Friday Unwind – What is empathy?

3 Feb

This week’s short video is a real treat. Brene Brown is certainly one of my favorite authors. And the topic of empathy is not only something we talk a lot about on this blog, but something I talk quite a bit about within my own team.

Here she summarizes the four qualities of the empathetic person:

  • Perspective taking (taking another person’s perspective)
  • Staying out of judgment
  • Recognizing emotions in others
  • Communicating that back to the other person

To truly make a difference in our teams and families, we must cultivate empathy as a skillĀ and as it is stated “fuel connection”.

Have a great weekend.

all the best, kevin