Perspective taking is one of the most critical skills needed to manage unconscious bias and lead with cultural intelligence. Leaders can’t motivate people and negotiate effectively if they don’t know how others think and feel about something. Perspective taking makes a critical difference in whether diversity training actually works. This written assignment focuses on this week’s readings about Listening, Learning and Perspective Taking.
- Academic: In reference to your assigned reading and your own research, what are the critical similarities and differences between perspective taking and empathy?
- Real world application:
- Provide a personal example of when you effectively utilized perspective taking and what was the outcome.
- Provide a personal example of when you effectively utilized empathy and what was the outcome.
- In your opinion which was more impactful and why: perspective taking or empathy?