Brené Brown on Empathy

Published January 25, 2017

How do you respond when someone you lead shares something difficult or something that makes them vulnerable?  

In this animated short, Dr Brené Brown (GLS 2013, 2015) reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own painful experiences.

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Dr. Brene Brown

Dr. Brené Brown

Research Professor

University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Dr. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation–Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past 16 years studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy and is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including her latest Dare to Lead. Her TED talkThe Power of Vulnerability—is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with more than thirty-five million views.

Years at GLS 2013, 2015

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