Empathy 101

The other day I met a friend, Jim, for coffee. When he stepped away to take a phone call, I played with my own phone for a few minutes, reading a couple of emails and checking the all-important Facebook status feeds. I wasn’t eavesdropping, but the tables at Starbucks are not really meant for privacy…

Giving to Get…

Do you give to get? Or do you give to give? I know of a small town mayor (I’ll call him John) who is Mr. Community where he lives. Every time there is a hand-shaking or baby-kissing event in his community, John is the first to arrive. Because he usually coordinates such events. John’s day-job…