Like a Rolling Stone – The art of empathy

For me, the hallmark of a great networking event is great company, the kind of learning that leaves you with as many new questions as answers, plus a superb social element to the event. Carole Stone does it all with swan like grace. Here are some of the questions we explored. …

 

To what extent does an oversupply of Emotional Intelligence and empathy drive out the ability for business leaders to make tough decisions and lead change?

Can empathy be taught? If so, are children naturally inclined to be empathetic but it is drilled out of them as they get older? If that is true, do we need more empathy lessons for adults rather than thinking it needs to be taught to kids?

Is empathy a critical skill and more important than negotiation when dealing with critical conflict situations, such as the ones described in war zones?

 

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byPeter Cook

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