The Empathy Advantage: Leading the Empowered Workforce

  • 7h 23m 9s
  • Chris Shipley, Heather E. McGowan
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

In the decade before the COVID-19 pandemic, change was coming so quickly and across so many vectors that most business leaders—so busy tackling one new challenge after another—missed the trendlines that would collide in the early months of 2020 and forever change their workforce.

In The Empathy Advantage, Heather E. McGowan and Chris Shipley deliver a guidebook for leaders navigating the uncertainty of a post pandemic world in this sequel to The Adaptation Advantage. Leaders today must acknowledge and respond to the fundamental shifts that lay the foundation for effective leadership: From managing people to enabling success, from viewing peers as competitors to seeing them as collaborators, from applying extrinsic pressure on workers to unlocking intrinsic motivation, and from driving productivity with unquestioned authority to inspiring value creation by leading with empathy.

In this book, you will learn about the five interlocking trends that brought us the empowered workforce: The Great Resignation, the Great Refusal, the Great Reshuffle, the Great Retirement, and the Great Relocation collectively delivered the Great Reset. These trends, building for a decade prior to the pandemic, saw employees leading jobs; restructuring where and how they work, accelerating retirement, and reordering the role of work in their lives.

About the Author

Heather E. McGowan ( and Chris Shipley ( are internationally recognized speakers, writers, and Future of Work strategists.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: Discover the New Normal of Work
  • Chapter 1 - Meet Your New Workforce
  • Chapter 2 - Understand Your Workers, New Habits
  • Chapter 3 - Grok the Empowered Mindset
  • Chapter 4 - Upgrade Your Operating Models
  • Chapter 5 - Create the Conditions to Thrive
  • Chapter 6 - Enable Your Empowered Workforce
  • Chapter 7 - Pilot Your Expedition Team
  • Chapter 8 - Embrace Your Superpowers
  • Chapter 9 - Emerge the Empathic Leader


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