Have you often heard this phrase, "my thoughts and prayers are with you"? What does it mean to you? What does it mean to your recipient of the message? In the comic above, a person is seen drowning but is provided with nothing but a quote of goodwill and sympathy. Have you encountered these well-wishing … Continue reading Do Something
Despite my lowly rank, I was privileged to attend a senior leadership course (for those interested in knowing, it was J&J HPI) consisting of CEOs and Executive Directors from both private and public sector companies this week. A 2-Day run, this course sought to teach leaders about how to more effectively use their energy throughout … Continue reading Leaders are Human Too
Consider the picture below: For those unfamiliar with the Chinese language, the English translation is below: "When one reaches middle age, their life is just like the Journey to the West; (They experience) the pressure faced by of Wukong the Monkey; (Posess) the figure of Bajie the Pig, the hairstyle of Wujing the Sand Demon; … Continue reading Storytelling and Analogies
Compassion = Empathy + Action Compassion is a Think-Feel-Act process. It starts with your thoughts. Without action, compassion is just empathy. Without empathy, actions are without heart.
“Stories can help activate a sense of purpose by connecting you to the people you’re creating for.” - NEIL STEVENSON, IDEO Alum / Former IDEO Portfolio Director Humans are emotional creatures. Storytelling is important because it is effective at teaching in a way that people can easily remember, and at helping people relate to one … Continue reading Benefits of Storytelling
I came across this definition of what empathy meant in "The Book of Yokai" by Michael Dylan Foster and it speaks so true. Empathy is defined here as "the attribution of feelings, of intentionality and agency to somebody/something else, to an other". What it means is that what we think the other person may feel … Continue reading What yokais can teach us about Empathy