Millennials are disrupting the world, doing what many of us haven’t imagined. They are earning wealth faster and challenging outdated assumptions. In the process they have pushed us out of our comfort zones. That is great but there is one attitude that they need to change as soon as possible – they need to be more empathetic.
We hear a lot about empathy in leadership. If you follow me, you have heard me talk about compassion quite a bit lately. What is the difference?
“I didn’t realize that was offensive.” Most people never think about the cliches they use in the workplace – until they experience the trauma. They don’t understand that common phrases can be obstacles to creating the disruptive innovation they desire.
Does your team feel worthless with the work they are doing in your organization?
As leaders, it is up to us to guide our organizations. We are expected to have the vision and craft the strategy to make that vision a reality. Unfortunately, the only vision some leaders have is watching other leaders and following their tracks. While that is great in a fairly stable environment, the current world of rapid and radical innovation and disruption makes that nearly impossible. To lead we must have a powerful vision and the ability to guide ourselves and our team to that end.
Many people are trying to put their lives back together following Hurricane Florence. Trauma is an ugly time because it is a time of loss. That is why anyone who has gone through a trauma appreciates kind words and actions. Unfortunately, many leaders and managers make the trauma worse by saying stupid things at those…
“I don’t care.” Chances are that if you listen to most of your employees or leaders, you will hear the apathy. You might even find that you don’t care. How can I say that? Gallup’s 2017 study revealed that 18% of employees worldwide and 16% of American workers are actively disengaged. Another 67% are “not…