Empathy to Equity: Using Empathy to Advance Inclusive Leadership and DEI w/Shola Kaye - Episode #67

Season #7

Episode #67 - Empathy to Equity: Using Empathy to Advance Inclusive Leadership and DEI w/Shola Kaye

In this episode, we sit down with an expert in the field of empathy, Shola Kaye, to discuss the crucial role empathy plays in inclusive leadership. We dive deep into the interconnectedness of empathy and inclusive leadership, highlighting the business benefits of empathetic approaches, from improved team dynamics to better business outcomes. Our guest provides actionable steps on how to foster a culture of empathy, tackle common obstacles, and balance empathy with firm decision-making. This episode will inspire and guide leaders in cultivating their empathetic leadership skills, proving that empathy isn't just a "nice-to-have" but rather an essential facet of inclusive and effective leadership.

In this episode of the Midlife Career Rebel Podcast, you'll discover…

  • The three (3) types of empathy.
  • What inclusive leadership really means.
  • How to reconcile empathy in traditional business cultures that value efficiency and productivity
  • Ways to develop your skills of empathy and avoid burnout.
  • The intersection of empathy and inclusive leadership.
  • The role vulnerability plays in becoming an empathetic leader.
  • The connection between psychological safety and empathy.
  • And more…

Featured On the Show (and additional resources):

Shola Kaye is the author of two books and an award-winning international speaker on Communication, Inclusive Leadership and Empathy at Work. She’s passionate about helping organisations create an atmosphere of belonging for their people. When a workplace is fully inclusive and welcoming, amazing things happen. People are transformed into leaders. Teams and groups perform better. Everyone gains. Shola’s work has appeared in a variety of industry journals, she’s a LinkedIn Learning instructor, and her clients include The United Nations and Deloitte. You can also find Shola on LinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/sholakaye


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