Empathy Is A Leader’s Best Friend

When leadership is executed with empathy it changes lives. If we understand that leadership begins and ends with people – then we understand the need to develop relationships, make connections, and partner with our people and show empathy. Empathy is the ability to mutually experience the thoughts, emotions and direct experience of others. Empathy helps us lead individually not collectively. Empathy gives us unique insight into people. Empathy encourages leaders to understand the root cause behind poor performance. Empathy allows leaders to build and develop relationships with those they lead. Empathy as a state of mind breeds more listening, more understanding and therefore more leadership!   The Story of Ms. Thompson Ms. Thompson was a fifth grade teacher in an affluent suburb. Each year at the beginning of the school year she would tell her class, “Children, I have no favorites, I will treat you all the same.” This of
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