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Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter

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Tales of the young wizard instill empathy, a study finds
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Want to increase empathy?--Read novels!  "A study published last year in Science found that reading literary fiction, as opposed to popular fiction or nonfiction, results in keener social perception and increased empathy — empathy being defined more or less as the ability to alternate between different perspectives on a particular person or situation."

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Emotional Intelligence and Ethics | Emotional Intelligence Applied

Emotional Intelligence and Ethics | Emotional Intelligence Applied | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
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What are the dangers of highly developed Emotional Intelligence skills? 

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Emotional intelligence in health care relationships

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Although many pressures may have eroded the quality of health care relationships, the good news from former cardiac nurse Colette Herrick is that research reveals something many of us already know:...
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Author and former cardiac nurse Colette Herrick says: "My hope is that all of us – professionals, patients, friends and family – will remember that we have the fundamental ability to connect, to experience what it means to be fully human, to care – and this caring is ultimately both simple and profound.”

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Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . h...
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Absolutely wonderful video that can help you understand what it is like to "walk in another's shoes" . . .

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Eugene Fernandez's comment, April 11, 2013 5:55 PM
Great video, needs to be watched by everyone.
Eugene Fernandez's curator insight, April 11, 2013 6:01 PM

A great video- Short vignettes that help us connect at a deeper level.

Deborah Lange's comment, April 12, 2013 4:11 AM
yes, I agree Eugene Fernandez, it would make a difference to us all if everyone could learn the skills of standing in someone else's shoes!
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Empathy: A Key Skill for Effective Leadership

Empathy: A Key Skill for Effective Leadership | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Empathy is a key skill for effective leadership. Learn how to apply empathy in the workplace here.

 

The purpose of practicing empathy is like going to a driving range. Practicing your golf swing helps you to drive more naturally when you are in the game.


Empathy is not an easy skill for many. Learning how to use it in a low threat environment like coaching can make all the difference.


When you walk in another’s shoes first, it may seem uncomfortable, like you are losing control. However, you will discover that taking the time to empathize without scripting what you will say next will lead you and the employee to new levels of understanding and growth.


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Empathy is a valuable skill that can be learned. 

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Defining and Understanding Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence is a method of understanding your own emotions, managing those emotions, recognizing emotions in others and taking appropriate action
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The author says: "If you are already a very empathetic person then you are probably displaying high emotioanl intelligence without even knowing it. For those of you that are not so empathetic towards others you can learn to develop this trait and use it to better your personal and professional life."

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:44 AM

Emotional intelligence is a method of understanding your own emotions, managing those emotions, recognizing emotions in others and taking appropriate action

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Increasing Stress, Decreasing Empathy: Need Emotional Intelligence

Increasing Stress, Decreasing Empathy: Need Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Research shows stress is increasing: health problems & business costs. Empathy is decreasing to damage collaboration: The case for emotional intelligence
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In our determination to consider all the data, could we be ignoring emotions?  "Emotions serve as part of our regulatory system – when functioning appropriately they assist us to carefully evaluate impacts on ourselves and others.  When they’re shut off, we make more dangerous choices. Emotions actually assist decision-making." 

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