Empathetic Leadership In a Layoff World
I've been thinking a lot about leadership lately, particularly how to be a better one.
I've been lucky enough to have some really great mentors in my life and I've learned a lot from them. I think they were all great leaders, but there is one thing they all had in common – they were empathetic. They could put themselves in someone else's shoes and see their point of view, even when it was hard for them.
I'm not saying this comes easily for everyone (I know it doesn't for me!), but we are all capable of it if we try hard enough. When you're trying to lead others, empathy is a powerful skill because it allows you to understand where people are coming from so that you can help them get where they need to go. It also helps you realize when something isn't working out the way you'd hoped, so that you can adjust accordingly!
Empathy is a skill that takes practice and time to develop; but once it becomes part of your character, it will make all the difference in how effective you are as a leader.
Leadership is about empathy, social intelligence, and being a proactive listener.
Being a good leader means that you have to know how to lead people who are different from you. You have to be able to empathize with them, understand where they're coming from, and figure out why they do what they do.
That's why it's important for leaders to be able to see things from other people's perspective—not just their own—and it's also important for them not to just assume that everyone thinks like them or believes in the same things that they do.
Leaders who work well with other people are often better at finding success than those who don't. They're also better at avoiding situations where they might end up making decisions that hurt others unnecessarily because they didn't take the time to consider all the possible ways their actions could affect others before making those decisions themselves!
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