Empathy and MLK

With MLK Day this week, we’ve been thinking a lot about empathy. It’s something there doesn’t always seem to be a lot of in the world lately but we can do much to bring it forth.  With leadership, there are a few ways empathy was seen in someone like Martin Luther King, Jr.

Discovery: being curious about who you are and how the experiences of others impact you and your community can help bring empathy.

Vulnerability: when we are vulnerable, we are open to the feelings, input, love and kindness of others.  This builds empathy for both parties.

Challenge Prejudice: what are your preconceptions?  How do you evaluate and judge others? Being aware of how they govern your actions is a way of showing empathy.  Instead, what do you have in common with the other person?

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