Jon Acuff is an amazing leader in both the church world and the business world. At the Youth Ministry Exchange, he spoke about the importance of compassion, especially during this current season.

Here are my notes from his talk:

  • Compassion = kindness + action
  • The emotional supply chain has also been disrupted.
  • Isolation has made compassion the most important thing in the world.
  • 2 types of compassion we need to focus on improving:
    • Compassion for your team. 
      • If we’re not together as much as we used to be, we’re missing that time to connect in person.
      • One way to work on this: Help them remember their strengths.
    • Compassion for yourself.
      • Negative internal soundtracks can wreck a leader.
      • Cut yourself some slack.
      • If you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself.

How are you continuing to show your team compassion? How are you continuing to show yourself compassion?

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