Kath Fontana recognised for leading with kindness

Kath Fontana, Managing Director of Mitie Projects, has been recognised among the 2021 Kindness & Leadership Listees.

The list identifies 50 UK and 50 Asia Pacific leaders that are driving positive change and demonstrate the positive contribution that kindness in leadership might have on business, the economy and broader society.

By shining a light on kindness, the initiative, which began in the united kingdom in 2018, has shifted the leadership conversation demonstrating an authentic and powerful connection between kind leadership and good business.

Covid-19 has changed the leadership landscape with compassion and empathy now no more the management design of ‘nice’ people. Because the global world inches nearer to business as usual, this initiative, further embeds the significance of kindness within organisations across different regions demonstrating the energy of kindness to transcend culture and national boundaries.

Pinky Lilani CBE DL, Founder, Women into the future (WOF) Programme remarked: “It really is tremendously exciting to announce 50 Leading Lights, across both Asia and UK Pacific regions. By placing a spotlight on phenomenal leaders that are harnessing the energy of kindness to produce a significant impact also to effect positive change, we place kindness at the centre of the leadership debate collectively. Together, of today and tomorrow – no real matter what their role or background – to #leadwithkindness we encourage the leaders, because when kindness may be the currency, we are able to all be millionaires.”

Alongside the Said Business School, the University of Oxford, The Kindness & Leadership Leading Lights campaign has explored the characteristics connected with kind leaders. Those who find themselves thoughtful of others and show humanity deeply, generosity, and compassion, and so are focused on supporting the well-being of others and fostering a spirit of collaboration will be the specific traits which were taken into account in selecting the 100 leading lights.

These leading lights were chosen after careful review by way of a distinguished panel comprising representatives from different industry across both UK & Asia Pacific regions.

Commenting on being recognised in the list, Fontana said: “This is a real honour to possess been recognised in the ‘Kindness and Leadership Leading Lights’ list for 2021. I really believe that as leaders firmly, showing true kindness and compassion for everything we do is quite crucial in setting the typical for the leaders of tomorrow.”

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