What is Kindness? Why is leading with kindness so important?

Kindness is for suckers… Kindness is for losers… Kindness is for weaklings… Kindness has no place in the rough and tumble world of business. And now we have proof. Ripped from the headlines of an August 15, 2011 Wall Street Journal article, “Hey, You!  Mean People Earn More, Study Finds” and “It may not pay [...]

Kindness and the ‘Bottom-Line’

Where’s the profit in kindness? A wise person once said, “Profit is an outcome.” Great leaders know that profit is an outcome of doing the right things for employees… customers… partners… and shareholders. What are the ‘right things’?  Doing the right things for all stakeholders means treating people with respect, decency, honesty, and with kindness. [...]

Kindness and Karma

Do you know the old adage, “What goes around… comes around”? Well, that’s the essence of Karma. What does Karma have to do with Kindness? Everything. You never know when your actions or behaviors today will set events in motion and cause an impact in your life that will be felt much later in the [...]

LARK – An Indispensable Tool for Leadership Greatness

Say it ain’t so… not another acronym for business success? Yep, afraid so – but this acronym is not just another run-of-the-mill business platitude. This concept maybe one of the most important and indispensable tools for achieving leadership greatness. Ok, enlighten me. Great leaders regularly and unabashedly give “Leadership Acts of Random Kindness” – or [...]