Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Dave Dame: The Power of Empathy in the Workplace

Here are three things you need to know about Dave Dame.

One: he has a disabling form of Cerebral Palsy, requiring a wheelchair to move around.

Two: his work and passion is to help others run faster, as a sought-after Agile trainer and workplace change coach.

Three: Rather than allow CP to define him, Dame has transformed it into his teacher and, in a very real sense, his competitive advantage.

Dame, a Vice-President and Head of Agile at Scotiabank, extracts lessons from his own struggles that sharpen his long study of workplace change and technology. Those lessons have been tough ones, but Dame draws from them deeper wisdom that he pairs with a frank, regular-guy manner of speaking about abstractions like the foundations of Agile or the fundamental need for empathy in the workplace. In this clip, Dame talks about why any organization needs to heed the power of empathy.

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