Paul Sorenson

Join us in welcoming Paul Sorenson to this years Launch St. Louis summit posted 09/30/15

Sorenson profile

We checked in with Paul, a 2012 graduate of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and current Grace Hill Settlement House’s Director of Strategic Communications & Planning, to learn more about him!

What traits do you think are most important in a leader?

Empathy is critical in any leadership role – it helps you understand how your work impacts others, both in the community and within your organization. Paired with systems thinking — that is, a constant eye on how different people, policies and actions deeply affect each other — empathy also helps leaders navigate to the right solution for long-term change. There’s plenty more (an action-orientation, diligence, attention to detail), but the empathy/systems thinking duo is at the core. (more…)