Views on Empathy and Leadership in Business Schools: An Empirical Study of Undergraduate Students
Empathy has an important influence on business decisions and the actions of leaders in organizations. However, among students, empathy has ranked low in leadership trait rankings in previous studies. Can empathy be taught to students? How do students view empathy? Using a sample of undergraduate business students, we attempt to answer these research questions. The extent to which these types of traits can be taught will be addressed. Teachers are faced with the question of whether empathy should be taught in the classroom. Implications for researchers and teachers are discussed.
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