this week’s shares, people are SUPER STRESSED. As leaders, we need to be creative and dare I say the word again—compassionate—about how we help our employees navigate to better outcomes for us all. To be compassionate to others, I think we need to feel confident about ourselves first. So make sure you’re energizing yourself, staying focused, and seeing if some of the shares this week can help you chart a steady course for the culture you want to lead.


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Published On: 02/15/2024 / Categories: Niki's Notes / Tags: , , , /

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