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A guide to empathetic leadership through an economic downturn

Published 5 Jul 2022

As a leader, you need to balance health, wellbeing, productivity and profit, and more besides. It’s a lot to manage, especially as the stresses of the last few years continue to take their toll on our workforce.

But there’s a secret ingredient to successful leadership. 

Research shows that empathy is the most necessary leadership skill needed today in a workplace. This guide breaks that down:

  • What is empathy
  • Why do we need it
  • Why is empathy important to leadership
  • Top traits of empathetic leaders
  • How to cultivate a culture of empathy

… And so much more.


Disclaimer: The information in this article is current as at 27 June 2022, and has been prepared by Employment Hero Pty Ltd (ABN 11 160 047 709) and its related bodies corporate (Employment Hero). The views expressed in this article are general information only, are provided in good faith to assist employers and their employees, and should not be relied on as professional advice. The Information is based on data supplied by third parties. While such data is believed to be accurate, it has not been independently verified and no warranties are given that it is complete, accurate, up to date or fit for the purpose for which it is required. Employment Hero does not accept responsibility for any inaccuracy in such data and is not liable for any loss or damages arising either directly or indirectly as a result of reliance on, use of or inability to use any information provided in this article. You should undertake your own research and to seek professional advice before making any decisions or relying on the information in this article.

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