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Leading with Empathy

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Biography

Dr. Gautham Pallapa

As the founder of Transformity and an Executive Advisor for VMware, Dr. Gautham Pallapa works with C-Suite and executives at Fortune 1000 enterprise customers in transforming their strategy, processes, technologies, culture, and people to achieve their objectives and business outcomes. His mantra is “Transform with Empathy” and has successfully led several business transformations and cloud modernization efforts in various industry verticals.

Gautham is an agile coach, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a SAFe Agilist, and an Ambassador for the DevOps Institute. He writes/talks/works on transformation, elevating humans, helping underprivileged people, and giving back to the community.

Testimonials

Mik Kersten

A very strong and unique case for empathy

As technology becomes core, most leadership roles and value streams become more and more cross-functional, and organizations must move away from silos to survive. Breaking through these functional boundaries requires a deep understanding of others’ roles, perspectives, and challenges. Gautham makes a very strong and unique case for empathy being a requirement among leaders in order for them to cultivate thriving workplaces that drive innovation.

Dr. Mik Kersten

Founder & CEO of Tasktop and best-selling author of Project to Product
Julie Cullivan

An incredibly timely book!

Leading with Empathy is an incredibly timely book with so much uncertainty in the world these days. Gautham’s use of personal stories and practical exercises for managing stress and connecting with others in new ways really brings empathic leadership to life. I personally am fascinated by the three types of empathy and have committed to focusing more on compassionate empathy as I continue to grow as a leader.

Julie Cullivan

C-level Global Business Leader and Independent Board Member
Hunter Muller

A must-read for executives and leaders

In Leading with Empathy, Gautham explores the impact of a pandemic, economic downturn, and a remote workforce and underscores a framework to reimagine how to deliver value while keeping our employees safe and happy. He shares many personal stories and interviews and illustrates how anyone can employ empathy to improve psychological safety and trust within an organization. This book is a must-read for executives and leaders at all levels.

Hunter Muller

CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

Empathy is foundational to self-awareness and transformational leadership

With an open heart, Gautham shares insights from his mother who made an outsized impact on his life and leadership. In Leading with Empathy, he extends an opportunity for us to take a moment and reflect on what really matters then turn it into action. To honestly look at ourselves and each other as we are right now. Empathy is foundational to self-awareness and transformational leadership, making real connections with team members and in everyday relationships. In these times of much turmoil, grief, and ‘getting by’, our individual and collective healing begins with empathy. Gautham is leading the way.

Nancy Williams

CEO, No More Empty Pots

Gautham has successfully learned to balance being both a skilled technologist and a compassionate humanist

As an active advocate for empathy in the workplace, Dr Gautham Pallapa successfully has learned to balance being both a skilled technologist and a compassionate humanist. In Leading with Empathy, Dr. Pallapa shares his experiences and provides practical guidance for adopting new strategies for empathetic leadership – strategies that will help the global community navigate into the next normal.

Jayne Groll

CEO, DevOps Institute

Leaves the reader with approaches and strategies to help them empower their people and be better leaders

A strong leader is successful by having a vision and a drive for success, but they also have empathy for their team that helps them inspire, motivate, and build loyalty. In this book, Gautham explores empathy in its many forms, how recent World events such as the pandemic and racial inequity have changed us forever, and through this draws out lessons for us all to employ in every day and in the workplace to drive a better future. His use of anecdotes, stories, and recollections helps bring these approaches to life and leaves the reader with approaches and strategies to help them empower their people and be better leaders.

Martin Davis

CIO & Managing Partner, DUNELM Associates Ltd.

Leading with Empathy could not be more timely

Gautham’s practical guidance in Leading with Empathy could not be more timely, as leaders grapple with supporting our teams through the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. Empathy is also the foundation to acting as an effective ally and using our voices to combat systemic racism.

Jacqui Allard

EVP Personal Financing Products, RBC

This book couldn’t have come at a better time!

This book couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s easy to believe that technology can transform our world, but empathy is the true path to change and growth

Chris Laping

Co-founder and bestselling author of People Before Things

A guide on how leaders should become responsible in creating an environment of trust and motivation

In his book, Leading with Empathy, Gautham succinctly captures today’s need to build a cohesive team and a positive professional atmosphere. With anecdotes from real-life experiences, the book talks about ‘people management’ and how leaders and managers should develop new traits such as patience, empathy, and the ability to relate to diverse situations. This book serves as a guide on how leaders should become responsible for creating an environment of trust and motivation, while leading from the front exhibiting the same traits, expected from team members. A must-read for all young managers and budding entrepreneurs!

Kaushik Madhavan

Vice President – Mobility, Frost & Sullivan

Empathic leaders have the deepest and durable impact and outcomes

Leading with empathy captures a deep belief that I share with Gautham Pallapa. This belief has been reinforced all my life.

That lesson is simple: 1) leadership is fundamentally about persuasion; 2) persuasion is rooted in understanding; 3) Understanding starts first from listening and empathy.

In the technology realm, leaders are often worshipped for vision or drive. I disagree, and ‘Leading with Empathy’ explains why. Technology is an industry where change and adaptation are more important than being “right” and every impactful outcome depends on many, not one. Empathic leaders have the deepest and durable impact and outcomes on business, people, and ultimately the world around them.

Chad Sakac

P. Eng.

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