The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has called Covid-19 more traumatic than World War Two. Add other still prevalent issues like racism, sexism, and inequality, and there’s never been a more important moment for leaders to step up and prove their empathetic abilities. What are the limiting beliefs that can hinder empathy? As this week’s guest Gautham Pallapa observes, too often being the “strong silent type” means that leaders may practice cognition empathy, but then fail to progress beyond that stage to emotional and compassionate empathy. What do those two stages of empathy entail? The answer is forming a real connection with others, feeling their pain points, and enacting change. In this episode, the emphasis is on creating psychological safety so employees can collaborate, innovate and create not just a better work/life balance, but a better work/soul balance.
Released today: episode #96 of my podcast series “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight,” featuring Gautham Pallapa, PhD, discussing Leading with Empathy: Understanding the Needs of Today’s Workforce. Click on https://newbooksnetwork.com/category/special-series/dan-hills-eq-spotlight to get to the new episode.
Gautham Pallapa, PhD, is the founder of Transformity and an executive advisor at VMware. Gautham was born in Bangalore, India and received his PhD from the University of Texas, Arlington.
Dan Hill, PhD, is the president of Sensory Logic, Inc. His latest books, available on Amazon are Emotionomics 2.0: The Emotional Dynamics Underlying Key Business Goals and Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo.