In this paper, we discuss transformational leadership and propose that empathy is at the heart of transformational leadership. We review the research on empathy and discuss the implication of these insights in educational leadership. We highlight the multifaceted and interconnected nature of empathy and discuss components of empathy that are most relevant to educational leaders. Recognizing one’s constraints on the empathy scale could protect leaders from burnout and poor decision making.
Jiang, Mei and Lu, Shulan
"To Empathize, or Not Empathize in Educational Leadership,"
Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gardner-webb.edu/joel/vol5/iss1/3