The art of being a leader - how empathy can lead to success
We all know time is money and when you’re leading a team, you’d be willing to empty your pockets to get some time back. But the most influential leaders in history share three traits: confidence, empathy and integrity.
These leaders know intuitively know how to listen. Using empathy and mindfulness to be present during every interaction. Their focus and commitment to the goal lets them shelve their egos and receive feedback with grace, inspiring innovation at every level.
There is a big difference between leadership and management. Management refers to someone who is responsible for a group of people who are aligned with a common goal or task. Leadership, however, is a method of interacting with others that contributes to them achieving a goal. People choose to follow a leader they’re forced to follow management. One of the most significant differences between leadership and management is empathy. Leaders understand the feelings, desires, and motivations of others to leverage it to how they teach, learn, encourage and build trust - Empathy is key to being a better leader.