I wish the titles “leader” and “manager” would go hand in hand, but that’s not always the case. I have worked for both and there is a clear difference between the two. Merriam-Webster describes a manager as “a person who directs a team.” Simply directing a team might have worked long ago but it doesn’t cut the mustard in today’s workplace.
Online Reputation Management, or ORM, is one of the biggest buzzwords of our industry. We are all talking about it because we are all still trying to figure out how to do it well.
Let’s be honest, when it comes to the keys for successful leadership, empathy is rarely included in the list. Demonstrating empathy can be difficult for some leaders. It takes time and effort. Yet, instilling a sense of empathy in how you lead those under your care can offer three distinct advantages.