AffiliationUniversity of Chester; Liverpool Hope University
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AbstractHughes et al. (2005) state that empathy is an essential skill for leadership in any field of leadership. This paper reviews literature on the importance of empathy by exploring the applications of benefits in other professions such as nursing; transferrable lessons can be learned. For school leaders, having an emotionally intelligent understanding of what they need to perform successfully can also support how they manage their team to bring out the best in all team members. Finally, this paper aims to make recommendations for governing bodies and headteachers to identify what empathetic leadership might look like and how headteachers with the right empathy skills can be specified for future recruitment.
CitationTaylor, M., & Lambert, S. (2022 - forthcoming Sep 2022). The need for empathy in school leadership. Impact.,
PublisherChartered College of Teaching
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