Have you ever met somebody in your private or professional life who said ‘I just don’t have that much empathy’ ? Isn’t that a too simple excuse for not caring for others ? Empathy is a skill that can be cultivated with practice and effort ! How can this be done ? We can put ourselves in someone else’s shoes and try to see the situation from their viewpoint. We can be genuinely interested in learning about their experiences, feelings, and challenges. Raising our empathy bar allows us to bridge differences, foster meaningful connections, and make communities more inclusive !
It’s the role of a leader to nurture the growth of their team