Sustainable Leadership

How to lead in a turbulent world?

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David Ducheyne is author of the book "sustainable leadership" in which the aspect of empathy takes a central place.

Empathy is about wanting and being able to understand what people need and responding to it.

We stay away from "emotional" empathy, because it has little added value. Instead, the keynote focusses on cognitive empathy, the more analytical version of it. Empathy is important because it has a positive effect on trust and connection and is therefore a basic requirement for effective leadership. In the keynote, we explain

  • the psychology of empathic leadership (what it is, how it works, ...),

  • why it is a trust-builder,

  • what the impact is on motivation,

  • techniques of empathetic leadership and we go into do's and don'ts

Listen to his interview on control and trust for Radio 1. 


David is a former Chief HR Officer and Business Leader who understands the importance of the human side of strategy. He is convinced that by leveraging the human aspect of strategy from the first moment a strategy is designed, results will be better.

Humanization of strategy is not about pampering people. It's about making sure people are willing and able to perform sustainably and create value for all stakeholders.

Many strategies are ill-conceived and have flaws built into them from the beginning. David works with business leaders and management teams to design, optimize and execute strategies. Humanizing strategies leads to better performance and to thriving organizations.

David Ducheyne

Critical Thinker. Strategy Facilitator. Author. Speaker. People Expert.

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