3 Kinds of Empathy every Entrepreneur Needs

You probably noticed a few changes (and goof ups) around here lately.  I’m in the exciting and often perplexing  process of redesigning my business.  I’m still serving independent workers, virtual assistants and entrepreneurs for sure. That won’t ever change.  But my focus has and I’m sharing that in the next post.


3 Kinds of Empathy Every Entrepreneur Needs

In the meantime, I wanted to share this fabulous Daniel Goleman video with you.  The most successful entrepreneurs understand the mechanics of communication and hone their communication skills.  Mastery of emotional intelligence is a must.  Empathy is one of the 4 elements of emotional smarts.

In this video, Daniel Goleman, who I consider the father of Emotional Intelligence at work, is defining the 3 different types of empathy, when they come into play and why you need a balance of three.

I’ve been known to say repeatedly that acknowledgement is the grease that keeps things moving and the glue that holds us together in tough times.  Independent workers- coaches, consultants, virtual assistants, entrepreneurs, we are genetically pre-disposed to be empathetic.  It’s in our blood.  We can’t help but help.

After you’ve watched it, I’d love to hear how you think empathy shows up in your business and what impact it has. I’m guessing a lot of folks will see they use empathetic concern a little too liberally…just saying

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