We've all heard of compassion. We all aspire to it. But really, what is it? And, what has it got to do with diversity?
Let’s face it… we’re living in very polarized times. We think that an opinion is a fact, and we think that if anyone has an opinion different from our own, they're uneducated, stupid, or dumb. And we don't hesitate to tell them so.
Maybe you've been told, "I'm just trying to help you understand." But you do understand, you simply don't agree.
We hide behind passive aggressive comments on social media, attacking others, or being attacked. We seem to have forgotten how to have civil discourse, and how to agree to disagree. It's my way or the highway.
An old adage is to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, but we don't do it. We make judgments from our own perspective and beliefs about how the world should be, but sometimes, we don't even see it as it truly is.
We want to do good... but what's good for me may not be good for you.
I believe we can do better.
Compassionate Diversity® integrates concepts from the fields of intercultural competence, emotional intelligence, leadership, science, and more into powerful tools for change. It uses three interrelated concepts - Comprehension, Connection, and Compassion - to build resilience and inclusion in our organizations and in our world.