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Bring Your Mother-Energy to Work

Lead With Compassion

Mother Teresa said, “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” As the quintessential world mother, Mother Teresa led her vision and life’s work through an open heart, with kindness and compassion.

Mothers have been on my mind a lot lately. Two friends recently lost their mothers, while another just found out that she’s going to be an adoptive mother in a mere three weeks after waiting eagerly for years. It sparks the notions of the profound effect ‘mother-ness’ has on our lives. And, with Mother’s Day coming up this week, I got to thinking about how mothers are such natural leaders and managers. Ponder it for a moment. What are/were the innate cashmere qualities in your mom and other great mothers you know? Such qualities would be:

  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Nurturer
  • Listener

One of the principles for being a Cashmere Leader is to Lead With Compassion. Leading with compassion means leading and managing through your heart. It's where these exemplary characteristics reside and when we're living and piloting the way through an open heart our immediate actions organically filter through that heart portal.

We all have the “mother-energy” within us. Remember that this Mother’s Day week when you deal with others and in everything you do going forward. Mother Teresa got it right. She was -- what we could call today -- very Cashmere!