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Why Having And Utilizing Empathy Matters

It's a powerful tool to employ

Why are people making so much of this so-called soft skill called empathy? Why care about the feelings of others?

It may seem that consideration for emotions would have no place in the business world. They’re not important for getting the job done –-- or are they? Today’s top companies are looking for leaders who have that ability to empathize, to put themselves in others’ situations and to imagine things from an different perspective. Knowing how to elicit the best from your team requires empathy and understanding. Those who can get at the heart of what motivates people can tailor their approach and harness that energy to get ahead at work.

Unsure how empathy fits into your leadership style? Consider the following, and learn how having empathy can help you tailor your tactics and build a strong and loyal team.

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