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Leading With Empathy and Compassion

Updated: Jan 24

Scripture: Colossians 3:12


Empathy and compassion form the cornerstone of impactful leadership. They allow us to step into the shoes of others, understanding their joys, sorrows, and challenges. Just as a shepherd cares for each sheep, a leader's heart must overflow with compassion, guiding and supporting those entrusted to their care.

Contemplation: Reflect on a time when someone showed you genuine empathy. How did it make you feel? How did it impact your relationship with that person?

Action Steps:

  1. Practice Active Empathy: Engage in a conversation today where you consciously try to understand the other person's perspective without judgment.

  2. Extend a Helping Hand: Identify someone in need within your community or team and offer assistance or support without being prompted.

  3. Lead by Example: Display compassion in your actions today. Approach situations with kindness and understanding, setting an example for others to follow.

Prayer: "Lord, grant me the wisdom to lead with a compassionate heart. Help me see beyond the surface and understand the needs of those around me. Guide me in becoming a source of comfort and support to others. Amen."


Dr. Marcia Thomas, Christian Leadership Consultant, Coach, Trainer & Author.

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