WHY WE NEED EMPATHY
THE WORLD IS CHANGING FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE. TO KEEP UP--AND TO SUCCEED--WE NEED TO CHANGE, TOO. WE NEED TO MASTER EMPATHY.
“The ability to understand what someone is feeling”--that’s the textbook definition of empathy. But when put into practice, empathy means a whole lot more. It means the ability to grasp the many sides of today’s complex problems and the capacity to collaborate with others to solve them; it means being as good at listening to the ideas of others as articulating your own; it means being able to lead a team one day, and participate as a team member the next. In today’s rapidly changing world, everything that empathy means is critical to our success--at home, at school, and in the workplace. Here you’ll find insights into why we think empathy matters, and we encourage you to share your own, too.