This is the Era of Emotions
The last few decades revolved around the mind and created mainstream discussions and practices around thought management, mindfulness, and neuroscientific discoveries like neuroplasticity. Following the pandemic, we are seeing an exponential surge in normalizing psychotherapy and trauma healing modalities. Humans are more conscious of valuing their emotions as either impediments to, or propellers of, their life purpose and well being. Organizations are realizing that emotional health has a direct impact on work culture and productivity.
Leaders who know themselves emotionally and who value high empathy are able to foment a healthy emotional work atmosphere and cultivate meaning from their environment. Now more than ever, humans want to work for leaders and organizations that validate their internal experience and inspire them.
A study done by McKinsey (December 7, 2020 https://www.mckinsey.com) reported that the pandemic served as a before and after measure for highlighting corporations that validated their employees’ work-life upheaval, with 50 percent rating empathy as the top factor.
Humanity, the planet, and the times are crying out for a new type of leader who can respond to a turbulent environment using intuition, self-reflection, compassion and emotional intelligence.
Enter the Empath Leader.