⭐Empathy and Authority are inseparable partners⭐
Covid-19 is case in point.
Leadership is a communal act. We allow our leaders to lead us. As a result, the leader reacts to whatever we say.
Leaders stand with their people by feeling the pain and understand what people have to do. The ask can be huge right now, take job or pay cuts. But people will show amazing strenght, if the leaders now to share the pain and go the extra length for a better future .
Can Empathy look soft ? A weakness? Instead of showing decisiveness when a solution is needed ? There is nothing stopping a leader being decisive but also having feelings about things. And as soon as a leader use just power, they stop being a leader. Authority alone is overrated.
We all leaders in our jobs. How can we use Empathy more ?