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Empathy 101

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“I like to understand how people see the world,” A CEO tells me. “It’s always different for each person. I’m fascinated by the ways people think about things, what’

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This is a good place to begin and grow from.

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Ken Donaldson's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:38 AM

"Managers with excellent cognitive empathy, for instance, get better than expected performance from their direct reports."

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, September 29, 2013 8:18 PM

Emphathy is a key trait of being socially aware.  "This way of tuning in to another person does more than give us an understanding of their view – it tells us how best to communicate with that person: what matters most to them, their models of the world, and what even what words to use – or avoid – in talking with them."

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Henry David Thoreau - Famous Quotes

Henry David Thoreau - Famous Quotes | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Henry David Thoreau #quotes

 

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

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What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

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Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau

 

All good things are wild and free.

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau

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What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

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The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. Henry David Thoreau

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Thoreau had so many.

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The Bigger Question is...

The Bigger Question is... | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
It's Friday and as I look back over the week I feel pretty good about my accomplishments. I caught up on my work, read a little bit and was able to find time to get my blog posts done. One thing th...

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What do I want my life to mean?

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How to Overcome the Perils of Caring Deeply

How to Overcome the Perils of Caring Deeply | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The things you deeply care about make you dangerous and close-minded. Yesterday, I sat beside a coach who said, “I’m a better coach if I don’t care about the topic of a coaching session.” When you ...
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Good leadership is about caring about the people you work with and serve.

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Mindful Leadership Is Fearless Leadership

Mindful Leadership Is Fearless Leadership | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
There is ample research to show that real vacation time helps overall productivity, and mindfulness habits help create that "vacation" feeling every day. Here are a few of our favorite practices.

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As long as it does not stray too far from its spiritual roots, mindful leadership fits with other models like servant-leadership, transformational leadership, and adaptive leadership.

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Clues You May be Attracted to the Wrong Person « The Art of Relationships

Clues You May be Attracted to the Wrong Person « The Art of Relationships | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
By Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

People are [...]
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Connecting with the right people is important to well-being.

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Influence: Aligning the Principles of Influence with Aristotle’s Ethos, Pathos and Logos

Influence: Aligning the Principles of Influence with Aristotle’s Ethos, Pathos and Logos | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

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There is always something new to be found in the old.

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Anger can be a wonderful wake up call to help you to understand what you need and what you value.” Thich Nhat Hah - Befriending Anger

Anger can be a wonderful wake up call to help you to understand what you need and what you value.” Thich Nhat Hah  - Befriending Anger | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
“Anger can be a wonderful wake up call to help you to understand what you need and what you value.” Thich Nhat Hah For seven years I regularly facilitated seminars on conflict resolution.  Most of ...

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This is a great way of understanding our emotions. This to shall pass is a great way of understanding our momentary and impermanent experiences.

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santina kerslake's curator insight, September 26, 2013 11:14 AM

How can we use this better with regards to our work or business situation?

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How I Hire: Look Into an Applicant's Soul

How I Hire: Look Into an Applicant's Soul | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Since my life's work has always focused on self-awareness and well being, I have made those two attributes the criterion for people I want to work with. In my course, The Soul of Leadership, I advise
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This would be an interesting way to interview people for jobs. It would allow one to find out what the interviewee thinks is important in their Job and not just in work.

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Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog

Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Skeptics have one defining characteristic... they tend to think a lot about thinking, a process known as "metacognition". Although the human mind is capable ...

Via Ron McIntyre, Georgia Feiste, hvdk, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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The three suggestions are practical and do help.

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Enjoy The Experience

Enjoy The Experience | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

metimes we are so focused on achieving our set goals that we forget about the experience itself. Whether it is to do with completing ones Bucket List or trying to quickly check off all your resol...

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This article is well supported by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly and his work on Flow.

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The Significance of Grit (Resilience): Angela Lee Duckworth

The Significance of Grit (Resilience): Angela Lee Duckworth | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

What all those definitions of resilience have in common is the idea of a positive response to failure or adversity. Grit is related because part of what it means to be gritty is to be resilient in the face of failure or adversity. But that's not the only trait you need to be gritty.


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A very important attribute in the learning.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:26 AM

"Carol Dweck, more than anyone else, is a role model for me. We're collaborating with her on a couple of projects. One thing we've found is that children who have more of a growth mind-set tend to be grittier. The correlation isn't perfect, but this suggests to me that one of the things that makes you gritty is having a growth mind-set. The attitude "I can get better if I try harder" should help make you a tenacious, determined, hard-working person." - Angela Duckworth

Don Cloud's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:27 AM

"Grit" ... a key to being successful ... and it's something that you can develop in yourself and promote throughout your organization.

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Did you know that you actually have two brains?

Did you know that you actually have two brains? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
On my way to Tallinn where I am attending the 2013 SIETAR Congress, I read some interesting articles related to intercultural research, mindfulness and leadership. It always strikes me, how much ev...

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The topic is embodied cognition and mindfulness.

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The Effect of Meditation on Crime

The Effect of Meditation on Crime | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
An experiment in 1993 that has been forgotten was brought to light by the movie What the Bleep do We Know? The excerpt below is taken from that movie, and it got us thinking.

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This is really interesting.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 30, 2013 4:51 AM

Fascinating - why have I never heard of this experiment?

Les Howard's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:43 PM

Agree with David.

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Forgiving: The Hidden Dimension of Exceptional Leadership

Forgiving: The Hidden Dimension of Exceptional Leadership | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

This article explores the concept of forgiveness in the context of leadership, and suggests that forgiveness is one of the keys that distinguish mediocre or ineffective leadership from the exceptional. Below, the authors analyse the forgiving personality through a psychodynamic lens, and discuss how truly transformational leaders use forgiveness to advance societies, organisations and individuals.


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Asking for forgiveness, even over small things, is a challenging process.

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Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, October 9, 2013 4:26 AM

Leaders have such an important effect on many people’s lives that their lack of forgiveness can create a climate where anger, bitterness and animosity prevent a whole organisation, society or nation from being creative, learning, growing and developing their full potential.

Ellen Ades ACC's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:22 PM

GREAT article!

Jean-Marc Phelippeau's curator insight, October 16, 2013 1:34 PM

Le pardon, une clé de votre leadership... et, au-delà, de vos relations, de votre équilibre et de votre santé.

A relier avec l'empathie puisque "comprendre, c'est pardonner"...

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Can We Teach Leaders Humility?

Can We Teach Leaders Humility? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less" -C. S. Lewis I'm alarmed by the humility deficit in many leaders.  Why do we reinforce, recognize and promote the br

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The modeling part is critical. The tie into servant-leadership is important.

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Anne Egros's curator insight, September 28, 2013 11:48 AM

“Humility isn’t timidity or weakness.  It is confidence, wisdom and grace combine with an acknowledgement that we are all imperfect.”

John Michel's curator insight, September 28, 2013 3:57 PM

Humility isn’t timidity or weakness.  It is confidence, wisdom and grace combine with an acknowledgement that we are all imperfect.

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Work-Life Balance Versus Flow

Work-Life Balance Versus Flow | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

There’s something we here at Switch and Shift discuss f… (RT @tedcoine: Work-Life Balance Versus #Flow http://t.co/6oadJAjkob #humanbiz #leadership)...


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It is work-life integration. Balance suggests 50-50 and that is not achievable for many today.

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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.


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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?

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How These Successful Leaders Stay Ahead Of The Curve

How These Successful Leaders Stay Ahead Of The Curve | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Until the very end of his life, Steve Jobs was an innovator. At the tech leader and Zen Buddhism practitioner's funeral in October 2011, friends and family received a meaningful parting gift: A wooden box containing a copy ofAutobiography of a Yogi,Paramhansa Yogananda's spiritual memoir, a story of awakening and self-realization.

Via Thomas Gelmi, Ricard Lloria, Wise Leader™, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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I heard Jeff Weiner at Wisdom and the message is simple: take time for other things than work and this includes extending this to all in the organization.

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LEADERSHIP: NEVER TEACH PEOPLE ANXIETY

LEADERSHIP:  NEVER TEACH PEOPLE ANXIETY | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

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Great advice

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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/)

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How I Hire: There Is No Lone Genius; Hire a Team With these Four Types

How I Hire: There Is No Lone Genius; Hire a Team With these Four Types | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
There’s something romantic about the idea of the lone genius. The early success of GE is often attributed solely to the inspiration and perspiration of Thomas Edison. But experience and
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I just picked up the special Time edition on genius and this was a theme in a couple sections. Without collaboration, most genius would rarely be realized in contemporary society.

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The Best of Paulo Coelho - Quotes

The Best of Paulo Coelho - Quotes | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Skeptics have one defining characteristic... they tend to think a lot about thinking, a process known as "metacognition". Although the human mind is capable ...

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Paulo Coehlo is such an inspirational writer and human being.

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Metacognition

Skeptics have one defining characteristic... they tend to think a lot about thinking, a process known as "metacognition". Although the human mind is capable ...

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This is an interesting looking video about a topic that might fit with what I am doing.

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The journey to your authentic leadership

The journey to your authentic leadership | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
“We all have the capacity to inspire and empower others. But we must first be willing to devote ourselves to our personal growth and development as lead...

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Has some qualities of servant-leadership.

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Followers' actions affect an organization's leadership capacity

Members of an educational organization contribute to its leadership and can blend personal and social needs to help leaders encourage cooperation, a researcher has found.

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The more we feel we belong and are appreciated for belonging the more we will give back.
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