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Can empathy play an important role in a successful career?

At a panel on Thursday, business leaders said empathy helps businesses make better products and improve their understanding of customers and colleagues.
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Yes -- we couldn't agree more: "By incorporating empathy into the way one does business, they said, one can exhibit better leadership, make better products and improve their understanding of customers and colleagues."

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Empathy: Making the Connection - Thin Difference

Empathy: Making the Connection - Thin Difference | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
To have empathy, we first need to make the human connection. Our call to action is two-fold: Reach out and open up.
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Cultivating Compassion conference: Empathy, Leadership, and Social Change at the University of Minnesota

Cultivating Compassion conference: Empathy, Leadership, and Social Change at the University of Minnesota

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Fifteen Year Old Leads Social Organization to Create Unity, Tolerance and ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Fifteen Year Old Leads Social Organization to Create Unity, Tolerance and ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
Fifteen Year Old Leads Social Organization to Create Unity, Tolerance and ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
So how does My Name My Story cultivate empathy in schools?
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Feeling inspired, hopeful, and curious to read these young people's stories...

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Bonding with characters in a book boosts your empathy to real people - msnNOW

Bonding with characters in a book boosts your empathy to real people - msnNOW | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
Bonding with characters in a book boosts your empathy to real people
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A new study finds that people who find themselves absorbed in novels tend to be more empathetic than those who just read without becoming invested in a story.
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The benefits of reading, increased!

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What is Empathy? | History of social behavior and nonverbal communication

What is Empathy? | History of social behavior and nonverbal communication | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it

Empathy is the ability to see the world as another person. Empathy is a selfless act, a desirable skill beneficial to ourselves, others and society.

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A curated collection of links to reasearch on social behavior; lending more authority and backing to the empathic strategies we value so highly.

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Empathy Map – What is One and How Do I Create One? « Adam Payne's Online Marketing Blog

Empathy Map – What is One and How Do I Create One? « Adam Payne's Online Marketing Blog | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
Empathy Map - What is One and How Do I Create One?
 
What is an Empathy Map? In a previous post, I wrote about the importance of understanding your audience.
How it is important not to try to mar
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While this is directed to a marketing audience, the core how-to is applicable to most of us wanting to empathize with others. "An empathy map is the world from someone else’s Point of View. it is what THEY see, do, think, feel and hear. It is THEIR world perspective. Not yours."

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Empathy: Your Most Powerful Productivity Tool?

Empathy: Your Most Powerful Productivity Tool? | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
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.
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Shame and empathy

Shame and empathy | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
Shame and empathy (ƸӜƷ Shame and empathy http://t.co/BALqnBv3 via @BeyondMeds)
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We're often inspired by Brene Brown's work -- you?

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Empathy as a Factor for Change

Presentation by Lidewij Niezink at the 'Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference', London, November 2012. How can we make sure that the research on empath
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Empathy, Ongoing and Growing: Science and Empathy

Science and Empathy. I just finished listening to a broadcast of a fascinating radio show about empathy, from a scientific viewpoint, that aired on January 16th on WUNC from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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Glad to see more conversations on this topic.

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DailyGood: The 'E' For Empathy Test

DailyGood: The 'E' For Empathy Test | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
If you ever want to understand your boss, corner him (or her) at the next office party and see if he'll play a little game. Tell him you need only 30 seconds. Then ask your boss to extend his right forefinger.
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Daniel Pink on "a seemingly innocent parlour trick which is a method social scientists have used for more than a decade to measure perspective-taking..."

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How to Practice Nonviolent Communication

How to Practice Nonviolent Communication | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
Nonviolent Communication (NVC)http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonviolent_Communication includes a simple method for clear, empathic communication, consisting of four steps: observations, feelings, needs, requests.
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Appreciating there is a WIKI for NVC!

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Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability | Video on TED.com

 

 

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Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity...

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Dr. Nathalie Campeau's curator insight, April 9, 2013 6:31 PM

A life worth living is linked to the courage to be vulnerable.

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Practice Self-Compassion for Lifelong Success - WebMD (blog)

Practice Self-Compassion for Lifelong Success - WebMD (blog) | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
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Practice Self-Compassion for Lifelong Success
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I asked her to think about the last time she expressed compassion for someone in her life.
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"Self-compassion means treating oneself with kindness and support when things don’t go well." I appreciate the tips on how to switch negative self-talk into Self-Compassionate talk!

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TEDxPSU - Sam Richards - A Radical Experiment in Empathy

Sam Richards is a sociologist and award-winning teacher who has been inspiring undergraduate students at Penn State since 1990. Every semester, 725 students ...
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"Start with empathy -- it all begins with empathy..." on being a sociologist.

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Transform Your Relationships with Nonviolent Communication at Kripalu this weekend...

Transform Your Relationships with Nonviolent Communication at Kripalu this weekend... | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
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Need a winter getaway? Want to learn self-empathy and transform your relationships? This weekend at Kripalu, you can get both with experienced coaches and facilitators Martha Lasley and Dian Killian. The retreat is almost sold out, so do register now!

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Hearing Yes Behind No… | The Center for Collaborative Communication

Hearing Yes Behind No… | The Center for Collaborative Communication | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
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I really value the positive framing of this: "The key to fostering connection in the face of a 'no' is always 'yes' to something else..."

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Empathy Ride

Empathy Ride | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
  When it comes to the food system, I’m like Johnny Cash:  I’ve been everywhere, man.  I was raised on a conventional corn farm in Colorado, and when I needed a little more cash than my dad could p...
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"An empathy ride, modestly defined, is the act of riding one’s bicycle in and around a community of one’s interest, with the intention of forming a broad, but perceptive understanding of it.  It is so simple that it hardly warrants description, but I will point out that a bicycle is an almost perfect vehicle and vantage point for cultivating conditions for empathy. "

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» Empathy Appears Highest Among Middle-Aged Women - Psych Central News

» Empathy Appears Highest Among Middle-Aged Women - Psych Central News | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
Need a shoulder to cry on or an ear to hear your story?
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"According to a new study of more than 75,000 adults, women in that age group are more empathic than men of the same age and than younger or older people.."
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Leaders Must Show Empathy, Not Sympathy

Leaders Must Show Empathy, Not Sympathy | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
There is often a significant difference between having sympathy for someone, and feeling empathy.
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"True leaders realize that in order to provide true value and make an organization relevant, a leader must understand what others want, need, and desire, and why."

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Research in empathy and compassion as a factor for change - Empathy and Compassion in Society 2012

The Empathy and Compassion in Society 2012 conference asked whether empathy and compassion can be cultivated, and shared case studies in education, health an...
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More research findings on compassion.

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Letters From Iwo Jima: Empathy for Our Enemies | The Boomer Magazine

Letters From Iwo Jima: Empathy for Our Enemies | The Boomer Magazine | Empathy, Organizations & Relationships | Scoop.it
Letters From Iwo Jima: Empathy for Our Enemies http://t.co/KdNIUJyo
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Joan Halifax: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

http://www.ted.com Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she's learned about...
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The Empathy Gap - Huffington Post (blog)

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The Empathy Gap
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"People don't have the right to be in poverty in America," an acquaintance told me. He continued, "If people aren't accessing the wealth of resources that America has, that's their fault.
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The Huffington Post keeps sharing articles on empathy and where it does --and doesn't-- show up.

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