|Date: June 3, 2022
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Compassionate leadership isn’t about being nice; when practiced effectively, it’s a strong leadership style that can elevate your spirits and profits.
Compassionate leaders are not weak. They are tough leaders who understand that they can be good to their people and deliver stronger results. In fact, taking care of your people actually leads to better results. In his new book, Donato Tramuto―recognized CEO, business leader, innovator, and philanthropist,―makes the case that compassion is a key leadership principle that
Tramuto interviewed nearly 40 successful leaders who practice compassionate leadership and reveals the best strategies from their playbooks. He then combined these interviews with his own insights, numerous studies, and original, qualitative research of 1,500 participants to unleash the measurable data and benefits of compassion in the workplace.
Most leaders have an innate desire to be compassionate, but many don’t know how to put it into practice. This book shares inspiring stories and actionable examples of how proven leaders have accomplished this and how you can too. The bottom line on bottom lines: compassionate leadership is about better people and better business.
Donato J. Tramuto, is widely recognized for his commitment to social change and transformational leadership in healthcare innovation that led The New York Times to deem him “a global health activist.”
He is the former CEO of Tivity Health®, Inc., (Nasdaq: TVTY), where he served as a Board Member, Chairman of the Board, and later as CEO championing a turnaround that moved the company toward profitability. Tramuto is an entrepreneur, innovator and passionate champion of cutting-edge approaches to healthcare access, drug safety, and addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH), defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Under his tenure as CEO of Tivity Health and following his execution of a successful turnaround, he transformed the business model to center around partnering progressively, profitably and collaboratively with consumers, payers, healthcare practitioners and employers in cutting-edge approaches to SDOH conditions including nutrition, fitness and social connection, that improve health outcomes and reduce medical costs.
Before joining Tivity Health, Tramuto’s record of bringing together social commitment with healthcare innovation included his founding of Physicians Interactive Holdings (Aptus Health sold to WebMD in 2019), a global provider of insight-driven digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers. Reflecting a conviction that universal healthcare is a basic human right for all people, he launched Health eVillages in 2011, a non-profit organization providing state-of-the-art mobile health technology in the most challenging clinical environments and working to broaden healthcare access.
Tramuto is also the founder and chair of The TramutoPorter Foundation which advances people’s rights to education, healthcare access, and combats human right violations. He launched the foundation in memory his two friends and their three-year-old son who lost their lives on 9/11 when United Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower. Tramuto was scheduled to be on that flight, however due to a toothache, he never boarded the plane. Since the launch of the foundation, over 100 young adults have received a Tramuto Foundation Scholarship to pursue their dream of a college education and many organizations have received financial and partnership support helping them deliver on their promise to make the world a more equitable place.
His three-decade commitment to compassionate leadership, social change and innovation has earned numerous awards, including the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope and the RFK Embracing His Legacy Awards, and induction into the PharmaVoice “hall of fame” for his leadership in the Healthcare Industry.
Tramuto currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and is Chairman of its Leadership Council where in 2018, his foundation committed to funding a three-year, $1 million grant to address workplace bullying, leading a national initiative to address workplace dignity and inclusion in the U.S. and Europe. Tramuto is a member of the Brown University Healthcare Leadership Board, Boston University School of Public Health Advisory Board, Chairman of the Board for Cherish Health, Chairman of the the Executive Advisory Board for BioIQ Health, Member of the Board of Directors for Zeel Health, as well as an advisory board member at Gryphon Investment, Gento Health and Skyscape. He also serves as an Executive in Residence at Tidesmart Health, Sharecare, and Concierge Health and as Honorary Scholar in Residence at St. Jospeh’s College in Maine. He is the mastermind behind a groundbreaking 360° public service campaign and annual summit addressing challenges unique to older adults, including the too-often overlooked issues of isolation and loneliness.
A proponent of lifelong learning, Tramuto holds honorary doctorates from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Thomas Jefferson University, Lasell University, and Saint Joseph’s College, and is also the author of: Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business now available in the U.S. and Italy.
Tramuto is a regular speaker on topics of workplace dignity, social justice, healthcare access, and value-based leadership. He has frequently appeared in the media in outlets such as The New York Times, CNBC, Fox News with Neil Cavuto, Bloomberg News, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal.