Fundamentals of Strategic Advising in Reform Environments

Step 5 of 10: Lesson Two - Working with Local Actors
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Respect, Humility and Empathy

“If you respect the dignity of the individual you are working with, then his desires, not yours; his values, not yours; his ways of working and fighting, not yours; his choice of leadership, not yours; his programs, not yours, are important and must be followed; except if his programs violate the high values of a free and open society.”

Saul Alinsky, 1971

Discover the difference between empathy and sympathy 

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