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The 'Soft Skill' That Pays $100,000+ - empathy will emerge as a "must-have" job skill by 2020

The 'Soft Skill' That Pays $100,000+ -  empathy will emerge as a "must-have" job skill by 2020 | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

If you're an empathetic person -- good at connecting with other people's feelings -- can that help you win prestigious jobs that pay $100,000 a year or more? Or will you be stuck at the low end of the pay scale, doing a lot to promote rapport and smooth out problems in your field, but never earning a big salary for your trouble?

 

Earlier in June I wrote a piece for LinkedIn Influencers, arguing that empathy will emerge as a "must-have" job skill by 2020. The article attracted more than 890,000 readers, and lots of kind words. (Wow! -- and thanks.) In that piece, I cited lots of fast-growing, middle-tier careers where empathy matters, such as sports coaching, nursing and financial planning. But I didn't look at the empathy's relevance or irrelevance at the high end of the job market.

 

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To Newspaper Front Page: All Sections

To Newspaper Front Page: All Sections | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy Cafe Magazine Front Page


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Empathy, The Art of Understanding | Training Magazine Middle East

Empathy, The Art of Understanding | Training Magazine Middle East | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy is the art of putting yourself in other people’s shoes. You get to see what they see, and feel what they feel. This doesn’t mean that you necessarily live their experiences; it just means that you get to have a taste of their experience in order to make sense of what it is they are actually thinking and feeling as you come about making decisions for them, or even communicating with them.

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Is Overactive Empathy Ruining Your Life? | Anna Sayce

Is Overactive Empathy Ruining Your Life? | Anna Sayce | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

As a very empathic person (a VEP :) ), I have spent a lot of energy over the last few years learning how to manage my empathy and establishing better...


I have noticed that many other people, especially clairsentient, sensitive, intuitive and lightworker types often have similar problems with their empathy and energetic boundaries.


  I decided it might be a good idea to do a series of articles on my own experiences with empathy: how I realized mine was a problem and how I learned to turn my empathy off, as some people haven’t even realized that their empathy is a problem.  They just know they have weird tendencies to feel bad around other people.


By Anna Sayce

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Over the last year or so, I have noticed the effects of 'energy vampires', some are still around and I manage this, but others I had to cut out of my life, often drastically.

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Winners of the Amplify Empathy Challenge

Winners of the Amplify Empathy Challenge | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

In my post on customer experience trends for this year, I named 2014 as “The Year of Empathy.” Empathy is a critical component to any customer experience effort. To help ignite the discussion on this important topic, we launched the Amplify Empathy Challenge as part of the overall Amplify Empathy Movement.


We asked people to share how they’ve raised customer empathy within their organizations and Temkin Group committed to awarding up to $2,500 for the best ideas. We had a number of great submissions, which made it hard to decide, but we selected the five winners below (all receiving a $500 Amazon.com gift certificate). We added the titles to their entries, but the rest of the description is exactly what they submitted on the Amplify Empathy site.

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The Neurobiology of “We”. Relationship is the flow of energy and information between people

The Neurobiology of “We”. Relationship is the flow of energy and information between people | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

The Neurobiology of “We”. Relationship is the flow of energy and information between people, essential in our development.
"The study of neuroplasticity is changing the way scientists think about the...

 

“Relationship is key,” he emphasizes. “When we work with relationship, we work with brain structure. Relationship stimulates us and is essential in our development. People rarely mention relationship in brain studies, but it provides vital input to the brain.


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Relationship stimulates us and is

essential in our development.

People rarely mention relationship

in brain studies, but it provides

vital input to the brain.

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Every form of psychotherapy that works, works because it creates healthier brain function and structure.… In approaching our lives, we can ask where do we experience the chaos or rigidity that reveal where integration is impaired.


We can then use the focus of our attention to integrate both our brain and our relationships. Ultimately we can learn to be open in an authentic way to others, and to ourselves.


The outcome of such an integrative presence is not only a sense of deep well-being and compassion for ourselves and others, but also an opening of the doors of awareness to a sense of the interdependence of everything. ‘We’ are indeed a part of an interconnected whole.””


by Patty de Llosa

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“We is what me is!”

Eli Levine's curator insight, February 12, 8:34 PM

The network of "I" is connected to the network that is "us" in an upward gradient.

 

There can be no full "I" without "we", because all humans have to be socialized, like any other social animal, in order to develop fully as individual human beings.

 

We are all connected to one another and the environment to form one web on this planet.  It affects us and we affect it, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad, depending upon what we do to it consciously and subconsciously.

 

Why listen to the individualists who have absolutely no sense or desire to connect with the other that is around them and that has helped form them as individuals, psychologically, physically and socially?

 

They are not in touch with the actual world, and are probably just of a pathological mindset that, I think, needs to be treated as a disease by our society.

 

We are all one.

 

What you do effects all those who are around you and are connected to you.

 

And, most importantly, what you do to them/it is the same thing that you do to yourself, as an individual.

 

Think about it.

 

Libertarians.

 

Conservatives.

 

Think about it.

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Empathy Intro Movie - Role Playing for Kids - YouTube

Introduction video for WIGU's empathy activity pack.
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How Things Work: Neuroscience studies explain why humans experience empathy

How Things Work: Neuroscience studies explain why humans experience empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

By understanding the neurological basis for empathy, better interventions can be constructed to treat patients who suffer from psychopathy.


Studies have shown that almost a quarter of prison populations are psychopathic, compared to only one percent of the general population. Improved treatments and understanding could help bring down crime and violence.


Our understanding of the brain and its functions are very primitive, but much has been learned about the unique complexity that allows our brain to experience our own lives as well as the lives of those around us.


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Activating Empathy: A Roadmap to Changemaker Classrooms - Course

Activating Empathy: A Roadmap to Changemaker Classrooms - Course | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

The ability to understand what someone is feeling” – that’s the textbook definition of empathy. But when put into practice, empathy means a whole lot more.


It means the ability to grasp the many sides of today’s complex problems and the capacity to collaborate with others to solve them; it means being as good at listening to the ideas of others as articulating your own; it means being able to lead a team one day, and participate as a team member the next. In today’s rapidly changing world, empathy is critical to our success – at home, at school, and in the workplace.


By completing this free course, you will gain practical tips and ideas from 60 leading elementary schools, 21 social entrepreneurs, and leading experts from across the Ashoka network on how to instill empathy in children, preparing them for the world ahead. 


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The Century of Social Capital: Self-Interest versus Empathy

Philosophers, futurists, authors, writers and even an American president are calling for a rethink of how modern society works or, more to the point, why it doesn't seem to work.


This video provides an overview of what
has gone wrong and what needs to be
done to create a different
type of society.

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Empath Self-Assessment: 8 Common Traits of Empathic People with Pictures

Empath Self-Assessment: 8 Common Traits of Empathic People with Pictures | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Do you frequently experience the intense emotions of other, particularly in public settings? Do you find that at times these feelings are intrusive?


Do you struggle with trying to push these emotions away, causing you to become drained and depleted?


Are you able to feel the physical distress of other living creatures, like aches and pains? When a major global event happens that involves significant loss of life, are you able to sense the enormity of the tragedy before it hits the news?


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How Can I Teach My Child Empathy?

How Can I Teach My Child Empathy? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Children who have empathy are more likely to grow into well-adjusted adults with adaptive coping skills. It’s never too early to start teaching empathy.


...Children who are empathic will be better able to cope with conflict and difficult social situations. Children who are empathic will be less likely to engage in bullying behavior, and more likely to jump in and help a friend or peer who is being bullied. Children who are empathic are more likely to grow into well-adjusted adults with adaptive coping skills.

It’s never too early, or late, to start teaching empathy to your children. Why not start today?


by Katie Hurley, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist





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The Human Journey: Introduction to Intercultural Understanding and Empathy

The Human Journey: Introduction to Intercultural Understanding and Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Babies will cry at the sound of another baby crying and can identify the difference between this and a computer-generated noise at the same volume or the cry of another species: say a chimpanzee.


Animals, such as rats or monkeys, react to others of their species expressing distress and psychologists suggest that we all may have evolved to find another’s distress unpleasant – even sometimes overwhelming. This is described as “emotional contagion” and may indicate a basic feeling of empathy but does not mean that we feel compassion.


  We don’t necessarily care about a person but
we still can empathize: we can put ourselves
in that person’s shoes.

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Our Emerging Story: The Empathy Revolution!

Our Emerging Story: The Empathy Revolution! | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Whilst packing up to leave Kenya in a weeks time, I found myself re-discovering a book that has spent the past 6 months sitting sleepily on the tiny table in our Nairobi home that we call 'the library'. 

I gazed at the cover....'EMPATHY', it announces, A Handbook for REVOLUTION.

It took me by surprise and I tried to recall why I bought it.

The book title leaves no-one in any doubt what it's about  - A Handbook on Empathy! ..
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Spark Innovation Through Empathic Design

Spark Innovation Through Empathic Design | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Almost every company competes to some degree on the basis of continual innovation. And to be commercially successful, new product and service ideas must, of course, meet a real—or perceived—customer need. Hence the current managerial mantras:


“Get close to the customer” and
“Listen to the voice of the customer.


The problem is, customers’ ability to guide the development of new products and services is limited by their experience and their ability to imagine and describe possible innovations. How can companies identify needs that customers themselves may not recognize? How can designers develop ways to meet those needs, if even in the course of extensive market research, customers never mention their desires because they assume those desires can’t be fulfilled?


by Dorothy Leonard and Jeffrey F. Rayport

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Against Empathy | Boston Review

Against Empathy | Boston Review | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Most people see the benefits of empathy as too obvious to require justification. This is a mistake.

When asked what I am working on, I often say I am writing a book about empathy. People tend to smile and nod, and then I add, “I’m against it.” This usually gets an uncomfortable laugh.


This reaction surprised me at first, but I’ve come to realize that taking a position against empathy is like announcing that you hate kittens—a statement so outlandish it can only be a joke. And so I’ve learned to clarify, to explain that I am not against morality, compassion, kindness, love, being a good neighbor, doing the right thing, and making the world a better place. My claim is actually the opposite: if you want to be good and do good, empathy is a poor guide.


 

With responses from

  • Peter Singer
  • Jack W. Berry, Lynn E. O'Connor
  • Marianne LaFrance
  • Nomy Arpaly
  • Christine Montross
  • Barbara H. Fried
  • Leslie Jamison
  • Leonardo Christov-Moore, Marco Iacoboni
  • Simon Baron-Cohen
  • Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
  • Sam Harris
  • Jesse Prinz
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The Secret to Building Empathy in College Students

The Secret to Building Empathy in College Students | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

...A new neuroscience study may explain why telling stories builds empathy and why, when you tell a good one, people act as if they’re watching it unfold before them...


Here are some simple suggestions on how to capitalize on storytelling as you teach or lead students:


  1. Choose to insert stories in your content. To really engage with you, students need a point for their head and a picture for their heart. 
  2. Clarify the point of your story in your mind. Even if it is only to make them question something, know where you’re going so you don’t wander. 
  3. Include important details in the story. The more specific you are, the more students can step into the shoes of those in the story. Make it real.
  4.  Use colorful adjectives and verbs. Make the story come alive, describing how something felt, smelled, looked or sounded. Help them feel, not just think. 
  5. Involve some conflict. We love movies because good ones always center on a great conflict. Leverage this as the story unfolds.  
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The Hostage Negotiator’s Secret to Social Media Success

The Hostage Negotiator’s Secret to Social Media Success | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

The Behavioral Influence Stairway Model, which is an updated version of the model created by the  FBI’s Crisis  Negotiation Unit,  offers a great guide for establishing relationships online (and offline, too).


It illustrates how active listening can help move you through the three stages of  relationship building: empathy, rapport, and influence...


Empathy

Ironically, the first sign that you are succeeding in your quest to use active listening to build a relationship is the emergence of empathy on your part.


That’s right, the first step towards a relationship comes from you. Since you’re the one pursuing a relationship, it’s your job to put yourself in the other person’s shoes.


Empathy is the foundation for all relationships, especially new ones. Social media imposes some barriers to establishing it, since you don’t always see or hear the other person. When that’s the case, more has to be inferred from bios, past posts, etc., so do your homework.

Because empathy is what drives effective communication, connection, and change.


This is a great time to start offering help or advice for problems that you have learned about from your active listening.


Megan McDonald  


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Interfaith Panel: “Building Cooperation Through Empathy” | Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Interfaith Panel: “Building Cooperation Through Empathy” | Office of Religious and Spiritual Life | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
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The Empathy Way for anti-bullying and social skills

The Empathy Way for anti-bullying and social skills | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
The Empathy Way is a children's book collection about empathy. The Teacher's Manual outlines Empathy Programs for anti-bullying and social development
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Chimps Empath-eyes? | The Scientist Magazine

Chimps Empath-eyes? | The Scientist Magazine | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Chimpanzees may reinforce social bonds by involuntarily mimicking a fellow chimp’s pupil size.


Like humans, chimpanzees possess a capacity to unconsciously dilate their pupils to match those of a conspecific, according to research published last week (August 20) in PLOS ONE. The results suggest this involuntary action likely evolved to help humans and chimps communicate sympathy and strengthen social bonds within groups.


In face-to-face interactions, people often involuntarily imitate each other’s facial expressions, eye blinks, or pupil size to convey empathy.


These physical cues help communicate emotions to both individuals in the interaction, facilitating trust and cooperation within groups. But precisely when and how these signals evolved isn’t clear


.By Jyoti Madhusoodanan |

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Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Recurring emotional stress can lead to compassion fatigue. Those in healing professions need to know how to recognize, treat, and prevent compassion fatigue.


Therapists and caregivers working in environments rife with emotional stress may become susceptible to a condition known as compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is synonymously used to describe secondary traumatic stress, which is stress resulting from helping or wanting to help traumatized or suffering people. It has also been referred to as vicarious trauma, second-hand shock, and secondary stress reaction.

 

Although compassion fatigue is sometimes called burnout, it is a slightly different concept. Unlike burnout, compassion fatigue is highly treatable and may be less predictable.

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» Do Empaths Really Exist? - Reaching Life Goals

» Do Empaths Really Exist? - Reaching Life Goals | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Do empaths really exist? Learn more about empaths and find out what some of the traits and characteristics are of empaths. Emapths - real or fake?


Recently, a friend of mine who is a psychologist shared with me during a conversation about career counseling that she has the ability to sense the emotions of others. At first, I thought she was talking about the construct of empathy, an ability most helping professionals seem to (or at least should) possess. As our conversation continued however, it became clear to me that she was talking about something completely different.


Specifically, she identified herself as an empath. 


by John D. Moore, PhD (


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Teaching for Ferguson: Volunteer Educators Give Lessons in Compassion

Teaching for Ferguson: Volunteer Educators Give Lessons in Compassion | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to help amid chaos and violence, teachers from across the country are setting up makeshift classes.


Brittany Packnett, the executive director of Teach for America in St. Louis and a former teacher, said she was on the ground in Ferguson, protesting against the police, when she saw Pace’s photo and was inspired. Using her contacts in Teach for America, the national organization, she put out the call for teachers to come to Ferguson—and dozens of them responded, helping Pace and other local teachers set up a substitute school.

 

By Joseph Williams

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How Can I Teach My Child Empathy?

How Can I Teach My Child Empathy? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Children who have empathy are more likely to grow into well-adjusted adults with adaptive coping skills. It’s never too early to start teaching empathy.


...Children who are empathic will be better able to cope with conflict and difficult social situations. Children who are empathic will be less likely to engage in bullying behavior, and more likely to jump in and help a friend or peer who is being bullied. Children who are empathic are more likely to grow into well-adjusted adults with adaptive coping skills.

It’s never too early, or late, to start teaching empathy to your children. Why not start today?


by Katie Hurley, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist




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In Search of Tolerance Part 4: How Empathy Transforms Relationships

In Search of Tolerance Part 4: How Empathy Transforms Relationships | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Anytime we come together as humans our differing viewpoints, tendencies, and belief systems can sometime collide. Conflict in relationships is inevitable and can become a moment for growth,


as Carl Jung says,

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”



In this post, we’re looking at how empathy can transform relationships. 


Empathy Reduces Conflict...

Deep Listening Shows You Care...

Empathy Heals and Uplifts Others...

Empathy Leads To Compassion..


BY DAVID BARNES 

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EmpathyApp.org

EmpathyApp.org | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY FOR REAL CONNECTION

Empathy App connects trained empathizers via smartphone to people in need of empathy. It’s instant support whenever you need it.





CULTURAL SHIFT

This is about making empathy, the most important natural resource in the world, instantly accessible, scalable, and profitable, and most importantly: creating an empathy revolution.  



Mica Stumpf and Peijman Kouretchian

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