Future Friday Replay: Is empathy a key skill of the future?

I am out of the office today on a brief vacation. I wanted to replay this post because empathy is so needed in today’s world. I am reading the book Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. He covers quite a bit in the book, ending with a discussion of artificial intelligence, which …

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Is it impossible for a boss to be empathetic?

  Ever know someone who seemed to be a nice person, a caring person. One day they get promoted to a management position and you are happy. You think “finally we are going to have a good boss around here.” But soon you notice that they are not as nice as you expected them to …

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Empathy as a key trait of HR Professionals: Part 2

  Last week I published Part 1 of this post on empathy. If you did not read it you can find it here. It is based on the work of Roman Krznaric but I have given it a human resource twist. Krznaric published Six Habits of Highly Empathetic People. The first three habits were taking …

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Empathy as a key trait of HR Professionals: Part 1

  Yesterday I asked the question “Do you have to be a psychopath to be in HR?” If you read that post you know that HR was not in the top 10 professions that exhibit psychopathic traits, I am sure much to the relief of many readers. Today I wanted to follow up with a …

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