Confidence will take you a long way in this world. You don’t get to be the manager of your store, the president of the United States, or anything in between without a little bit of confidence. Instead of telling you about all the things you need to do to be more confident, we’ll talk about …
At a time when Rams owner Stan Kroenke is creating the impression that he’ll move the franchise with or without the blessing of his business partners (and when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said Kroenke can do it), the NFL has begun to push back. Somewhat aggressively. Steelers owner Art Rooney II, chairman of the…
Empathy has a profound ability to transform the way in which we resolve and understand conflicts. Empathy enables individuals to open their hearts and minds to not only see and understand the world from the perspective of others, but also to act in a way that is more likely to lead to a peaceful solution. In order to better understand empathy and its impact on conflict resolution, this paper will first address conflict, then empathy, how the two relate to one another, and finally, the essential nature of empathy in conflict resolution.
Significant aspects of police intervention have always included intermediary work in response to requests for assistance in handling conflict situations. While these police interventions are actually similar to those undertaken by mediators, the term ”mediation” has not typically been […]
Last week, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced it was filing for bankruptcy amid lawsuits claiming sexual abuse by priests. Tuesday, they were in court to hash out some of the details.
California girls' basketball coach suspended after 161-2 win (AP) — A Southern California high school basketball coach has been suspended and faces accusations of mercilessly running up the score after his team won a game 161-2, one of the most lopsided scores in state history. [...] Bloomington coach Dale Chung says Arroyo Valley used a full-court press for the entire first half to lead 104-1 at halftime.
The social stress we feel when we are with strangers limits our ability to express empathy.
Empathy — the capacity to share and feel another’s emotions — is known to be mostly absent in people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and so, increasingly, scientists study this unique emotion to understand its genesis and effects. New research that directly explores how empathy arises between strangers comes to a surprising conclusion. The social stress we feel when we are with strangers, say the McGill University researchers, is what shuts down our ability to express empathy.
“It turns out that even a shared experience that is as superficial as playing a video game together can move people from the ‘stranger zone’ to the ‘friend zone’ and generate meaningful levels of empathy,” Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, a psychology professor and senior author of the study, stated in a press release.
The following is a partial distillation of ideas my colleague and I have more fully exposed in The Anger Fallacy. They're in no special order, except perhaps in as much as the first should probably come first. Some, admittedly, only touched on here, may require some unpacking (in particular 6, 7 and 8); but for those of you who cannot access the book, I'm happy to answer questions and to respond to comments!
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
By Carmen Medina "I promise to read the book and make sure to keep it from all the people in my group. Last thing I need are rebels." The above is a genuine reaction we received from a longstanding friend about our new book "Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change [...]