Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Why Empathy?

Empathy enables you to know if the people you are trying to reach are actually reached.


It allows you to predict the effect your decisions and actions will have on core people you are working with and helps you to strategize accordingly.

Without empathy, you cannot build a team or nurture a new generation of leaders. You will not inspire followers or elicit loyalty.

Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s experience, perspective and feelings. Empathy is the capacity that allows a leader to understand the perspectives and feelings of others and foresee the impact of his actions and events on them.
Why Empathy? 
The leader lacking in empathy is driven by his own needs and blind to or indifferent to the needs of others.

Empathy is not the same as compassion or caring about others’ needs and experience. Manipulative and authoritarian leaders can be adept at intuiting other peoples’ vulnerabilities and exploiting them.

Adding the capacity to care about—not just perceive—the experience of others creates a beloved leader.

It is also called “Vicarious Introspection,” and it is commonly described as the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes.
But make sure you are assessing how they would feel in their shoes, not how you would feel in their shoes.

This is the tricky part!

Oudney Patsika (www.oudneypatsika.com) Is A Brand Architect, Cinematographer, Social Analyst, Social Media Expert, Online & Social Media Web Entrepreneur at Oudney’s Studios (www.oudneysstudios.com)

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