When I think about how greedy people can be, suddenly it seems like there’s loads of evidence to show me that humans are shallow, selfish trolls. When I think about how generous people can be, suddenly it seems like there’s tons of evidence to show me that humans are selfless, […]
-Compassion, empathy, and trust all significantly contribute to businesses success. -Hurt People hurt people. Understand that any personal attack on you is more about them than it is about you. -I am currently dictating this while riding on the back of Godzilla.
Perhaps the answer isn’t Batman, nor the Joker, but just irrational and flawed human beings like you and I trying their best to understand the world around us. It’s sitting with the fear but not letting it control us. It’s leaning into the chaos without becoming it, embracing uncertainty, and learning to listen to the other side.
We’re not two-dimensional comic book characters, so let’s start acting like it.
I have some friends who have a three year old daughter. When we Zoom, this little kid sometimes wants to take over, and her parents are teaching her to share – her mom, dad, and younger sister all need to get some screen time as well. I’m not convinced many […]
I’m a dog person. You might be a cat person. However, you might instead be an iguana person. Or a skunk person. Or a snake person. Or perhaps, you might be a dog AND cat person. Or maybe even an animal person. When we focus on binaries, on either-or choices, […]
If your response to a question is “I’m not getting defensive,” then you most certainly are. If you feel the need to say “I’ve already learned about soft skills, I don’t need to practice it,” you most certainly have not practiced it enough. If you say “I’m not racist, BUT..” […]
On the surface, this title looks like an invitation. The words seem like an invitation to you to punch me in the face. Do you think I honestly mean it? If you’re a formal leader, are you creating spaces for people to tell you what they really think, or are […]
It’s hot here. Like, really hot. So much that I’m typing and sweating at the same time. But I also have the option to walking to my living room where there’s an air conditioner that I can afford to run and sit next to it. I can also take a […]
How much is a cup of coffee worth to you? Say, a cup of Starbucks coffee, the medium size (I obviously don’t drink coffee), but they’re out of cream and sugar. How much would you pay for this cup of coffee right now? How about at 1am if you’re trying […]
So I talked about the need to be right and expecting empathy back earlier. The 3rd Barrier to Empathy is: 3. Expecting Change Right Away (Or At All) Like I said earlier, the toughest part about trying to become more empathetic (especially when trying to become more empathetic to drive […]