How to Guide a Team with Concern and Empathy
22 December 2020
22 December 2020
Leadership is a role with multiple responsibilities. While many people often think that being a leader is more about being stern, authoritative, and assertive, in reality, it works more when a leader shows care and empathy.
We all are aware of the fact that leadership requires soft skills like communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills. But one very important skill that we often miss while choosing a leader is their ability to show concern and kindness.
How can a leader guide his team with concern and empathy? Here are a few tips you can follow to let your team know that you care:
A good leader always knows to invest their time in knowing the team. They know that a happy team is important. Engaging with employees on a personal level will allow the leader to know their likes, dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses. You can have a one-on-one conversation with each of our employees, or you can have friendly chats in groups, either way, building a personal and empathetic relationship will benefit the team in future endeavors.
Teams usually follow their leaders’ footsteps. Showing kindness and care for our team will build a culture of empathy among the team members. It will create a sense of shared value within the team, helping to better engagements between employees and deepening the relationship.
Your team needs to know that they have our trust in any challenging situation. They will be looking for your guidance in tough times, but showing them that you trust their decision-making skills will boost the employee morale. Be transparent with your team. Let them know that you also make mistakes and need their support to go forward. It will build a relationship of trust and empathy between you and the employees.
Having a workplace atmosphere with care and empathy will help the employees thrive and bring out the best outcome of any situation.