Emphasize the Empathize
Let us connect. Let us explore the power of Empathy in connecting. To start, I invite you to read this LinkedIn article on Empathetic Leadership. Review and reflect upon it, if you care and/or dare. Then, following on that, have a view and listen to:
- Celeste Headlee on 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation
- Brene Brown on Empathy, Compassion and Boundaries
- Kristina Kuzmic on Raising Sons and Daughters
What do you think? How might these speak to the power and importance of empathy for living, learning and leading? What are some ideas you might take away in practice to strengthen empathy at home, school, work, business or community? How might it impact your engagement in interpersonal dialogue and on social media? What might be the impact of listening with empathy on collaboration and constructive problem solving? How might you foster conversations in your life that encourage its practice?
THOUGHTS on ROI
What is the Return on Investment of Empathy? Bottom line, this Virtue has the power to positively impact listening and learning because we are more open. It can foster greater dialogue and discernment and wisdom. It can engage for higher quality interaction and ideas. It can build bridges and even impact buy in. It can advance synergy and collective strength, unity, resourcefulness and excellence.
Get clear on the ROI for you in the classroom, company or community in which you spend your time. Then, borrow the ideas from this collective classroom of posts and videos to help forge cultures of empathetic listening, learning and leadership.
The world and our corners of it are demanding that we emphasize the empathize.
Peace, passion and prosperity.
Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™
Barry is ultimately a strength coach and educator. His work is about exploring, identifying, practicing and mastering our strengths and building upon them through practical and powerful unity and resourcefulness. That is why Barry is The Unity Guy™. EPIC Engage™ is an extension of The Unity Guy™. The Epic work is all about building strong, united and inspired cultures lead by character… at school, work and community; where everyone matters and contributes everyday.
Some other resources, if you like:
- 9 Perspectives on Setting Goals
- Thoughts on Dignity and Focus
- Ideas around Open and Creative Thoughts
- Some Leader Talk from 2016
- Some 310 LinkedIn Articles from which to choose.
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