Empathy, schmempathy?

One of the workshops I'm going to be attending at Webstock '13 is Whitney Hess's Getting to know you: an empathy workshop. I've been increasingly worried about how I'll go in this workshop because what if I discover, or learn, to have empahty towards the over-promoted morons who seem to be scattered across the landscape of my (so called) career to such a degree that I put up with their disorganised, unskilled, worthless excuse for leadership for the rest of my life?

I think that paragraph might just prove why I need this workshop.

If, however, the workshop is more like the latest RSA sketch-talk - where we our ability to empathise and use it to create really powerful change - well then maybe we're onto something.