Leadership & Teamwork: Develop Empathy Not Envy || #PeopleSkills
by Kate Nasser |
Leaders and teams succeed far more when they develop empathy not envy. Feeling envious does not move us forward. In fact, it takes us off focus. Yet if we develop empathy, we find connections and momentum we never had before.
Why Develop Empathy Not Envy
Envy is something we experience from the sidelines. It gives us incomplete and false information.
On the other hand, empathy is connected to others. We can see the truth about how they achieve. We can also unearth how we can help each other. Instead of the blur that envy creates, empathy builds our future.
Why Leaders & Teams Veer Toward Envy
Leaders and teams veer off course toward envy to compete with those they envy. In other words, to create a sense of competition to work harder. After all, envy stems from comparison. Yet, how can we make a valid comparison when we know very little about how they got there?
Develop Empathy to Expand Our Own Success
Empathy prevents arrogance that would otherwise stop our growth.
It builds bonds of mutual help and support.
Empathy prevents tunnel vision and bad decisions.
A leader’s empathy inspires and leads morale for great results.
Empathy keeps us in touch with reality and working toward our own success. In other words, it stops us from the trap of envying others.
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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