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Elevating Sensitive Leadership for More Humane & Resilient Workplaces

Ciela Hartanov February 15, 2023

We all know the ways in which our culture tells us that sensitivity is unproductive, weak, not a winning mentality. To call someone sensitive in a business setting is akin to saying they’re not up to the task. However a deeper dive into the science, history, and even spiritual significance of sensitivity, tells us that properly understood, sensitivity is not just about soft skills, empathy, or even intuition, as vital as those capacities will be in the emerging workforce. Rather the sensitive person is a marvel of early signal detection, seeing both wider and with greater nuance. If tomorrow’s leaders and organizations want to add capacity for wise actions — and succeed regardless of scale — they will need to start valuing sensitivity correctly and find ways to inculcate it in their people. Because in the future, high performance without sensitivity will be meaningless.




#leadership, #workplaces, #humanework, #inclusion, #resilience

Purpose and Desired Outcome

The purpose of the session is to investigate and reframe the power of sensitivity, in particular how it can create more kind, humane and wise organizations. Jacinda Ardern once she said,"One of the criticisms I've faced over the years is that I'm not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I'm empathetic, it means I'm weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong." We will investigate this notion and bring tools to elevate sensitivity in your personal leadership.


  • Corporate & SME

  • Service Providers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Entrepreneurs


  • NameCiela Hartanov
  • TitleFounder and Managing Director
  • Organizationhumcollective
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameJeanie Faye-Snow
  • TitleExecutive Coach
  • OrganizationFaye-Snow Associates, Formerly Google
  • StatusInvited
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