Thursday, May 24, 2012

Empathy, Not Sympathy

“Don’t confuse ‘soft’ with seeing the other guy’s point of view.” President George H.W. Bush

In the seminar yesterday the word “empathy” came up and I asked if folks knew the meaning. Someone finally said, “You’ve been in their shoes.”

Understanding a little about the other person’s personal and work life is a good thing. You can get a feel for how they might see life.

With whom do you work/live/love? How much do you know about how they see life? 

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