Earlier today, I was co-facilitating a leadership development workshop for a group of global leaders intensely preparing and developing their skills to be more effective leaders both today and tomorrow.
One of the discussion topics of the day was developing empathy skills. As I was listening to my co-facilitator do a great job of explaining the concepts and engaging with the group, I started to notice the dialogue in the group and among participants was different than any I have ever heard before. In listening to the great conversations, I picked up on two interesting themes coming from 42 leaders in the virtual session:
- The group had a deeper sense of the value of themselves than I’ve ever experienced.
- They had a purer empathy for others than I’ve ever heard.