Monday, February 20, 2012

Roman Krznaric - The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

A couple of days ago, I posted Jonathan Rowson's brief summary of a talk by Roman Krznaric on The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People. I promised to share the audio of the full lecture when it became available - and now it is. So here is that lecture from The RSA.

The talk is based on Krznaric's book, The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live. You can learn more about Krznaric's work at his personal site and at the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy site (this is a phenomenal resource for information on empathy!).

The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

16th Feb 2012

Listen to the audio
(full recording including audience Q&A)

RSA Thursday

Drawing on his new book, 'The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live', cultural thinker Roman Krznaric reveals how empathy - the art of stepping into the shoes of another person and seeing the world from their perspective - can not only enrich your own life but also help create social change by helping us challenge prejudices and overcome social divides.

Drawing on everything from the empathy experiments of George Orwell to developments in industrial design, from the struggle against slavery in the eighteenth century to the Middle East crisis today, Roman explores six different ways we can expand our empathic potential.

Chair: Dr Jonathan Rowson, the RSA Social Brain project.

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