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Empathy: Your Most Powerful Productivity Tool?

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In 2004 Fortune Magazine named Wegmans Food Markets the best place to work in the US. Employees are given wide latitude to do whatever they need to do to satisfy customers. A Wegmans employee once
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What If You Could Truly Be Yourself at Work?

What If You Could Truly Be Yourself at Work? | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it
Allowing real emotions in the office makes teams more productive.
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David Hain's curator insight, January 24, 2013 10:27 AM

I had to start my own business before I felt able to do this - and even then it took a while to be fully 'myself' with clients...

Lenka Lutonska's curator insight, January 24, 2013 7:04 PM

Message certainly worth spreading. Authentic leadership takes time, growth, and great deal of self-discovery and reflection. But putting time and effort into finding confidence and security in being "myself" is certainly energy well spent.

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Summary of Impact Assessment: Collaborative Communication Training | The Center for Collaborative Communication: Communication Training

Summary of Impact Assessment: Collaborative Communication Training | The Center for Collaborative Communication: Communication Training | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it
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Because I Said So: The Slow Death of Authoritarian Leadership

We’re watching it happen before our very eyes.  From the uprising in the Middle East to the emergence of the Occupy Movement – much of the world is experiencing profound collective introspection. F...
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The 20-Minute Exercise To Eradicate Negative Thinking

The 20-Minute Exercise To Eradicate Negative Thinking | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it

Belief is contagious. It wins supporters. It’s self-fulfilling. Here's how to get there when nagging, negative thoughts are holding you back.

 

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The Power of Receiving

The Power of Receiving | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it
New leaders find giving help easier than receiving help but receiving is necessary. Supporting others earns promotions. Receiving help expands impact and maximizes the talents of others. Doug Conan...
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Personal Change Management

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Personal Change Management Is More Important Than OCM “Organizational change management” is usually listed on job descriptions as a required skill for executives.  Don’t get me wr...
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What Women Know about Leadership that Men Don't

What Women Know about Leadership that Men Don't | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it

Great leadership begins with being a whole human being.


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Study: Empathy represses analytic thought, and vice versa | ScienceBlog.com

Study: Empathy represses analytic thought, and vice versa | ScienceBlog.com | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it

When the brain fires up the network of neurons that allows us to empathize, it suppresses the network used for analysis, a pivotal study led by a Case Western Reserve University researcher shows.
How could a CEO be so blind to te public relations fiasco his cost-cutting decision has made?


When the analytic network is engaged, our ability to appreciate the human cost of our action is repressed....

 

This is the cognitive structure we’ve evolved,” said Anthony Jack, an assistant professor of cognitive science at Case Western Reserve and lead author of the new study. “Empathetic and analytic thinking are, at least to some extent, mutually exclusive in the brain.”

 

 

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What Makes a Leader? - Daniel Goleman

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The Idea in Brief What distinguishes great leaders from merely good ones? It isn’t IQ or technical skills, says Daniel Goleman.


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“Wax on, wax off” – Cleaning as Practice

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By: Julian A. Giacomelli In the late summer, I participated in an amazing leadership development activity, something I believe to be a revolutionary approach for training business leaders – a...
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How to Apply Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

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Strategic Leadership Resources LLC professionals are leaders in high potential business leadership development.
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Should You Be An Empathic Leader? | Joseph Lalonde

Should You Be An Empathic Leader? | Joseph Lalonde | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it
Empathy has long been regarded as a trait not needed by leaders. We've been told to be strong and firm. Maybe it's time we lead with emotion
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The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything

The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it
Ask yourself: If you could interview like Walter Cronkite, would you get more value from your meetings? Would your mentors become more valuable?
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If You Put Fences Around People, You Get Sheep

If You Put Fences Around People, You Get Sheep | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it
The lessons from the practices the great leaders employed illustrates that if empowerment and team building strategies are ever going to work, they must be initiated, endorsed and fully supported b...
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About the Power of WE: Leading with Compassion Business 2 Community

About the Power of WE: Leading with Compassion  Business 2 Community | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it
Continuing on the path of one of my previous articles (About people skills and empathic leadership) where I wrote about people skills and that the ability to ‘think outside of the box’ and to create a climate of exchange, knowledge sharing and trust while leading is of major importance for providing direction and innovation to any company, I have to add the following: in fact leading with compassionand empathy is truly the most effective type of leadership. Why? Well let me take the time to explain this to you!

 

By Jenny Ebermann,
 


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Empathy Becomes a Revolutionary Force for Change

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Empathy is about to hit the big time. The view that we are essentially self-interested creatures is being overturned by evidence that we are also homo empathicus, wired for empathy, social co-operation and mutual aid. Neuroscientists have identified a ten-section “empathy circuit” in our brains, and evolutionary biologists such as Frans de Waal have shown that we naturally evolved to care for each other.

 

 This shift is starting to filter out from science and into psychology, business and social action. Smart advertising agencies talk about “empathic brands” that respond to their customers’ needs and make them feel socially connected – in 2013 they will be marketing them to you

 

By Roman Krznaric


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10 Leadership Practices to Stop Today

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If you want to be the best in your industry, you have to get rid of your outdated management style.
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Is it OK for Leaders to Be Scared?

Is it OK for Leaders to Be Scared? | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it

As a leader we can be scared and feel fear, but cannot stop, and be frozen in our tracks doing nothing. Here are some steps you can take to lead, even when you are scared.

 

At this time of the year being scared or scary is kinda cool – after all it is Halloween! But this is a short season and leaders lead all year long, so the question asked by the title of this piece is a good one – “is it ok for leaders to be scared?”

 

Most leaders would say No! After all they rationalize that leaders must be tough. Leaders must be out front, leaders should be resilient and heroic. Think Mel Gibson in Braveheart, Harrison Ford as the President in Air Force One, Sally Field in Norma Rae, or John Wayne in just about any movie… that is often consciously or not, the picture we have of leaders. And if that is the picture, fear is not in that picture.

 

My answer isn’t quite so fast or quite so definite. Is it ok for leaders to be scared?


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The Forgotten Self – Revisiting Executive Development for the 21st Century  - The Leadership Circle

The Forgotten Self – Revisiting Executive Development for the 21st Century  - The Leadership Circle | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it

Our old ways of growing leaders are not enough to prepare us for the complexity, terror, uncertainty and excitement of the days we are in. In our rush to drive results we easily forget that it is the inner life of leaders where meaning is made and strategies formed to innovate and compete in the marketplace

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Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching - Forbes

Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching - Forbes | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it

"Mindful coaches perfect a form of conscious and comfortable simultaneous attention to themselves, their coachee, the relationship between them, and the mental, emotional, and relational dynamics occurring in the moment. There are three aspects of mindfulness that have particular pertinence to leadership coaching:

 

1)      an empty mind

2)      non-reactivity

3)      permissive attention"

 

Read the article to gain insights on the three keys to mindful leadership coaching.


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Managing compassionately

Managing compassionately | Compassionate business practices | Scoop.it

Of all the management principles I have adopted over the years, either through direct experience or learning from others, there is one I aspire to live by more than any other.

 

Of all the management principles I have adopted over the years, either through direct experience or learning from others, there is one I aspire to live by more than any other. I say "aspire" because as much as I'd like to do it consistently and without fail, given the natural ebb and flow of day-to-day operations and challenges, and the subsequent range of responses that follow, I find this particular principle harder to practice consistently than others. That principle is managing compassionately.

 

Jeff Weiner


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