Is empathy the most important in leadership?

Empathy is taking on a new level of meaning and priority in leadership.

Empathy is the ability to emotionally understand what other people feel, see things from their point of view, and imagine yourself in their place. Essentially, it is putting yourself in someone else’s position and feeling what they must be feeling.

Forbes has done a research and that study found empathy has significant constructive effects in innovation, engagement, retention, inclusivity and work-life balance.

As it shows, “the reason empathy is so necessary is that people are experiencing multiple kinds of stress, and data suggests it is affected by the pandemic” and “empathy contributes to positive Outcomes”

Let´s take a look to the final report and try to empathize!