In a fast paced, diverse, technologically connected and fl exibly structured
business environment, we are called to redefi ne our stories about leadership.
Empathic leadership is based on an understanding that we are all connected,
values leadership as interrelationship and opens the way for distributed,
shared, and co-creative leadership perspectives.
Empathy is a complex process combining affective, cognitive, and communication components. It is the process of sensing the others’ emotions from their
perspective and responding appropriately without losing one’s sense of self.
Empathic leaders are competent in creating emotional bonds within their
team, covering needs of affi liation, increasing collaboration, enhancing the
adoption of a common goal, and potentially retaining talent.