Empathy: The Essential Workplace Ingredient
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, empathy is:
Understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experiences in the past or present without such feelings, thoughts, and experiences being fully transmitted in an objectively explicit manner; also: the potential for this.
And as we celebrate National Disability Day on the 3rd of December, it’s quite an occasion to discuss empathy and foster inclusion for the disabled on such an important occasion. And with that, it is important to foster an empathetic leadership in the workplace.
Empathetic Leadership is characterized by a profoundly concerned leader about his team members’ lives, challenges, interests, and overall feelings. This type of leader tries to comprehend their circumstances and what they are going through to provide support and assistance. Although not all sympathetic leaders practice servant Leadership, empathy is an essential component of it.
Find out in this E-book:
- What is empathy, and why it is important in leadership
- The disability mindset, and 7 ways to ensure disability inclusion in the workplace
- Understanding the four different preferences according to Life Orientations
- Tips to build an empathetic leader
- ...and more!