CMSWire Collaboration Style is a Question of Organizational DNA CMSWire In my work I see that there are as many views of “collaboration” as there are companies — some companies are simply content with email, some approach collaboration as a project...
"Far from causing fallings-out or cutthroat rivalry for promotions, office friendships are “closer and more emotional than any other,” says The Daily Telegraph. “Even workers who seem to have little in common can become best friends. And far from the backbiting of contestants on television hit The Apprentice, workmates can become best friends in the face of adversity, the study says.
The report from Lancaster University for the journal Emotion, Space and Society described an office workplace as ‘the modern day social club.’ People of all ages and backgrounds are often thrown together without any notice or choice, yet have to spend several hours a day side by side, often in stressful situations. This increases the likelihood of tight bonds of friendship, lead researcher Dr. Anne Cronin of Lancaster’s sociology department said.”
"German psychoanalyst Eric Fromm said, “The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.”
Everyone I have ever known — I take that back — every likableperson I have ever known in this world has admitted to periods of sheer insecurity. They looked at themselves from the perspective of someone else — perhaps a person with no appreciation of their talents, personality traits, abilities—and judged themselves unfairly according to the perverted view."
This is a great TEDx talk by Bob Chapman. Bob runs a company called Barry Wehmiller. He and his organization are obsessed with developing people and creating an environment that allows them to go home fulfilled by the work they do.
The Center for Creative Leadership did a study with data from 6,731 managers from 38 countries. Their study found that the ability to understand what others are feeling is a skill that clearly contributes to effective leadership. In some cultures, the connection between empathy and performance is particularly striking, placing an even greater value on empathy as a leadership skill.
The findings were consistent across the sample: empathy is positively related to job performance. Managers who show more empathy toward direct reports are viewed as better performers in their job by their bosses.
Open your eyes and heart to listen. There have been numerous instances when I just listened and kept quiet. The other person cried and the tears made him lighter.He could face the situation in a better way.
Writers practice the advice of Sir Francis Bacon, even if they are not aware of his precise words: 'A (wo)man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought are commonly the most valuable and should be secured because they seldom return.'