See the world: empathetic leader


See the world: empathetic leader. In today’s episode Judith Germain speaks to Sophie Wade about adapting to different cultures and how to be an empathetic leader. How can we see the world through someone else’s eyes and step away from our own perceptions. Judith looks at how some autistic people respond with empathy.

Sophie explains the three types of empathy and they discuss their relative differences and how this relates to empathetic leadership and inclusion. What are the empathy habits we can start doing?

This is an interesting conversation about empathy, culture and open mindiness.

Sophie Wade is a work futurist, keynote speaker, author of Empathy Works, and workforce innovation specialist. Over 500k learners have taken her LinkedIn courses.

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Sophie Wade can be found on LinkedIn here. Her website is here.

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  1. I agree with Sophie’s views overall. Empathy can be manipulative if not followed from beginning to end. To get someone’s attention and then not follow through with a deserving result, the result is no longer inspiration, but manipulation instead. If believed and practiced all the way through, the result will be inspirational.

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