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Leadership Styles

Leadership lessons on…empathetic leadership

As evidence mounts that demonstrating EQ is as important as IQ when leading a firm, Insider Engage talks to industry executives about the strategies they employ as empathetic leaders

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Empathetic leadership - Key takeaways:

- Empathetic leadership isn’t just innate, elements can be learned

- Building trust over the long term is key

- It’s not all touchy-feely; there are structural approaches too

- Consistent communication is paramount

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