Friends and colleagues who joined us on May 23 at the Connecticut Philanthropy Summit, the Council's annual luncheon, heard important messages from keynote speaker Udaya Patnaik of Jump Associates.
Udaya's keynote, "Standing in their shoes:
How widespread empathy leads to better decisions," addressed the least known of the three components for creating enduring sources of growth for an organization.
While most of us have a handle on creativity and execution, we don't understand empathy - the ability to see the world as others see it. All individuals are wired to have empathy, but how do you appropriately expand and scale it to an entire organization?