I once had someone suggest to me that I would not be capable of working amongst the “brutality” of business life. I listened with great interest as there might have been some truth in what they were saying. Upon extensive reflection, I considered what might be behind their comment, as it intrigued me enormously. It intrigued me because in my past working life, I have worked with people who were involved in the criminal justice system, having committed some of the most abhorrent acts upon other humans, and never felt myself “soft” or incapable of being with their “brutality”. In fact, quite the opposite, I considered myself to be pretty robust and effective in effecting change, and this was mirrored back to me by my peers at the time. A supervisor of mine even shared his experience of the work, saying that if we could work effectively with these folks, we could probably work with most anyone on the planet.