Compassion is what distinguishes great managers from mediocre. Being compassionate, according to Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, can transform not only your career but also your entire life. Weiner, who was named one of Glassdoor's top CEOs for 2018, is influenced by the Dalai Lama's philosophy, and seeks to adapt it to a work environment. He tells us that “managing compassionately is not just a better way to build a team, it’s a better way to build a company”.
Compassionate leadership often entails taking steps and assisting the staff in feeling stronger. Another quality that distinguishes Weiner as a great leader is that, amid his busy schedule, he devotes 90 minutes per day to personal coaching and spontaneous discussions with co-workers. He has identified that this is a fantastic way to boost innovation and productivity.
To show our admiration of Weiner’s employee orientated approach, we bring you his top 5 quotes!
“You have to maintain a culture of transformation and stay true to your values.
“The key difference between managers and leaders is that managers tell people what to do, while leaders inspire them to do it. Inspiration comes from three things: clarity of one's vision, the courage of their conviction and the ability to effectively communicate both of those things.”
“In order to inspire people, that's going to have to come from somewhere deep inside of you.”
“Talent is our No.1 operating priority and our most important asset."
“It starts with vision, and the clarity of vision.”
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