Kindness and Leadership: Open Community Conversation
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Alongside our five topic-led conversations, we are testing a new venture for Project Lift: the opportunity for you to participate in a session hosted by people from within our Project Lift Leadership Community.
These sessions offer space for the hosts to open a conversation on a leadership issue that is important to them, and for you to contribute to that conversation. With a focus on storytelling, we are providing space for personal experiences on the chosen issue.
This is very much a community-led element to our work in project lift and we are so delighted to have community members from Value of Kindness, a team focused on live collaboration work around the topic of kindness. They will kick us off on a conversation about kindness and leadership. The team will host a conversation with colleagues across the health, social care and voluntary sectors that focuses on the question – has kindness become too fashionable and therefore lost it’s impact?
To provoke our thinking for this event we invite you to explore:
- a mainstream article asking ‘In the Age of Anger, Racism and Isolationism, Has Kindness Become Cool?‘ and are we seeing a backlash to it in response
- the Carnegie UK Trust report The Courage to Be Kind – Reflecting on the role of kindness in the healthcare response to COVID-19 published last year
- ‘The courage to be kind starts with how we listen’ was written by Brigid Russell and Charlie Jones in response
- A short video from The King’s Fund featuring Michael West on Compassion and Inclusive Leadership
This is an open community event and we welcome those engaged in the health, social care and voluntary sectors to join this conversation. If you have a story or perspective to share, an idea or are looking for some inspiration from others, why not join us? It is an informal conversation, who knows where it may lead, and what insights we may all learn together.
This event has now taken place and you can revisit the event or explore our insights pack here. The recording will be available soon.