Empathy is simply putting oneself in another person’s situation so as to get a better understanding of how they ae feeling, and it’s also an important skill each leader should have.
There are several things that can enable an individual in developing empathy skills and they are such as:
By asking other people how feel about a certain situation and then compare their thoughts to yours which is a great skill in helping one develop empathy.
Another way of learning how to empathize is by learning how to identify our own feelings so that we can be able to understand how others feel.
The other way is by having an experience of different culture and environment which enables one know why things are done the way they are done in a culture that is different from ours.
Empathy skills are essential because they help us in communication with other people.