Leading Through COVID-19 Crisis: How Emphatic Are You?

Published on March 31, 2020

How empathetic are you in times of stress?

When stress hits, it is common to become less sensitive to other people’s feelings, to be more on edge, and to be less vigilant about the things we might say that may have negative impacts on others. 

As the influencers in the world during this highly stressful crisis, it is imperative that we spend a little more time in preparing ourselves for the conversations we are about to have and communicate with empathy.

When we have empathy towards others, our brain chemistry changes, because most of us truly want to help others.

What I would like you to do is before you pick up the phone or write an email or text, think

about the possible issues the other individual is going through. Then start the conversation by asking how they are. I promise you, these two acts will reduce the chances of you being impatient and possibly saying the wrong thing.

To get through COVID-19, we must be empathetic towards others and to ourselves, which will be the topic for tomorrow’s video. 

Please share this important message with your network and be good to one another. #VelocityMindset #empathy #COVID19