Don’t believe those empathy myths

Empathy is a quality that’s sorely lacking among many of today’s leaders
By Joanne Trotta
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/28/2019
leadership
Empathy is a quality sorely lacking among many of today’s leaders, even though it is exactly what is needed within modern organizations. Shutterstock

Empathy is a quality sorely lacking among many of today’s leaders, even though it is exactly what is needed within modern organizations.

Some leaders have dismissed empathy altogether, continuing to subscribe to old-school leadership tactics and models such as “command and control.”

Others, however, may be curious about empathy and how it can enhance their leadership, but they are swayed by powerful, persistent myths.