Episode 29: These "3 Little Words" Will Change The Way That You Lead

Episode 29 Show Notes


Big Takeaways

  • Lots of people say that we should “Lead with empathy” How?
  • One small way to do that is to say “First of all” after someone shares a hard situation or someone is showing you work that they did for you.


Two situations when I don’t lead with empathy and when I DON’T say “First of all”

  • When I am having a chaotic day “Empathy is the first casualty of a chaotic day”
  • When I am listening with the intent to respond because I don’t like something that I just heard (especially if it was a triggering word or I heard something that I feel like I need to correct or defend)
  • Listening with the intent to respond is not listening


Call to Action

  • Start saying “First of all”, after someone tells you about a difficult situation or when someone does something for you


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