(leadership) Empathy: Why It’s Important To Cultivate At The Office

Empathy is a hot topic right now. In schools and offices and even at the heart of the new design thinking, people are trying to inject a little more empathy into their environment. Leaders especially are being told to be more empathetic.

The Center for Creative Leadershippublished a white paper that says, “Empathy is a construct that is fundamental to leadership.” In this study, managers whose employees perceived them as being empathetic received more positive commendations from their own bosses.

by Christopher B. Nelson