Empathy in school leadership

Originally written for the Show My Homework blog, this post examines the different ways you can show empathy as a school leader. I hope you find it on point and useful.

Empathy: (noun) the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Life can be pretty sucky. It’s true. You can pretty much guarantee that anyone walking past you in the school corridor is going through something pretty rubbish that is having some kind of effect on them.

Empathy is a critical factor when it comes to running a successful team or school. If you want to have the respect and loyalty of your colleagues then you really do need to show empathy. Here are ten of what I think are key things that you can do to be a leader with empathy.

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