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
In this recent blog post, I shared a compilation of research on how leadership is changing. A trend was very evident that leaders are being expected to demonstrate a collaborative and empathetic leadership style. Leadership trends are evidence of changes usually driven for a reason.
If you are a “next level” leader who is rising up into a role with higher levels of leadership responsibility, you are likely experiencing some significant challenges such as:
Research reveals the forces driving today's leadership trends in 2016 in businesses today and areas for leadership development that make sense to prioritize.
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