Worline M and Dutton E (2017), Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organisations,

Oakland: Berrett-Koehler.

Trzeciak S and Mazzarelli, A (2019), Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference,

Pensacola: Studer Group.

Siegel D (2011), Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation,

New York: Bantam.

Gilbert, P (2013), The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges,

London: Constable.

West M, Collins B, Eckert R and Chowla, R. (2017), Caring to Change: How Compassionate Leadership Can Stimulate Innovation in Healthcare,

UK: The King’s Fund – downloadable from the King’s Fund website

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London: Ward-Lock.

The Arbinger Institute (2000), Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box,

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The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England.

Resources to support creating a culture of compassionate and inclusive leadership are available free from the NHS Improvement website.


The Center for Compassionate Leadership aims to “advance compassionate methods of leadership by integrating evidence-based principles with contemplative wisdom.”

The Compassionate Mind Foundation "promotes an evolution and neuroscience informed approach to compassion, which now forms the basis of a psychotherapy..."

The Compassion Mindset, by Next Element, is "a revolutionary new methodology for helping people-focused companies re-imagine compassion at work."

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