Too much of a good thing: Tips on avoiding the dangers of unchecked empathy
Empathy is essential for a leader, so how can too much be dangerous? A leader can't lead effectively without a highly developed capacity for empathy. The ability to get out of your own mental framework and put yourself in other peoples' shoes is essential for impactful communication, crisis management, business strategy, sales and marketing and successful business relationships. Advice on building this and other soft skills associated with emotional intelligence is flooding the popular business literature. However, it's equally important to know when to stop being empathic.
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