Empathy assessment helps you understand your abilities and shortcomings in empathetic leadership

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Empathy is not just an instinct. It’s not just a feeling, or simply thinking that you naturally understand other people's emotions. Empathy is an essential skill set that creates psychological safety. It moves teams forward. And you can learn it.

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Discover the degree to which your leadership actions create the inclusive climate necessary for innovation and success. Do your everyday actions show recognition of people’s value? Do they pull people together?

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