Literature makes one sensitive, sensitive to people, to their dreams and to their ideas.

Fields Wicker-Miurin

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“Learning from Leadership’s Missing Manual.” TEDSalon London 2009. Sep. 2009. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Learning from Leadership's Missing Manual." TEDSalon London 2009. Sep. 2009. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from social entrepreneur Fields Wicker-Miurin's 2009 TED Talk about leadership. Wicker-Miurin's quote is actually a paraphrasing of a quote by literature professor Sanghamitra Iyengar, from a conversation she had with the professor. It means that literature, e.g., novels and poetry, makes the reader understand human nature on a deeper level, thereby making the reader more empathetic. Watch the full TED Talk here: Fields Wicker-Miurin - Learning from Leadership's Missing Manual