Beyond Empathy

As a sociatrist, I’m passionate about people in business developing greater ability to stand in each others’ shoes.  It’s one of the cornerstones of the work I do at Quantum Shift and is central to nurturing greater health in organisations. This is often given the name “empathy”.  

I bristle a little, however, when I hear someone say, “I can have empathy for them, but…..”  What’s that expression?  Everything before the “but” is bulls**t.  

I go along with Professor Simon Baron Cohen’s idea that empathy sits along a spectrum.  

john Wenger