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What role does spirituality play in leadership? It makes the leader whole and fill the hole in the whole of the organization
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Don’t Worry: Be Happy

Don’t Worry: Be Happy | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
What if You Didn’t Have to Worry About Yourself? Have you ever had people annoy you at work? Or maybe family members whose little habits bothered you? Have you been frustrated by a store clerk or waiter, or maybe another driver? What about frustration with your kid...

Via The BioSync Team, Bobby Dillard
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Mindfulness is such a powerful way to live. It is simple, but difficult to be present. It helped me the last few years in the classroom and  dealing with the adults I worked with including those above me in the non-existent hierarchy in Parkland School Division

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 29, 2014 6:52 PM

Interesting what happens when you free yourself from worry — practice brings liberation!

The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 30, 2014 10:38 PM

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.
—Dale Carnegie


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Emotional Intelligence - 3 Great Traits of Insanely Loving People

Emotional Intelligence - 3 Great Traits of Insanely Loving People | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence begins and ends with kindness. Let's examine three characteristics we need to love and how doing conscious acts of kindness can help. (Love the Post!

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

People who are high on emotional intelligence would be people who serve, are present, and are mindful.

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Why Powerful People Just Don't Get Empathy

Why Powerful People Just Don't Get Empathy | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

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.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Lynnette Van Dyke, Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

It is not just powerful people. Even middle management don't get it.

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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?