Presented Works on Compassion

The Value of Compassion in Work and Life by Daniel Goleman (October 8, 2016)

    • Daniel Goleman makes the important distinction between empathy and compassion and talks about why exercising compassion has a hugely positive effect towards leader effectiveness. Goleman also discusses how compassion can have a major beneficial impact on how we relate to our peers, clients and customers in a business environment, as well as to our family and friends in the world beyond work.

Compassion & Data Are Transforming My City by Greg Fischer (July 14, 2015)

    • How did Louisville transform itself into an International Model City of Compassion and a leader in government performance and innovation?  Greg Fischer, the 50th Mayor of Louisville, describes how the Louisville community is working together to make its local government as effective and efficient as possible while simultaneously valuing and promoting compassion.

Why Might Good People Deliver Bad Care? by Yvonne Sawbridge (May 26, 2015)

    • Yvonne Sawbridge says that caring professionals offer hard, emotional work. In the same way in which physical labor is recognized and accounted for in management practice, emotional labor needs to be recognized as a role requirement for nurses and other caring professions. All of us have an emotional bank account that is depleted by everything we see and do, and people working in caring professions need support to top this account back up.

A Fearless Heart by Thupten Jinpa (May 18, 2015)

    • Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., the longtime English translator of the Dalai Lama, explores the power of compassion, for others and our own wellbeing.  Using both contemporary Western science and psychology and classical Buddhist sources, Dr. Jinpa discusses how we can improve our health and relationships, achieve our goals, and create a better world.

Interpersonal Neurobiology: Why Compassion is Necessary for Humanity by Dan Siegel (March 6, 2015)

    • Empathy and Compassion in Society gives professionals a new perspective on the human capacity to cultivate empathy and compassion.