Compassionate Leadership

The Compassionate Leadership Academy is relentless in the pursuit of winning performance for its clients through leadership, engagement and performance management.

Inspired by the research and work from our lead Performance Coach, Manley Hopkinson, we create real and tangible change in behaviours, cultures, leadership capability, team effectiveness and individual performance.

Our reputation for excellence has ensured our continued involvement in a significant number of People and Performance programmes within the UK, Europe and The World. We are passionate about helping organisations develop their leadership capability, create strong teams and align their culture in order to bring strategic plans to life.

Any one leadership team will only have one chance to effect real change; a failure to follow through on the change transformation means you fail – there is no second chance. The intellectual engagement is relatively easy to gain but also easy to lose and needs constant supervision and renewal. The only way for real and lasting transformation is to create the emotional engagement to new behaviours at both a personal and organisational level.

To change the behaviour of today to that needed to create the future, demands a complete, holistic approach. It needs to be bigger than the CEO – it needs to stick beyond senior executive tenure; it is not and must not be perceived as a fad or a passing phase..

The goal and the outcome of the Compassionate Leadership programmes is to align all organisational and human energy to commit to creating a single, purpose-driven culture focused entirely on delivering strategic intent.

The Compassionate Leadership Academy works with profit, non profit and governmental organisations and has recently begun a Young Leaders programme with these organisations, as well as schools and universities.

The Compassionate Leadership Academy is a whole new way of accessing e-learning and brings Manley’s work to a global audience. Take a look at and REGISTER NOW.

Compassionate Leadership Book

Compassionate Leadership Book

Compassionate Leadership Book

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‘To secure the best for, and the best out of your people, your organisation, your stakeholders and yourself’

“Compassionate Leadership: How to create and maintain engaged, committed and high-performing teams” was published in 2014. In this highly acclaimed, entertaining and hugely readable book, Manley combines the two worlds of business and adventure to encourage leaders everywhere – at work, at home, in sports and mid-ocean – to take a new approach to creating teams of developed, self-aware and committed individuals.

Forcing compliance is easy. Anyone can ‘make’ another do a task or a job. It will get done, but when, and to what standard? High performance and, more importantly, sustained high performance can only come from engagement with and commitment to the job in hand.

This book will introduce you to the art of compassionate leadership – the art of getting the best for and out of people through the fulfilment of self-worth. It will show leaders how to give their teams a real sense of purpose and direction, to motivate and inspire them to perform at a high level.

To illustrate his message, author Manley Hopkinson draws on his background as a board member of companies including ATLAS Consortium and Hewlett Packard Defence UK, his career as an inspirational speaker and his adventures as skipper in the BT Global Challenge (a round-the -world yacht race) and in the Polar Race, an expedition style race to the Magnetic North Pole.

With increased pressure on businesses to cut costs while increasing productivity, getting the most from your team is even more important than ever. This book shows you how to use compassionate leadership techniques to inspire your team to consistently perform at a high level.

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