Empathy and experience key to becoming good leader

What do today’s leaders need to create lasting impact in the world?… 

 

..empathic connection can then help us transition from “doing for” others – such as developing a set of well meaning interventions that are imposed upon a community – to “doing with” others. In the latter, change comes from within the community. For instance, a city could collectively embrace an effort to reduce gang activity through alternative community outlets such as a basketball league and employment opportunities….

 

We need more opportunities to foster these types of relationships and problem solving strategies. In an interdependent, global world, our ability to create lasting positive change will come down to our ability to work together. The more we understand each other, the sooner we can solve some of our toughest challenges.

 

By Christopher Gergen  BY & Stephen

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