Is work still an empowering activity? Selfish and overwhelmed by stress: this is how we often behave at work, generating sorrow for ourselves, too. Even if we are all aware that wed just need to look away from the PC and interact with others, listen and talk to each other. In one word, wed just need empathy. Nine stories of hidden talents, concealed by apparently unbreakable shields, written by a sensitive and expert HR Director, working with successful and less successful organizations. Virginia Piccirilli selects and writes, in an ironical and brilliant fashion, both personal and professional true stories that are full of empathy, emotional intelligence and humanity.