Empathy vs Sympathy

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Empathy and Sympathy: what’s the difference?

Firstly, Empathy is defined as:

the ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person’s situation
When Sympathy is defined as:
an expression of understanding and care for someone else’s suffering


Watch the RSA video that compares Empathy vs Sympathy…

Then you will understand more about what our planet needs the most: more connections and more human moments.

The Power of Vulnerability

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Brené Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability is one of the most-watched TED Talks on You Tube. Upon its release 5 years ago, it sparked a revolutionary, global conversation about the way we deal with courage, shame and worthiness.

Also Brené Brown has written two previous New York Times No 1 bestsellers: Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.

She also gave the closing talk, ‘Listening to Shame’, at the 2012 TED conference in Long Beach. She is a research professor at the University of Houston.

Brené is founder and CEO of The Daring Way. An organization that brings her work on vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness to organizations, schools, communities, and families.

Take just 20 minutes and hear her wise words!

Learning to learn

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Learning to learn is recognised today as a key competitive advantage. How to develop the ability to learn faster?

Organizations today are in constant flux. Industries are consolidating, new business models are emerging, and new technologies are being developed. Simultaneously, consumer behaviors are evolving.

For executives, the ever-increasing pace of change can be especially demanding. It forces them to understand and quickly respond to big shifts in the way companies operate, and how work must get done.

In the words of Arie de Geus, a business theorist:

“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.”


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