Empathy the greatest quality of effective leadersAmong business leaders, two outstanding leaders who are always talked about as being very sensitive to the needs of others and also having the highest level of empathy for fellow human beings are Shri Narayana Murthy of Infosys Technologies and Azim Premji of Wipro.
Mahatma Gandhi was the epitome of empathy. Great leaders like Nehru, Sardar Vallabah Patel and Kamaraj, Rajaji and others of the Independence era were faithful followers of such a widespread demonstration of empathy.
Today, we really do not see any empathy at all. Many talk but never practice anything of what they preach. People's needs are never a priority. The middle class is being hammered from all sides.
Like a bolt from the blue, we now have a man of great action. The CM has won praise from all quarters. He is just eleven days old, but he is showing the entire country what action is and means to millions of people.
We need very urgently a new political leadership and this new leadership should show empathy of the tallest order. Let us hope that something really happens in 2024. Let at least ten new leaders emerge in our country.