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Lead With Mercy by Robert Goodson



Author Robert Goodson cleverly blends two decades’ personal leadership experience with conventional expertise in business, leadership and psychology to make a compelling and pragmatic case for the wisdom of compassion in business leadership. His newly released business leadership book, Lead with Mercy, is published by Outskirts Press.

What is mercy? According to Webster’s it’s: “Compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or one subject to one’s power.” So mercy is a deliberate choice. Nothing forces an individual in power to show mercy to those who are subject to his power. So why do it?

That question is even more intriguing in the context of business. Business is about the bottom line – and environment where soft, intangible concepts like mercy, compassion, patience and forgiveness generally have no place. Some leaders hold staunchly to the belief that compassion and mercy have no place in successful business. After all, business leaders are held accountable for results, not compassion, right?

Goodson, a Fortune 500 company business leader and certified executive coach, makes the case for ethical and merciful business leadership that is, in the end, also a sustainable and rewarding business model. Lead with Mercy presents a discussion of provable, measurable results and positive return on investment.

Warren Bettis once said, “While managers know how to do things right, leaders know how to do the right thing.” Lead with Mercy brings new meaning to these words and offers business leaders a True North to navigate the morally murky waters of today with the timeless principles of yesterday. The book will serve as a touchstone text for generations of leaders seeking a higher purpose in their work. – Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, Founder and CEO, GrowthLeaders®

Lead with Mercy blends personal leadership experience with that of experts in business, leadership and psychology to make a compelling case for compassionate leadership. Readers will learn how to earn the right to lead, what it means to be accountable while delegating responsibility to others, and how to provide colleagues with their own clear vision of compassion, innovation – and, of course, success.

Lead with Mercy is available online through Outskirts Press at The book is sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more, and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the business/economics, leadership and workplace culture categories.

ISBN: 978-0-578-15277-6 Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream Retail: $11.95
Kindle: $5.99 eBook: $5.00
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership / Business Communication / Workplace Culture

For more information about Lead with Mercy, visit the book page at the author’s webpage,

Rob Goodson About the Author: Robert Goodson is a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Virginia Tech Army ROTC program, an alumnus of the Corps of Cadets, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in political science and foreign language (German). He holds a master’s degree with honors in diplomacy, with a concentration in international conflict resolution, from Norwich University. He is also a certified executive coach. Goodson has spent more than 20 years studying and practicing leadership in the military and in private industry. He partners with rising and experienced leaders on their journey in leadership. He lives in Virginia with his wife and three children. For more information about Robert Goodson and his book, contact the author at or visit his author website,

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd – 515, Parker, Colorado 80134 1-888-OP-BOOKS

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