I work with a lot of leaders and managers who are often sensitive to the challenges that they face with other people at work. This poses a number of issues, as well as causes pain and discomfort for those leaders and often affects the level of their effectiveness.
According to researchers, folks who manage people need to be more empathetic and compassionate towards their team members, because leaders who are empathetic are actually more effective and successful. Even though these findings may be true, today we’re looking at the other side of this issue. Those leaders who have an immense empathy for others, most often find that it is more difficult for them to process the inputs and stimuli that are happening at work.
Tune in to learn what it means to be an empathic leader and why being sensitive to others is an issue for so many of us. Learn why we run into so many problems with holding people accountable, managing performance, having difficulty conversations and dealing with challenging situations. Find out how you can overcome these challenges, stay effective and still appear compassionate to your team members.
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- What it means to be an empathic leader.
- The importance of understanding the difference between empathy and sympathy.
- Negative reactions of sensitive leaders.
- Why we should not allow our emotions lead our actions or define who we are.
- The difference between your intuition and a feelings.