Lead with Mercy

The Business Case for Compassion

by Robert Goodson


Book Details

Are You Ready for the Rewards of Ethical Business Leadership?

Some leaders believe that compassion and mercy have no place in successful business. For others, the case for mercy and compassion sounds good, but they aren’t convinced it’s sustainable in a business climate focused on survival and the bottom line. Lead with Mercy will convince you of the power of mercy in individual and organizational leadership. This is not a theoretical argument: it is a discussion of provable measurable results and positive return on investment. You’ll learn how to earn the right to lead, what it means to be accountable while giving responsibility to others, and how to provide your colleagues with a clear vision of compassion, innovation, and success. The principles of leading with mercy are supported by citations from experts in leadership, business, and psychology. You can learn to lead from the heart while growing a successful, profitable business—are you ready to lead the way to positive change? “This book is an invaluable guide to being a more flexible leader capable of leading the most complex organization in volatile times. Prepare to be challenged and inspired.” –Andrew Neitlich, Founder and Director, Center for Executive Coaching


About the Author

Robert Goodson

Robert Goodson is a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Virginia Tech Army ROTC program, an alumnus of the Corps of Cadets, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in political science and foreign languages (German). He holds a master’s degree with honors in diplomacy, with a concentration in international conflict resolution, from Norwich University. He is also a certified executive coach. Rob has spent more than twenty years studying and practicing leadership, in the military and in private industry. He partners with rising and experienced leaders on their journey in leadership. He lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.



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