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Compassionate Leadership: How to Do Hard Things in a Human Way


Featuring Rasmus Hougaard, founder and CEO of the leadership development and consulting firm Potential Project; and Jacqueline Carter, a partner and North American director of Potential Project


Monday, January 31, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 PM US ET

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Mountain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Pacific
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT
Rasmus Hougaard
Jacqueline Carter
Sponsored by Oracle NetSuite

The 2020s have already seen a global pandemic, economic volatility, natural disasters, and civil and political unrest, testing our human spirit. Now more than ever, it's imperative for leaders to demonstrate compassion. But in hard times, leaders need to make hard decisions: delivering negative feedback, disappointing choices, and laying off employees.

How do you do the hard things that come with the responsibility of leadership while bringing out the best in others? 

On Monday, January 31, leadership experts Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter will lead a live HBR webinar about balancing compassion with leadership, wisdom, and effectiveness. They will discuss:

  • Why being a caring person and an effective leader are not mutually exclusive
  • How keeping a healthy balance between compassion and leadership can bring out the best in employees
  • Why making difficult decisions can be the most compassionate course of action
  • Practical tools and advice for leaders at any level

Through their research, Hougaard and Carter have identified examples of successful leadership styles. Although leaders have different approaches of dealing with employees, every effective leader can strike a balance between treating employees with care and making hard choices.

Join Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, and HBR on January 31 to learn more about how you can take the next steps toward becoming a more effective, compassionate leader.


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