Middle Path - Resources

Brene Brown – What's the Difference between Empathy and Sympathy?
Victor Frankl – Youth in Search of Meaning

Researcher and best-selling author, Brené Brown, offers valuable insights on the differences between empathy and sympathy. She reminds us that genuine empathic connections require courage.

Psychiatrist, philosopher and Holocaust survivor, Victor Frankl, speaks to students about the importance of the search for meaning and a way to help others become their best selves.

(1) The Gap
(2) The Hero's Journey Intro and the Knower Trap

Chris Holmberg, creator of Leadership and the Middle Path, explains the dissatisfaction gap, and the importance of making changes not at the level of knowing, but at the level of being.

Chris Holmberg, creator of Leadership and the Middle Path, introduces the Hero’s Journey and explains the first of the three traps we tend to fall into when solving problems.

(3) The Victim Trap
(4) The Sucker's Choice and the Completion of the Journey

Chris Holmberg, creator of Leadership and the Middle Path, explains the Victim Trap, the importance of mutual accountability, and how we can use language to get out of the trap.

Chris Holmberg, creator of Leadership and the Middle Path, introduces the Hero’s Journey and explains the first of the three traps we tend to fall into when solving problems.

(5) Problem Solving and the Hero's Journey – Sensing and Seeking
Maya Angelou – On Winning and Success

Chris Holmberg, creator of Leadership and the Middle Path, simplifies the hero’s journey and maps it to a powerful four-step problem-solving model—sensing, seeking, solving and starting.

Maya Angelou talks about what it means to "just do right" and offers advice on how to live in a way that both satisfies your soul and makes the world a better place—right where you are. 

Inside Man – The Sucker's Choice

A clip from the movie Inside Man shows two characters who have chosen power over principle, and the placed shadow values ahead of doing what’s right.

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