Empathy: A Critical Leadership Skill For The 21st Century

by Dr. Denise O'Neil Green | April 21, 2015 10:00 AM

In this video blog, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the FutureI discuss the importance of having empathy as a critical leadership skill for the 21st Century while reviewing a chapter of Daniel H. Pink's "A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future". In the book, Daniel talks about how those of us who are more right-brain leaning have the creative capacity to really advance and move things forward.  While the book in its entirety is a great read, I'd really like to promote a discussion on Chapter 7: Empathy in Part Two where he outlines The Six Senses that are needed to develop the whole new mind our new era demands.

In the meantime, I want to hear from you:

What role do you think empathy plays in advancing the role of equity, diversity, and inclusion in organizations?

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