Empathy for you and me

When we allow different perspectives to influence our judgment, a logical separation emerges between the facts of a matter and the lens by which we evaluate them. When we rush to pass judgment however, we diminish other perspectives and fail to acknowledge our own bias.

With enough practice, “trying on” disparate and opposing perspectives can give us a more resilient and curious outlook. This practice also gives us an alternative to self-deprecation when we’re disappointed or surprised by our own actions.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.