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The Empathy Dilemma: How Successful Leaders Balance Performance, People, and Personal Boundaries

Maria Ross

Lead with compassion without compromising financial success.

We have entered a new world of work. It's a world where leaders utilize a human-centric approach, prioritizing the mental health and personal responsibilities of their employees alongside their professional ones. However, post-pandemic, a dark side to the empathetic workplace has emerged and many well-intentioned business leaders are struggling to keep both productivity and morale high.

In The Empathy Dilemma, author, speaker, and empathy advocate, Maria Ross, explores the difficulties businesses are having, and the solutions they need to get back on track. Drawing on her decades of experience, thorough research, and extensive interviews, Ross goes back to the basics of what empathy is, and what it isn't. She details where leaders are going wrong and how to tackle complicating factors such as generational mindsets, philosophical differences, and diverse life experiences by utilizing the five pillars of empathetic leadership: self-awareness, self-care, clarity, decisiveness, and joy. And by bringing this all into focus, Ross emphasizes the fact that empathy is a two-way street that involves mutual respect and trust between all involved parties.

Written as a follow-up to her book The Empathy Edge, The Empathy Dilemma looks at the compassionate leader through a post-pandemic lens. It is the guide every leader needs in order to prioritize performance and protect mental health so that both their business and their employees come out on top.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Page Two Books, Inc.
  • Publish Date: Sep 10th, 2024
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781774584743
  • Categories: LeadershipManagement - GeneralOrganizational Behavior

About the Author

Maria Ross is a speaker, facilitator, and empathy advocate who believes cash flow, creativity, and compassion are not mutually exclusive. Ross has authored multiple books, including her most recent title, The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success, which made Forbes' list of "Books That Will Change the Way You Think About Leadership". She has written articles for Newsweek and Huffington Post and has appeared on MSNBC, NPR, ABC News, and more. She is host of The Empathy Edge podcast. Ross lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.
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