Business Wellness Hamilton | Episode 7: Compassion

Posted May 23rd, 2017 in News, Business Wellness Hamilton Show, Business Wellness Episode

In episode 7 of Business Wellness in Hamilton, learn the importance of leading with compassion.


Business Wellness in Hamilton, Episode 7

Linda Marshall hosts Business Wellness in Hamilton on Cable 14 weekly. Each episode covers buzz-worthy topics such as emotional intelligence, employee engagement, mental health, company culture and much more.

In episode 7, that airs Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 9:30 am and 9:00 pm the topic is Leading With Compassion. Linda is joined by Rob MacIsaac, President of Hamilton Health Sciences and Dr. Andrea Frolic, Director of Clinical & Organizational Ethics at Hamilton Health Sciences. They share with Linda how leading with compassion impacts Hamilton Health Sciences and why it’s so vital to their organization. During the Giving Back segment Diana Weir, Executive Director and Gemma New, Music Director, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) share details regarding the specialized programs they offer such as HPO Gives Back and some key sponsorship programs.


Leading with Compassion

Promoting compassion and reducing stress positively affects business wellness. When we lead with compassion we lead with both our heart and brain. We’re beginning to see a shift to a more empathetic, emotionally intelligent and thoughtful form of leadership. When we practice compassion the focus is on others, we are socially aware and we turn our focus from “I” to “We”.

We’re learning about new research indicating the benefits of encouraging a culture of compassion to reduce workplace stress.  The results are not just a more satisfied and content place of work but a stronger bottom line. It goes without saying when staff members arrive happy at work the result is positive for all involved.


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