What is the role of empathy in Business? You decide in this Oxford-Style Debate

Does having empathy make you successful? Or is it a hindrance, smothering logic with emotions? This debate will expose how empathy affects our workplaces, our policy-makers, and which charities we choose to support.

In this Oxford-style debate, the audience will decide whether the statement ‘empathy is an impediment to success’ is true or false. Bring your pre-conceived ideas and cast your vote before we begin, but don’t be surprised if your opinion has changed by the time our four speakers have shared their insights.

This event is presented in partnership with Humanities 21


Christine Nixon: on Leadership

September 25th 2017, under

The Disruptive Business Network is honoured to host Christine Nixon at our next event.

To us Melbourne natives, Christine is no stranger. She is the former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police (the first woman to hold that position anywhere in Australia). As a leader she has been on the forefront when it comes to leading through uncertainty or ‘disruptive change’. She rose to the top of a male dominated culture and led a staff of 14,000 through some pretty extreme circumstances. Her particular focus during her term was improving policing for those groups that were traditionally neglected such as juveniles and victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.