Compassionate Leadership

The Compassionate Leadership Academy is an extraordinary, measurable and unique online leadership, relationship and personal development programme that is proven to work for all.  Accredited and approved by the Institute of Leadership Management, it can contribute towards your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Before any leader can successfully wield leadership tools, they need to heighten their own awareness, emotional intelligence and understanding. The greatest leadership impact requires a strong degree of empathy, leading to conscious positive action.

This, in essence, is Compassion, largely defined by the Dalai Lama as: Empathy with Positive Action.

This creates individual and team commitment to organisational purpose, and strategic intent. Gaining commitment delivers not only greater productivity, but also engagement, collaboration, growth, resilience, innovation, motivation, well-being, happiness and, ultimately, performance.

What the CLA will do for you?

  • Become a better leader, manager, colleague, team player & person.
  • Feel a greater sense of commitment & gain commitment from others.
  • Increases your self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
  • Raises both personal and organisational performance.
  • Increase your self-worth and sense of purpose.
  • Raise your awareness and empathy.
  • Reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Measure the benefit.

The CLA programme is designed and priced to democratise leadership and personal development. An investment of £120 gives you full access to the 6-month, 26-module Core Programme, and, on completion, a similar investment continues your journey of learning with the Masterclass Programme.

A lifetime’s learning all for the price of a cup of coffee a week!

The Institute of Leadership and Management have approved the CLA programme and will be our accrediting body also offering our learners unrivalled access to their huge leadership development resources. The ILM have researched and lead leadership learning since 1947 and are recognised as being the authoritative voice in a community of global leaders.

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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