Lessons for Leaders 93: Why Empathy is Crucial for Great Leaders

Why Empathy is Crucial for Great Leaders

This week I’m talking to you about why empathy is crucial for great leaders.

I cover :

  • What is empathy
  • Why does it matter in leadership
  • Whether empathy can be learned 
  • How it can improve performance, create connections and
  • What you can do to be more empathic

Why Empathy is Crucial for Great Leaders

This week I’m talking to you about why empathy is crucial for great leaders.   I cover : What is empathy Why does it matter in leadership Whether empathy can be learned  How it can improve performance, create connections and What you can do to be more empathic.

Why Empathy is Crucial for Great Leaders

Why is empathy crucial for great leaders and what is empathy anyway?

Empathy is the ability to experience and relate to the thoughts, emotions, or experience of others. So it’s about truly feeling what the other person is feeling.

You know I often talk about how we don’t ‘do’ emotions. But empathy is about connecting with emotions and feelings.

Why does empathy matter?

If we were to do a list of successful leaderships skills, empathy would rarely be included, but it’s essential in my opinion.

I’m often asked the question “can we learn empathy”?  It’s often thought that we either have it or have not.  You’ll have to listen to the episode for the answer to this one!

Listen more for the ways that you can improve empathy.

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Emma Langton

Emma Langton

Executive Leadership Coach

Emma hosts the Lessons for Leaders podcast. Each week she brings you lessons, learnings, tips and advice to enable you to lead with ease in business, without stress, doubt and overwhelm so that I help you to increase your performance, be resilient and thrive in life. Emma has been providing coaching, training and therapeutic support for executives since setting up her business in 2011. Prior to that she spent over 20 years with people at the top of national and multi-national training and communication businesses.

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