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Thursday, August 8 • 09:00 - 10:15
Empathy: A Keystone Leadership Habit (Paul Tevis) POPULAR

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“How information is communicated to employees during a change matters more than what information is communicated. A lack of audience empathy when conveying news about an organizational transformation can cause it to fail.” –Patty Sanchez
As a leader, do you struggle to build trust, influence others, give effective feedback, and enable collaboration? This session will explore how empathy – the ability to understand others' needs and ensure that they know that you understand them – is what Charles Duhigg calls a "keystone habit", a behavior change that unlocks other cascading behavior changes and why that habit is critical to leaders' success. Along the way, we will examine the particular challenges that leaders face and give you seven simple tools to enhance your practice of empathy.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will describe what keystone habits are
  • Participants will identify what makes empathy a keystone habit for human relationships and its particular importance for leaders
  • Participants will discuss seven ways to improve their practice of empathy
  • Participants will choose one of the seven tools to try out in the next week


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Paul Tevis

Coach & Facilitator, Vigemus

Thursday August 8, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
National Harbor 4/5