In his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey indicates the importance of “trying to understand before being understood” and you cannot form this habit, the fifth which Covey recommends in his book, without the moral compass that produces empathy.
Empathy: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.
The Empathy Formula
The Challenges of Empathy
The Agile Manifesto
Empathy is a basic tool for working with teams, interacting, reaching agreements, collaborating with each other, making commitments, and so on.
Empathy and Scrum
Try to understand before being understood
Are you ready to start putting yourself in other people’s shoes and seeing the world from the perspective of empathy?
About the Author
José Meyer is a talented Project Manager and very experienced in working with teams of diverse sizes and backgrounds. He has excellent planning and communication skills, and specializes in Agile Methodologies. José is a strong leader with a great work ethic.