The question isn’t whether we should be self-critical…the question is whether self-criticism or self-compassion is the more resourceful attitude. Which of them helps us to be the people we want to be, and in which situations?
You can have all the tools in the world, but if you are not centered enough or comfortable enough in your own skin, you’ll never implement them. The problem can appear to be a lack of leadership skills… often the real problem is a lack of identity.
Over the years we’ve had the privilege of working with some wise, conscious, courageous leaders. We asked some of them to share with us their insights about how they are leading through this moment of crisis