Move your compassion into action and help change our world. In her first book, The Business of Kindness: Creating Work Environments Where People Thrive, Olivia McIvor wrestles with the consequences of a business world that too often stifles genuine kindness, and explores the vital need to create respectful, engaged workplaces. Her second book, Four Generations, One Workplace: Sharing in the Information Age, harvests the experience and wisdom of each generation and provides practical tools for collaboration and knowledge transfer. Compassion is the bedrock of a healthy society. McIvor’s Turning Compassion into Action urges each of us to craft engaged and meaningful lives. She believes we must each embrace the innate wellspring of compassion within us and impact our world, one action at a time. To actualize compassion we need to transform our pessimism into optimism; connect to the deeper purpose of our work; expand our communities to create more belonging; and be intentionally present with ourselves and others. This book is a call to action to bring more compassion to the forefront of our lives, our work, and our world.
“Olivia McIvor’s new book, Turning Compassion into Action, is a tour de force of insight, story-telling, philosophy, and practical advice for how to build a global movement as well as how to let compassion light up your own life. McIvor tells of her own journey through volunteering locally and globally and leading workshops on kindness and compassion in the workplace. She points to the sudden growth of a global movement spurred by Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion. This book is a joyous excursion of the mind and the heart, leading us to the more important question we can ask ourselves: What would compassion do here?” --Andrew Himes, Executive Director, Compassionate Action Network
We are all “ordinary people” —brave men and women doing heroic acts of kindness and compassion, every day in the simplest of ways. This book is a call for action to bring more compassion to the forefront of your life, your work and your world. You will be asked provocative questions, explore meaningful answers and be moved to take affirmative action. Whether you are a leader committed to exceptional service, a parent proudly wading through the teen years, a passionate volunteer, or anyone who believes that actively giving of yourself changes the world…then this book is for you. Olivia McIvor asks: -What does compassion mean to you? -How is compassion an alive presence in your life? -Do you create more joy for others? -In what ways are you a compassionate consumer? -How do you create a sense of belonging in your community? -Do you bring your whole self to work? … and many more