Tag: empathy

Leadership Tip: Blame, shame, fear, and guilt keep us stuck. Picture of a person running on a hamster wheel with "blame, shame, fear, and guilt" beside it. Picture of a happy hamster drinking tea and eating cake with "empathy, understanding, and compassion" beside it

Want to Be A More Effective Leader? Break the Cycle

He was a senior leader who wanted great outcomes.  And yet he was stuck. Often, when a challenge came up, he’d respond ineffectively. Blaming, shaming, punishing.  He pointed the finger at everyone else. When inside, he was fighting the finger he knew pointed at him. He couldn’t take on the blame, shame, guilt, and fear. …
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Stop Trying to Put Yourself In Someone Else’s Shoes

Imagine someone close to you complaining about their shoes. They’re too tight. They cause blisters.  There’s a weird bump at the toe. “Let me see,” you say as you slip your feet inside. “These aren’t too tight! And there is no weird bump!”  Empathy? Not really. Unsurprisingly, their size 12 shoes are not too tight for your size 9…
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