Softening The Edge bravely breaks the conversation about our worryingly low empathy levels wide open.
Written by a female millennial leader, the book takes inspiration from some of the world’s most powerful opinion leaders – President Barack Obama, Jacinda Ardern, Oprah Winfrey – and creates a compelling case for an empathy intervention, amid the tumultuous true story of business turned around by doing exactly this.
By 2021, estimates suggest 46% of the workforce will be comprised of and be led by millennials. By failing to proactively nurture empathy in our future leaders, we are failing to protect our future. Today, most of us do not enjoy our work, burn out is at all-time high, depression is impacting over 33,000,000 people and the younger generation is leaving the corporate workplace in droves. We need an intervention. Softening The Edge looks to be exactly that.
“Creativity is born from the heart, from a gut feel, an intuitive response, or a moment of madness, but never a spreadsheet. Creativity comes from empathy.”