What a Special Forces Commander Taught Me About Compassionate Leadership

How great leaders find the balance between competence and compassion.

Jason R. Waller
The Startup
Published in
6 min readJun 18, 2020

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I didn’t expect the topic of compassion and empathy to come up in my conversation with Chris.

Chris was a Green Beret and a combat commander — he was in the Army for decades. He’s literally advised…

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Jason R. Waller
The Startup

Executive coach to CEOs and leaders. Partner at evolution.team. Speaker, combat veteran, ex-consultant. Top writer in Leadership. www.jasonrwaller.com