Understanding through perspective taking is at the foundation of practicing empathy; seeing the world from outside, diverse perspectives and using these as tools to become more empathetic. Practice makes progress and commitment is essential to success.
In the ninth episode of the Business of Empathy, Michael articulates this notion by digging deep into the notion of “context” using the metaphors of climate and weather to help us navigate when we may not be able to crack the code of another person and finding difficulty empathizing with them. He also outlines the seven elements of the Whole Self and why this is a tool in building our own empathic abilities.
Tune in and learn:
- How to depersonalize to see the contours of someone else and better understand them more fully
- How the various elements of the Whole Self can be used to find inspiration produce our best work
- How to identify and fully appreciate our Ornate Interior
The Business of Empathy a series that was produced in partnership with Facebook. The series explores how we can practice empathy for ourselves, for others, and based on what is happening in the world around us and why this is key for business. The insights shared from leaders at Salesforce, Pfizer, Getty Images, PepsiCo, Microsoft, and more, will serve as a framework to help us understand each other more meaningfully and highlight the opportunities we have to use empathy as a vehicle for innovation, education, and connection.