Emotional Intelligence: Compassion in the Workplace

As leaders, it is your job to show compassion in the workplace.  Is this true?  Do you believe it’s the leaders job to take care of the people around her?  How much will you sacrifice for your team?  Would they sacrifice for you?  Is it the leaders job to make people feel safe and secure?
Join in a discussion based on the work of Simon Sinek and others.  Simon talks about why a good leader makes you feel safe.  Brene Brown talks about why vulnerability is so important.  Daniel Goleman discusses why emotional intelligence is the best indicator of a good leader.  We will explore and discuss whether good leaders make you feel safe and the concept of service, emotion, compassion and vulnerability in today’s workplace.


Cheryl Morgan facilitator for SIM RLF in the Northeast, VP Business Insurance, Travelers

Cheryl, a leader at Travelers in Business Insurance has been an information systems professional for 20+ years and is currently in a leadership role in the business area. She earned a B.S. degree in Public Health Administration from Southern CT State University and an MBA from the University of Hartford. She began her career in information technology as a database analyst after completing a certificate program in computer programming.

Cheryl worked for CIGNA for 22 years in various roles. During her tenure at CIGNA, she completed her MBA with a concentration in Organization Development from the University of Hartford. In addition, she completed a project management certification program at Boston University, Society for Information Management Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) in 2002 and several Leadership Development Roundtable (LDR) programs, and the True North Authentic Leadership program.

While at CIGNA, she performed various functions in Information Systems and in the HealthCare Service Operations Claim business area, including technical, process, Quality Assurance and leadership development roles. She was part of a team that developed the Emerging Leader Development Program (ELDP) which she then led for several years along with the Technical Development Program.

Cheryl has been at Travelers since 2007 and is currently a VP in the Business Insurance Division leading the Business Insurance Strategic Planning and Execution Office Shared Practices and Implementation Capabilities. In addition to her role at Travelers, Cheryl is a facilitator for the Society for Information Management (SIM) Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) in the Northeast; focused on developing and building Quality leaders of tomorrow.