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How Empathy Drives Organizational Benefits

Empathetic leadership offers multiple short- and long-term benefits

The ability to understand others, commonly referred to as empathy, is a vital leadership skill that helps leaders understand and communicate with colleagues to move initiatives and projects forward. When there is a lack of empathy throughout an organization, people are often uncomfortable sharing new ideas, collaborating and taking on new roles and responsibilities that would help move the collective forward.

Empathetic leaders are associated with being extraordinary listeners and communicators who seek to understand others before making big decisions. Without this embedded throughout an organization, especially at the leadership level, organizations risk losing to their competitors who are more innovative, productive, efficient, and easier to work with.

Here are three common organizational challenges that empathy can solve.

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