Dr. Adam Dorsay: How Ambition and Compassion Co-Exist for High-Performers

What can a psychologist who works with high-performers like Silicon Valley executives and professional athletes share with you about empathetic leadership? You’re about to find out from my guest, Dr. Adam Dorsa.! Today, we talk about the biggest reason ambitious leaders back away from empathy and if there are certain people who can never be empathetic. He’ll share breakthroughs his high-performing clients have had around embracing curiosity and empathy rather than falling back on “Suck it up!” as a leadership strategy. Dr. Adam also shares many psychological tenets that further point to empathy as a success strategy, and why you need to shore up your empathy now more than ever. 

And also….Happy one-year birthday to The Empathy Edge podcast! I hope you’ll browse past episodes to soak up all the great insights from my many guests. Thank you for your support of this work and message.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a difference between intent and impact. You can have fantastic intentions, but you need to check in to the impact as well. 
  • Empathic skills are learnable. They also have the greatest impact in the long term. 
  • Curiosity brings out happiness to both the person and to those around them. 

“That is the memo that everyone needs to receive: You can be good and win. One of the things that we regret on our deathbeds is love not given. Let’s not have those regrets.” —  Dr. Adam Dorsay

About Dr. Adam Dorsay:

Dr. Adam Dorsay, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Executive Coach

Dr. Adam Dorsay is a licensed psychologist and a certified executive coach working in private practice in San Jose, CA. He specializes in assisting high-achieving adults (including professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and professional athletes) with relationship issues, stress reduction, anxiety, and attaining more happiness in their lives. In 2016 he gave a well-watched TEDx talk about men and emotions. He is also a resiliency expert who has created programs for companies including Facebook and DigitalOcean. He is the host of a psychology podcast called SuperPsyched. He is happily married with two young boys and a hypoallergenic 33-pound Australian Labradoodle therapy dog, who lives at his home and works at his office.

Connect with Adam:  

Wesbie: https://dradamdorsay.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dradamdorsay/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/super_psyched

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-dorsay-psy-d-a582a2/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dradamdorsay

The SuperPsyched Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/superpsyched-with-dr-adam-dorsay/id1512883587

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