“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.” – Thomas Merton
This might sound paradoxical based on what we have already discussed. But I don’t think it is. My aim is not to make you all better student leaders. That would be dangerous. Let me clarify. I don’t want to give you the tools to be a better leader if you don’t want to become a better person.
We don’t need more leaders or influencers trying to sell us products we don’t need. We don’t need more leaders who have more control than they do character. We actually don’t really need more leaders, we just need more compassionate people who want to lead.
Dr Amit Ray is one of the great pioneers of the compassionate AI movement. He summed up compassionate leadership by saying, “Compassionate leaders honour the complexity of human relationships, nurture authenticity and create common grounds for blooming great ideas of individuals”.