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The Advantages of Transformational Leadership Style

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The transformational leadership style draws on assorted capabilities and approaches to leadership, creating distinct advantages for the organization. A leader using this approach possesses integrity, ...

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John Michel's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:08 AM

The transformational leadership style draws on assorted capabilities and approaches to leadership, creating distinct advantages for the organization. A leader using this approach possesses integrity, sets a good example and clearly communicates his goals to his followers. He expects the best from them. He inspires people to look beyond their own interests and focus on the interests and needs of the team. He provides stimulating work and takes the time to recognize good work and good people.

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Traits today's leaders "must have" to survive and lead without self-destructing
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LEADERSHIP: NEVER TEACH PEOPLE ANXIETY

LEADERSHIP:  NEVER TEACH PEOPLE ANXIETY | If you lead them, they will follow! | Scoop.it

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, March 20, 2013 11:09 AM

“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer … It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you.” ~ Anaïs Nin 

(Anaïs Nin on Love, Hand-Lettered by Debbie Millman)

Leadership is about hope, it gives people a vision, it cares.

Leadership is #empathy  ...

(Source: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/12/03/anais-nin-love-debbie-millman-1/)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 24, 2013 12:33 PM

Great advice

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The Power of Humility in Leadership I Wisdom for Future Leaders

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, March 20, 12:49 PM

Humility plays a very important role in leadership. People who are humble acknowledge the own imperfections and admit when they are wrong. They put others first in thought, word and deed and avoid narcissistic self-promotion.


Humility is the crown of all virtues. Humility enables courage and points wisdom into the right direction. Humility makes love possible.


Read the article:

http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/the-power-of-humility-in-leadership/


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The Indirect Cost of Growing Leaders

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Leadership development is costly. Indirect costs exceed direct costs. Leadership coaching has less indirect costs than classroom training or job rotations

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Help Us Grow #FutureLeaders

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 11, 9:50 PM

70% employees are disengaged, 35% to 50% of employees have been bullied or otherwise abused…  Coincidence?  I don't think so...


Are you a good leader?  How do you know?  


Self-reflection can be painful.  As they say,  no pain, no gain.


#leadership #change 

David Hain's curator insight, March 14, 3:01 AM

We pick the best techie and assume they'll make the best manager - doh!!

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Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism

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According to science it's good to be the nice guy. (Positive leadership achieves more than what we think http://t.co/8xPW08hFgO)

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John Michel's curator insight, January 22, 1:46 PM

Simply listening to your employees helps them to offload their negative feelings and release tension. Carrying around anxiety or frustration can hinder an employee’s performance, so try to tap into how they’re feeling on a regular basis.

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How Big is YOUR Brave?

There is no doubt bravery is needed to lead and succeed . For centuries bravery has been a crucible of leadership and a fundamental principle for battle of any

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, January 8, 12:28 PM

With thanks to Angela Maiers.

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Leadership Trait to Ponder: Hard Work

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Is hard work a given attribute of leadership? Many think they work hard, but really are just busy. These quotes and thoughts will give you insight into this question.
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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 23, 11:03 PM

"The dictionary defines Hard Work as: “Characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks; tending to work with energy and commitment; persistence in action to carry out our tasks, no matter the size of the obstacle or reason to not continue to carry on.” 



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Zappos says goodbye to bosses

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The unusual approach is called a holacracy!


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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, January 9, 2:25 PM

This is forward thinking! 

 

It all comes down to what your company culture is, and what you hope to achieve as a result of this culture. 

 

When we work with executive teams one of the questions that we ask is this:  "What is impossible today; however, if we accomplished this would be a game-changer for our industry?"  Because when you think of it -- nothing is impossible.

 

When you have a leader like the CEO of Zappos...he is constantly asking himself and the team this question. 

 

I am very excited to learn from this model...what are your thoughts?

 

 

Chery Gegelman's curator insight, January 9, 11:11 PM

This move is getting lots of attention.  What are your thoughts?

Terence R. Egan's curator insight, February 26, 6:16 AM

Zappos has led the business community in new management concepts in the past. This idea is super-radical.


Articles published by the company provide a little detail on how this system will work,  however I get the impression that the concept will evolve as they discover major shortcomings and seek to address them.


Zappos may be getting rid of official job titles and management responsibilities, however natural leaders are sure to emerge and take control. In the absence of clear reporting lines and command structures, there will be a strong tendency for 'feifdoms ' to emerge. 


Concepts such as Holacracy, Democracy, Communism, etc. are wonderful in theory, however there is one major obstacle that has never been overcome: the nature of human beings. Self-interest always wins!


In my opinion, Zappos will only make this work after a serious dilution and modification of the core principles. I admire their effort and look forward to observing their progress. We may all learn something valuable from this initiative.


"Go Zappos, Go! ... Go Zappos, Go! ... Go Zappos, Go! "


[I'm staying on the sidelines]

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time.  For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.   Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under immense pressure.  The process of making these decisions comes from an accumulation of experiences and encounters with a multitude of difference circumstances, personality types and unforeseen failures.   More so, the decision making process is an acute understanding of being familiar with the cause and effect of behavioral and circumstantial patterns;  knowing the intelligence and interconnection points of the variables involved in these patterns allows a leader to confidently make decisions and project the probability of their desired outcomes.   The most successful leaders are instinctual decision makers.  Having done it so many times throughout their careers, they become immune to the pressure associated with decision making and extremely intuitive about the process of making the most strategic and best decisions. This is why most senior executives will tell you they depend strongly upon their “gut-feel” when making difficult decisions at a moment’s notice.


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Being Leader-ish: When You’re Not Quite a Leader

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  ish. This is the word we use when something is stuck between being and not being. Between is and is not. For example, we might say, ...

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David Hain's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:56 PM

Great-ish article on committing - ish... 

donhornsby's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:02 AM

(From the article): Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.

 

But true character-based leadership emerges through discomfort. Ours, and others. It requires focusing our attention on how we can make others shine. Making mindful judgment calls. Getting things done through others, and winning their hearts and minds in the process. Handling people as unique individuals. Looking beyond our positions to the behaviors and choices that are best for our employees, for the team, for the organization, and its customer.

 

Are you a leader, or leader-ish?

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 26, 2013 5:47 PM

Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.

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The Seven Decisions of Decisive Leaders

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Decisiveness is a strength and weakness. I often hear complaints about bosses who can’t make decisions. Then there’s the leader who makes all the decisions. In both cases the results are the same. ...

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Worldwide, 13% of Employees Are Engaged at Work

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Only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work, according to Gallup's new 142-country study on the State of the Global Workplace. Low levels of engagement hinder gains in economic productivity and life quality.

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Seth Godin: The tribes we lead | Video on TED.com

Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change.

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Chery Gegelman's curator insight, September 25, 2013 8:37 AM
Who are you upsetting? Who are you connecting? Who are you leading?
Madison Paige's curator insight, September 26, 2013 11:56 AM

Come join our tribe Bold Blue. Check out the video and see why we need YOU in our tribe.

Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:47 PM

This is a great talk for actual and potential change agents to watch, listen to and reflect on.

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6 ways to rethink corporate knowledge sharing

The quest to effectively share knowledge within a company is one that still appears elusive. How do you keep on top of your competitors’ developments? How do you monitor articles that mention your brand? How do you make sure your teams get the information they need to make decisions and to learn? 

While we never had more ways to disseminate intelligence and knowledge within companies, it's easy to feel overwhelmed so that we're still often perceiving a lack of communication in the corporate world.


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malek's curator insight, March 19, 10:22 AM

How to move from knowledge hoarding to knowledge sharing in  organizations?

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, March 19, 10:54 AM

O uso da curadoria para auxiliar a gestão do conhecimento corporativo.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, March 20, 8:05 AM

This is a simple breakdown of the problem-prospective solution mechanics involved in organizational information sharing - nice!

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Why Old Leaders Drive Young Leaders Crazy

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 21, 7:14 AM

Young leaders look down their noses at old leaders and think, “Stop being set in your ways. Fear controls you!”

John Michel's curator insight, March 21, 10:22 AM

Old leaders are so busy clinging to what they have that can’t reach for what could be. New ideas are threats not opportunities. Young leaders lose passion when old leaders say, “We’ve always done it that way. Old leaders don’t realize the devastation of destroying youthful energy.

Mike Masin's curator insight, March 21, 11:33 AM

Lead by encouraging ideas; they start discussions and you might learn something new or improve something old.


Nobody leads forever. Nurture the next generation so they're better prepared when their time comes.

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Simple Trick for Better Brainstorming Sessions

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Need lots of ideas right now? Here's how to get them.
The ability to generate good ideas is perhaps one of the most valuable assets in business. But what if you're feeling uninspired or blocked?

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John Michel's curator insight, March 21, 10:13 PM

According to HBR.org, a team of researchers led by Sophie Ellwood at the University of Sydney recently found evidence that incubation--taking a break from a problem to focus on something unrelated--can increase creativity.

Mike Masin's curator insight, March 22, 9:43 AM

Your brain needs time to be creative. Think about the problem, focus on something else for a short time, then come back to the problem.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, March 24, 7:38 AM

The key to having a great brainstorming session is to make sure that everyone realizes their input is valued.

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Become A Mindful Leader: Slow Down To Move Faster - Forbes

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Become A Mindful Leader: Slow Down To Move Faster Forbes For business leaders, encouraging mindfulness is more than just being tuned in; it's a strategy to improve personal and company-wide performance and productivity, both of which support...

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John Michel's curator insight, March 12, 11:00 PM

For business leaders, encouraging mindfulness is more than just being tuned in; it’s a strategy to improve personal and company-wide performance and productivity, both of which support overall organizational resilience.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 12, 11:45 PM

Slowing down, being present, being aware are central. What we need to be cautious of is that mindfulness becomes a technique rather than a way of life which improves quality in the workplace and world.

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Team Player - 14 Ways to Be A Great Team Player At Work - Leadership

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Christina Lattimer, discusses: Being a collaborative team player, aligning purpose, values and effort will be required in the new social era

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Leading in the Age of Creativity

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Learn to lead in ways that help rather than tell people to grow and align personal motivations with what your company needs. (#Leaders Curate #Talent > Gathering the right people together at the right time is curation.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 7, 10:39 PM

Whitehead stated the focus of learning, and creating is an aspect of learning, was duty which requires structure.

John Michel's curator insight, January 8, 8:22 AM

In Many ways entrepreneurial leadership boils down to arranging circumstances for the people they are caretaking--or curating--so that they may flourish.

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Why Your Employees Want To Leave - Time to Install 21st Century Values

Why Your Employees Want To Leave - Time to Install 21st Century Values | If you lead them, they will follow! | Scoop.it

Dana Theus, in "The Values Revolution", dares leaders and managers to look into why employees want to leave their jobs.

 

Employees are exhausted by the cut-throat, grab what you can, self-centered leadership and management actions that have dominated 20th century business and have too often characterized the path to which results were achieved.

 

Employees are leaving seeking workplaces that value people and outcomes grounded in purpose and meaning.

 

...cooperation, communication, and sharing, are leadership actions that lead to prosperity in today’s hyper connected workplaces. 

    

.... [it is the] responsibility on the individual leader to own their response to the abysmal work environment that is suffocating our workplaces.

      

...[instead, change] life-sucking workplaces to discover joy, optimism and possibility at work.

 

 


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Absolutely true Deb...and it's usually the best employees that are looking to leave!

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 6, 8:47 PM

This reminds me of Adam Grant's recent research featuring the high performance results of Giving Cultures, vs. Matching or Taking.   21st century values may let go of  "Mad Men" macho culture for good, for the sustainable, high performance it creates.  ~  D

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Top Mistakes Leaders Make – Derailer 2 of 4

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Today we will explore the second derailer…Entitlement. This mistake can derail new supervisors, and even the most experienced leaders if we are not careful.


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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, January 7, 5:01 PM

Read about the second derailer leadrs often make...Feeling or Behaving Entitled!

 

Would love to hear your thoughts...after you read the short article.

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"Feminine" Values Can Give Tomorrow's Leaders an Edge

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The world requires a new paradigm, where empathy is innovation and vulnerability is strength.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 5, 2013 12:16 AM

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?

Florence Terranova, PhD MBA's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:55 AM

Quite agree with this :-)

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:41 AM

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.

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How great leaders communicate and connect

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One of the biggest reasons leaders fail is their inability to communicate effectively. Communication goes beyond just sharing information. When a leader can communicate effectively, there is a conn...

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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:23 AM

I really don't care for other people who seek a "captive audience" just to to hear themselves speak. Ego is a big  turnoff. A connection really has to be felt and shown via actions. Humility is welcomed.

John Michel's curator insight, October 25, 2013 9:26 AM

Great leaders are personal. They build from the group level up. They take the time and effort to build important relationships with people. Relationships are at the core level of great communication because people are looking for a leader they can trust and share their challenges in an open way.

Don Cloud's curator insight, October 25, 2013 9:38 PM

Great leaders must be great communicators in order to create the conditions by which the people in the organization may bond to the organization's greater purpose, to each other, and with the leader ... while the leader likewise bonds with them.

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6 Surprising Truths About Trust

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When evaluating trustworthiness, we are highly influenced by surprisingly small factors -- like where we meet someone, what they wear, what their voices sound like, whether their posture mimics ours, if they mention the names of people we know or...

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Robin Martin's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:25 PM

Thanks for scooping this one, Al. Hello btw! Great article...trust is indeed a difficult thing to earn for some folks!

John Michel's curator insight, October 11, 2013 2:35 AM

The first step to making better decisions about whom to trust is to realize that we are all biased. Biases result from the mental shortcuts that our brains revert to when facing otherwise overwhelming information-processing demands.

Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, October 25, 2013 5:24 AM

You decide who you trust in a few seconds... but why?

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Are you a "serving" or "self serving" leader?

How can you tell the difference between a "serving" or "self serving" leader?


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 4, 2013 1:29 PM

We need more leaders who are willing to serve in their leadership.

Don Cloud's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:09 AM

Great question.  That said, I would offer only those who serve their people and set them up for success are truly leaders.

 

That is, being self-serving is mutually exclusive to being a leader ... there's no such thing as a "self-serving leader" -- they are just "self-serving."

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, October 5, 2013 4:02 PM

Ken Blanchard: The 4 Keys to Effective Leadership

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Why Powerful People Just Don't Get Empathy

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If your boss is a jerk, there might be a scientific reason for it. A new study suggests feeling powerful dampens the part of the brain that helps us connect with others.


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Verica Markovic's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:17 AM

Etude intéressante, mais à nuancer.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:52 PM

Not surprising but still needs more exploration by authentic leaders, the key is that one can overpower the tendency to quelsh empathy in their roles. But it is not easy nor is it often truly understood.

Chris Brown's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:05 PM

"Whether you're with a team at work [or] your family dinner, all of that hinges on how we adapt our behaviors to the behaviors of other people, and power takes a bite out of that ability, which is too bad."

 

A powerful statement.  How can we keep focused on connecting to others so we don't become less empathetic?