Many of us struggle with Ruinous Empathy. We want to build and maintain relationships with people, so we don’t want to say things that upset them. But if you focus too much on caring personally and don’t offer directly challenges when you see something that isn’t right, it can lead to far worse outcomes.
Reading and listening to stories about Ruinous Empathy will help you understand that others have the same struggles that you have. Hearing how these situations turned out will hopefully help inspire you to Challenge more Directly!
This story from Candor, Inc. co-founder Russ Laraway describes a time when he withheld a direct challenge.
Find out what happened next in the continuation of the story!