12 Most Simple Acts of Kindness as a Leadership Tool

12 Most Simple Acts of Kindness as a Leadership Tool

In a world of constant changes, whether in our family or professional lives, everyone appreciates the salve of kindness.  How can we find continued ways in which we can express and share kindness to better each others experiences?

Being an interviewer at heart, I have found asking good questions will lead you to better answers.  Like my mentor Tony Robbins teaches; if it is better results you seek, then you need to ask better questions.  With this in mind, my post today will revolve around us asking ourselves better questions and lead our brains to uncovering answers that benefit all mankind.

 

 

1. Saying with genuine interest

How are you today?

2. Asking from a place of love

Can I help you?

3. Looking with your heart

Where do you want support?

4. Envisioning with your inner eyes

How can I see your perspective?

5. Shift the anger and proclaim kindness

Can I see past the situation with love?

6. Human relationships thrive on kindness

Where can I offer up generosity?

7. Looking through the pain

What door can we open to provide illumination?

8. When selfishness generates kindness: a quick leadership lesson

Can I take that on for you?

9. Reputation for kindness is deeper than words

How can I give the experience?

10. Combining Faithfulness and Kindness

When is quiet peacefulness welcomed?

11. Kindness is its own motivation

I serve myself while serving others

12. Kindness can feed the soul

I can choose kindness when fondness is out of reach.
When will we each make the choice to be kind in our journey through both our professional and personal lives?

Will we be willing to look at our behaviors in a honest way with kindness?

Bashing ourselves usually is what keeps folks from wanting to be honest.
How can you support yourself in this self discovery mode?

Where will you play a role in using Kindness in your business as well as personal life?

As you can see this topic brings up a lot of questions, which is good, it gives us space to explore and evolve together.

You ready?

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Michele Price

Michele Price is the host of Breakthrough Business Strategies Radio and Women in Business Radio. Being a natural creator of strong, loyal, and profitable online communities, bringing the power of PR, interactive marketing, and social media to local businesses, literary talent, and speakers is how she serves in her business. Michele has been an entrepreneur for 30 years and she has used creative marketing since the 80‘s, before we had social media platforms. Michele gives emotionally powerful keynotes on community building marketing, Mobs with Megaphones (tm) online branding and Viral Velcro (tm) social media communications. Michele won her first Toastmasters speech out the gate and now focuses on delivering messages that hit home for businesses.

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12 comments
The Wallet Doctor
The Wallet Doctor

This is fantastic advice. Being kind is an important, and often overlooked, tool in leadership. Just look at the Dalai Lama and his use of peace in leading his followers. Thanks for the great piece.

GerryNelson
GerryNelson

Thank you for sharing.

This is not just a way of leadership and kindness but a way to incorporate this into our everyday life and help us and others to reach out for world peace.

chattyprof
chattyprof

I loved this piece. I actually read it twice today (shared it after the 1st time) and what kept resonating for me was, "12 Most Simple Acts of Kindness as a Humanity Tool." I also loved the actual questions to "show" the examples. Ellen Bremen, M.A. @chattyprof

westfallonline
westfallonline

This list of questions and observations is a must-read for everyone. Being mindful of these ideas is so necessary today - thanks for a great post!

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margieclayman
margieclayman

Hi Michele,

Many of these are so important, but looking through other peoples' eyes is absolutely essential. Excellent job of summarizing these posts in an easy-to-understand way!

prosperitygal
prosperitygal

@chattyprof Thanks, funny thing is when we live in our brilliance amazing things will surface. I wish I lived this 100%, thing is I know in my heart that I do my best and learn each time I trip. Thank you for sharing with me that it had profound effect, that helps when I need to find the inspiration to write. I love writing but it feels like giving birth every time I do ;)

prosperitygal
prosperitygal

Dan you hit the nail on the head and when that happens to me it immediately diminishes the other person in my mind and subconscious.

I wonder if people realize the effect that one simple thing holds for them?

prosperitygal
prosperitygal

@westfallonline Yes it can be easy to overlook these because we think "oh I have more important things to do" and yet how would our world look if everyone did practice this with regularity?

prosperitygal
prosperitygal

@margieclayman Thanks questions are easy for me lol. Now all of to be able to quiet our minds to allow the answers - that is where peace comes ;)

chattyprof
chattyprof

@prosperitygal A dear friend of mine has a saying, "Relax into your destiny," which reminded me of your quote "Live in our brilliance." I think those are fabulous thoughts :-). Ellen

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