Leading with Empathy: 5 Tips to Foster Self-Compassion

HR leaders should not overlook the importance of self-compassion as a strategy to promote their people’s resilience and increase business performance. Leading with empathy means tuning into one’s own self-talk track and assessing how well it is helping or hindering effectiveness during unprecedented uncertainty. Too often, the idea of engaging emotions and applying self-compassion, especially in the workplace, is seen as soft and at odds with an achievement mindset. However, compassion, or “a sensitivity to the suffering of self and others, with a commitment to try to relieve it,” takes courage and requires a dedicated commitment to behave differently.

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