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The world requires a new paradigm, where empathy is innovation and vulnerability is strength.
Quite agree with this :-)
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Rescooping ... thanks for sharing!
I find it interesting how we as a society split hairs with regards to masculine versus feminine leadership traits or values ... sometimes with the undertone that "masculine" traits make for stronger leaders while "feminine" traits make for weaker leaders. Then folks take this bias a step further to connotate negativity towards crossing these traditional gender-based biases (e.g. men who demonstrate traditionally "feminine" character traits are percieved as weak, while women who demonstrate traditionally "masculine" character traits are perceived as jerks as opposed to being perceived as strong leaders like their male counterparts).
Can we all just agree that strong, effective leadership is just that (regardless of gender), and that our own biases about what is masculine versus feminine quite frankly is irrelavent?
Thanks for the great curation Maria Rachelle. Starting with my mother, some of the most influential leadership mentors I have had are women. This research makes a lot of sense to me!
Especially the following section:
Empathy Is Innovation. While leaders spend considerable time and effort trying to envision markets and pushing out innovation, empathy can often generate simple, yet breakthrough ideas. In her years working as an advocate for charities in Britain and abroad, Anna Pearson noticed a pattern: there were many people who wanted to volunteer — but were too busy (or had schedules too varied) to commit to a cause.
To bridge the gap between what volunteers could give and what people need, Anna re-imagined volunteering on a very small scale. Her London-based non-profit Spots of Time connects organizations with people who can give an hour or so at a time, and often at a moment’s notice. The lesson? Anna trained her empathy not just on beneficiaries of charity but also on volunteers. That kindness and sensitivity to others was the catalyst for creativity.
Thanks for sharing this Al!
We’re all aware that Nelson Mandela is critically ill in hospital and close to his passing.
“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them. Life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” –Gabriel García Márquez
After a long illness, South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid legend Nelson Mandela died yesterday at the age of 95. One of the giants of the 20th century who will be missed by many.
Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative. How creative are you?
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Think about a person you truly admire in business, sports, politics… whatever the pursuit.The person you choose as a hero (because it is a choice) says more about you than about the person you
A meaningful career doesn't just happen. You have to create it.
"A meaningful career doesn't just happen. You have to create it."
Self-criticism is so common that it is often taken for granted. It is the voice that urges you to stay up late to get work done, and then scolds you for not getting enough sleep when you feel tired the next morning.
No one has the luxury of remaining at status quo. If you’re not improving, you’re falling behind. It takes effort and work to take personal responsibility for your own growth and …
Continuous Improvement is paid a lot of lip service in corporate America. Many certifications aren't worth the paper they are written on because of pressures to reduce costs, However, it can provide a plausible method of growth.
We each have our very own quantum mind, selecting our unique reality from a vast amount of data and alternatives. Which begs the question, what IS reality?
Great article and infographic from Rebel Brown about our capacity to be autonomous.
Life is so busy. Is doing less the answer? Six laws of subtraction explain how doing less can bring your life much more.
Germany just won against Argentina in a tight match the football World Cup for the fourth time. Oh my god, what a match! What a final! What a fight between two great teams! I´m still skaking and can
You might argue — but it is my expressed opinion that you really cannot expect to walk through the office door a virtuoso. Whether you are new to the workplace or changing direction, it takes a bi...
Good idea for the start of this new year!
The awards ceremony for the 2013 Nobel prize laureates will be held this week in Stockholm, Sweden. It honors a select group of individuals for the indelible mark they have left in their perspective
Education has the power to transform the lives of women around the world
I recently urged you to hack your morning routine so that it works best for you.The first step in the morning routine I've developed for myself (go here to get a free ebook explaining the process in
I should try that for a change...
Philosopher John Searle lays out the case for studying human consciousness -- and systematically shoots down some of the common objections to taking it seriously.
Don't expect someone else to keep you motivated. That's something you should do for yourself.
I agree. Educational leaders can't rely on others to cheer them on! Motivation must come from within.
I agree! Leaders can't rely on others to cheer them on. Motivation has to come from within.
One is obvious. The other? It will help you enormously as you lead your company.
Thought you might enjoy this graphic.....can't you imagine this as a classroom poster! Talk about a habit of mind!