Emotional Intelligence (EQ): How to Develop Empathy

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Course features
  • Category: Leadership
  • Course Length: 8 minutes
  • Series: Emotional Intelligence 
  • Video Length: 3.5 minutes
  • Author: The URL dr
  • Resources: Empathy Development Checklist
Course overview
In this micro course, you’ll learn what empathy is, how it differs from sympathy, and how to spot whether you’re an empathetic leader. Then, you’ll learn why empathy is necessary for leaders and how you can develop this skill within yourself.
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course learning objectives
  • Difference between empathy and sympathy
  • Explore how to achieve leadership success with empathy
  • Identify how to develop empathy
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Certification included
Downloadable certificate upon completion.

Leadership development with empathy

"How to Develop Empathy" explores how empathy is a social skill that can be used by leaders, to think beyond your personal reality and consider that of another. For leaders, it’s an important mental leap that helps you to understand what your employees are feeling and what they need as individuals. Empathy is a skill that’s well worth developing. 
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Summary / Checklist

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Skills you'll learn in this course

Emotional Intelligence


Compassion & Empathy

Kim Merritt

Kim Merritt, The URL dr, has been teaching and training the business community for over thirty years. Her company's line of business soft skill micro courses are a quick and effective way to master a new competency in fifteen minutes or less. 
Patrick Jones - Course author