Culture Code-X

Empathetic Leader

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The CODE-X series catalogs a vast codex of source codes (aka “signs”) extracted from past audits.

Note that signs on their own, while sometimes interesting, only become truly revelatory and useful once they’re sorted into thematic complexes, and the complexes into codes, and the codes into a meaning map. We call this process “thick description”; the Code-X series is thin description.

EMPATHETIC LEADER” NORM: Placing yourself in another’s position — trying to see/feel from their frame of reference. Is empathy making a comeback?

EMPATHETIC LEADER” FORMS: Wise, kind, soulful faces that are prone to both laughter and tears. Hugging. Getting down to the same level as others.

From a 2018 study of the CHARACTER space, within the larger framework of LEADERSHIP. What makes a leader tick?

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