Happy Monday leaders.
This week’s leaders letter comes from a friend of Focus and Positive Psychology coach Sharon Aneja. Sharon will be breaking down the empathy trap and why you should put on your own mask first.
Have a great week and over to Sharon’s gems:
Leaders: Beware the empathy trap!
By now you will have heard a million coaches telling leaders to be more empathetic, show more emotional intelligence and practice active listening.
You’re expecting me to say the same. I’m not here to do that.
Well, there’s an old adage: “Nice guys finish last”.
OK, I don’t totally subscribe to this loaded statement. Besides, Alan Sugar’s style of 80’s leadership has that pretty much covered.
What I am saying is that there is such a thing as being too empathetic a leader which can be detrimental to the team.