How often do you consider the role of empathy in a list of qualities of a successful leader? The research is proving a direct link between the two.
Imagine you are a senior level leader who experiences these challenges:
- You have to choose between 4 good internal candidates for a promotion and feel anxious about turning 3 of them down. After the news is broken to the unselected candidates you immediately send them an email offering to take them out for lunch and offer to help them with their development
One sure way to enable your company to grow and achieve your goals is to have the “right people in the right seats on the bus and the wrong people off the bus” a quote made famous by organizational guru and author Jim Collins in the early 2000’s. As old as this news is, bad hires still represent one of the most vexing challenges for business leaders.