Empathetic Leadership is Essential 

Empathetic Leadership is Essential 

Empathetic Leadership, Leadership
Empathy is a learned skill and is essential in leadership today. Though many may see empathy as weakness, this isn’t true for empathy is action focused. Empathetic leaders are needed in today’s diverse workplaces because generations Y and Z do not flourish with an archaic style of leadership. They expect collaboration, community, and compassion in the work environment. When a leader applies empathy to their skillset, they move towards a mentoring and coaching approach by listening and removing judgment. Empathetic leadership is about putting aside your own bias and seeing through a new set of eyes. Empathy requires the leader to be present in the moment which ultimately embeds trust in the culture. The skill of empathy is like a muscle that will become stronger with use. Demonstrating that you…
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The Joy of Leadership

The Joy of Leadership

Leadership
The recent passing of my mentor, Joy, made me reflect on the key leadership qualities she most often demonstrated: patience, calmness, knowledge, professionalism, consistency, quality, presence, organization, firmness and fairness. Reflecting on the time I spent learning from her reminds me how quickly time passes. As leaders, we only have a finite amount of time to make an impact, though, it might seem like time stands still when you are leading. Joy invested her time in me both as a college student and as a young administrator in training. She shared her wisdom and knowledge through the most precious commodity of time. She showed her joy of leadership by giving to those she served. During this holiday season, take time to reflect on how you can show your “Joy” of…
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