Emotional Intelligence (EQ), the capacity to recognize emotions in oneself or others, is the prominent buzzword in today's leadership development circles. Empathy is often the fallback stance equated with EQ. Empathy may allow one to sense, or feel, the condition of another, but it does not inspire action. Compassion, not empathy, drives meaningful connection resulting in action to help others move forward. Compassion is empathy in motion.
Compassion is achieved through self-awareness. Greater self-awareness results in greater compassion. Greater compassion creates action resulting in forward movement.
Leader know thyself.
- why I coach