Compassionate Leaders are Effective Leaders

Great companies have compassionate leaders, says Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow.”…


Jinpa  defines compassion as follows: “Compassion is a mental state endowed with a sense of concern for the suffering of others and aspiration to see that suffering relieved.”

Specifically, he defines compassion as having three components:

A cognitive component: “I understand you”
An affective component: “I feel for you”
A motivational component: “I want to help you”


By Chade-Meng Tan