I don’t have to tell you that we live in a competitive world. Hyper Competitive some would say. And this starts from very early childhood. We have transformed the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ to ‘Competitive is the Cutest’. But I have a difference of thought.
Compassion! When we hear that we often relate that to other people in our life, even total strangers, people weaker than us, animals and so on. Not always do we relate that with professional life and I think Compassion is such an important trait in professional life. It is not just important, it is even more relevant today than ever before. I would say it is a skill every professional should build on.
What is work afterall. It is a collaboration. None of us know it all. And we also know something that we can help others with. How else can we collaborate better if we do not have compassion.
I think it is the era of the Compassionate Professional. If not, it needs to be.