When Rick Raemisch, Colorado’s new Chief of Corrections, asked to spend time in solitary confinement at a prison in Cañon City, some people thought he had lost it. But Raemisch, in an effort to ignite a larger discussion about the overuse of solitary confinement, knew he needed to walk the walk..
While there is no dearth of discussion these
days about the importance of empathy,
a few of the most innovative leaders are
going beyond symbolism to action:
They understand that it is one thing to say you’re empathic; it is another thing to immerse yourself in a problem or situation in order to solve it.
by JOHN GERZEMA