My textbook is The Leadership Experience (7th Edition) by Richard L. Daft. If you could use that as one of the references that would be great but not required.
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 3 of The Leadership Experience and the In a Rapidly Changing Workplace, One Surprising Skill Helps You Stay Adaptable (http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2014/04/22/in-a-rapidly-changing-workplace-one-surprising-skill-helps-you-stay-adaptable/)article. (use this article as one of the sources)
Based on the content presented in the article, what does it mean to be empathetic as a leader? Do you agree that empathy correlates to how leaders understand new contexts or changes in contexts? Why is it important for a leader to understand the context and culture in a leadership situation?