Leadership 101: Lead with Empathy

Why is empathy an essential quality in leaders?

Is empathy acquired or learnt?

How can leaders build empathy?

Practice self-reflection

Listen first

Use empathy expressions

A concern for others

Schedule one-on-one meetings

  1. Breathe in and check on yourself. How are you feeling at this moment? Do you feel relaxed or overwhelmed about yourself and your surroundings?
  2. Based on what you are feeling right now. Is there anything you can change or implement that will alter your feelings? Or is there someone you can talk to about your feelings?

Is empathy the way forward?

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