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Does power make you mean?

Does power make you mean? | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
Research suggests that a default brain mechanism may cause us to lose empathy when we gain power. So promotions really do make us mean.

 

In one of the first studies to make this claim, scientists now say a default brain mechanism may cause us to lose empathy when we gain power...

 

Obhi and his team found feelings of increased powerfulness shut down our mirroring system -- and potentially our empathy -- through a default mechanism in our brains.

 

Liza Aziz-Zadeh, assistant professor at the University of Southern California, studies empathy from a neuroscience perspective and says the findings are interesting. "People who activate their mirroring system more, also score higher on empathy."

 

By Susanne Gargiulo, CNN


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Hopefully this study is wrong! So when you go up in the rankings, please practice empathy, to keep the standards up.

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Jennifer Wu's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:27 PM

MIRROR NEURONS:  People who activate their mirroring system more, also score higher on empathy.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:29 AM

Very interesting.  I especially like the following section:

 

"What we have found is that when people get power and move up, but don't understand how to relate, don't communicate well, and appear insensitive, cold, and authoritarian -- that ultimately derails their careers," he says.

 

This comes at an enormous cost in time, money, and morale to companies, he adds.

 

 

"In practical terms, this type of research may eventually be used and put together with training programs like mindfulness training and educational workshops for executives to deal with power better," says Obhi, but adds that we are only just beginning to understand the effects of power.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:08 PM

This is an interesting study. What about those who begin with little or no empathy?

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Creating a Successful Work Culture For ALL Generations

Creating a Successful Work Culture For ALL Generations | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
During his many years of working with groups around the world, Stephen R. Covey (best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) had the incredible opportunity to personally …

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Een mooi artikel over dat ieders bijdrage belangrijk is!

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 2, 11:19 AM

I have always advocated the companies role in generational diversity.  It seems that we tend to focus on what guru's are talking about most and relegate the remainder to pull up the rear.  Every generation has a place at the table.  I don't believe in a kid's table nor separating out the older generations.  Everyone should be contributing to the whole.

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You ALREADY Know How to be GREAT: Alan Fine at TEDxRockCreekPark - YouTube

"I am convinced that by understanding some essential elements of human performance and having a simple process to influence those elements that you can achie...

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Inspirerende TED-talk, waarin Alan Fine duidelijk maakt dat de remmende factor bij ontwikkeling niet zit in te weinig kennis maar in te weinig aandacht en focus. 

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6 Ways Leaders Can Get Better Results By Not Talking

6 Ways Leaders Can Get Better Results By Not Talking | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
Listen!!!   I can’t stress this enough.  If you’re listening, you’re not talking – and you’re also finding out critical stuff, building relationships, and creating a culture of respect and transparency. If you only do one thing from this post, do this. Real listening is almost magically potent.  If you’re truly listening – getting fully engaged  and interested in what the other person is saying, asking questions for understanding, and restating important points to make sure you’re getting it – people will talk to you. Period.

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Ook uit onderzoek blijkt dat mensen die meer luisteren effectiever communiceren en betere relaties hebben. 

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2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention

2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it

It is time to explore new ways of working, and as we do, it is important to consider the foundation of culture and strategy in the organization.

 

First, you need a clear organizational purpose and strategy. People must understand where the organization is headed and why, as well as how they contribute to that strategy.

 

Second, People must trust and be trusted in order for leaders to relinquish their power and individuals to lead themselves with integrity and authenticity.


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Eens. Interessanter dan deze doelen is misschien nog wel de weg zelf, hoe gaan we weer vertrouwen?

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 5, 6:25 PM

Are we ready for the changes coming in the workplace?

david o'connor's curator insight, February 4, 2:53 AM

So true, so obvious, yet so slow to catch on.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 19, 10:30 AM

Culture and strategy as twin pillars!

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How good leaders handle their own weaknesses - StartupSmart

How good leaders handle their own weaknesses - StartupSmart | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
How good leaders handle their own weaknesses
StartupSmart
Leaders who are vulnerable are usually seen as authentic and more easily earn the trust and confidence of their teams.
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Een mooi artikel over kwetsbaarheid, waarin wordt verwezen naar wetenschappelijk onderzoek van de inspirerende hoogleraar Brene Brown. Sorry voor de omlendende reclame!

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People Don't Leave Companies -- They Leave Leaders!

People Don't Leave Companies -- They Leave Leaders! | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
A "company" is just a legal entity. A "business" is a collection of desks and computers. No one resigns because of that.
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Wat een mooie,  en inderdaad confronterende aanvliegroute om in je leidersschapspiegel te kijken: via vertrekkende medewerkers. Goed artikel!

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How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits

How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
What is holding people back from the life that they truly want to live? I’d say that one very common and destructive thing is that they think too much.

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Praktische handvaten, inderdaad simpel en toepasbaar!

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 20, 2013 5:53 PM

yet another list to review but this one has some good advice.

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Fuel Your Business with Executive Coaching

Fuel Your Business with Executive Coaching | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
According to a recent Gallup poll over $300 billion is lost annually due to low productivity; and, over 70% of employees are disengaged or “actively disengaged” (deliberate intent to sabotage the company’s efforts) as a result of corporate...

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Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive of Google, said: 'My best advice to new CEOs is to have a coach'. 

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Dave Guerra (Author)'s curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:04 PM

"Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive of Google, said his best advice to new CEOs is to have a coach."   #SuperCoach #SuperperformingCEO #Reflexicution

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The Content You Read Shapes How You Lead: Top 10 Leadership Themes

The Content You Read Shapes How You Lead: Top 10 Leadership Themes | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
People are consuming massive amounts of content each day via their smartphones, laptops, tablets and the multiple social media platforms, blogs and publications they engage with.
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'Leaders hunger to understand human behavior so they can inspire and motivate people to reach their full potential.' Goede leiders doen dit inderdaad. 

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» Study Finds Mindful Individuals Not As Affected by Immediate Rewards - Psych Central News

» Study Finds Mindful Individuals Not As Affected by Immediate Rewards   - Psych Central News | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
A new study shows that people who are aware of their own thoughts and emotions are less impulsive and less affected by immediate rewards, such as positive

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Lead from within - in stead of living and working reactively. 

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Innovation Excellence | BEST OF TED: All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes

Innovation Excellence | BEST OF TED: All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking?

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Yes, take a break for much improvement in your work and life!

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Luc E. Morisset's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:51 AM

Investing 10 minutes per day increases "focus, calm and clarity"

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Shoot! #7: De weg uit de hel

Shoot! #7: De weg uit de hel | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it

"Soms ben ik zo boos dat ik het niet meer voor me kan houden. Dan gebeurt er iets kleins en dan storm ik als een tornado over iemand heen." Wat moet Rianne met al die woede? .

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Ja, het helpt je je woede te omarmen, dat geeft je power!

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Personal Leadership: Adding Value to Your Organization « Ideas ...

Personal Leadership: Adding Value to Your Organization « Ideas ... | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
 “Personal Leadership” will allow you to stand head and shoulders above your peers and will ultimately lead to greater and greater successes in life. Reject the Status Quo. Every organization has its way of doing things.
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You need courage to reject the status quo. But please, do.

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A Happy Life May Not Be a Meaningful Life - Scientific American

A Happy Life May Not Be a Meaningful Life
Scientific American
Roy Baumeister and his colleagues recently published a study in the Journal of Positive Psychology that helps explain some of the key differences between a happy life and a meaningful one.

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Heel interessant onderzoek!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, February 21, 10:55 PM

¿es lo mismo una vida feliz que una vida con significado?

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de kracht van mensen: Leiders zijn net echte mensen

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Mooi blog! Over de kracht van kwetsbaarheid.

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Leadership Is About Emotion

Leadership Is About Emotion | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them.

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Dus laten we tijd, ruimte, geld vrijmaken voor juist dit: emotionele, betrokken contacten! 

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concerning the education in fact very much interesting,but the conditions

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Kurt Kelly's curator insight, January 4, 12:33 PM

Setting goals and realizing them: Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them.

CATHLEEN SLONE's curator insight, January 19, 8:47 PM

Leadership is both an art and science #innov8u #careers #leadership

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The Times Are A Changin’ … Are You?

The Times Are A Changin’ … Are You? | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
Is change hard for you? Here are some tips on how to get comfortable with change. Let's face it, change is here to stay.

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Inderdaad, change is here to stay!

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:49 PM

Great topic for dealing iwth changing times.....

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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed

10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it

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Lees dit artikel, voor werkelijk effectieve tips om je levensgeluk op een hoger plan te brengen. Compleet en praktisch toepasbaar. 

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Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 10:08 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possession can bring happiness, yet it is short term. Here is an interesting article backed up by science. Note it includes exercise. A great way to cope is excercise and it releases endorphines.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 10:13 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 10:20 AM
Lisa C. Arrendell's insight:

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

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Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career

Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
It's not what you know it's where you are.
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Interessant onderzoek dat opnieuw onze afhankelijkheid van elkaar aantoont! 

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Effective Communication and Leadership

Effective Communication and Leadership | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it

St. Francis of Assisi said that we should “Seek first to understand then to be understood,” It is impossible to find out what someone is thinking or feeling unless we listen to what they are trying to tell us. In valuing others, what others are trying to tell us, we establish value for what we are trying to communicate to them. By valuing others we add value to ourselves.


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Ik sluit me van harte bij Fransiscus aan: 'Seek first to understand then to be understood'. 

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SEED OF PURPOSE

SEED OF PURPOSE | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
Stay on an authentic path even when life hurts, people lash out, and fate seems cruel. Keep going, even when it’s hard to see the point.
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Good advice! With courage.

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Does power make you mean?

Does power make you mean? | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
Research suggests that a default brain mechanism may cause us to lose empathy when we gain power. So promotions really do make us mean.

 

In one of the first studies to make this claim, scientists now say a default brain mechanism may cause us to lose empathy when we gain power...

 

Obhi and his team found feelings of increased powerfulness shut down our mirroring system -- and potentially our empathy -- through a default mechanism in our brains.

 

Liza Aziz-Zadeh, assistant professor at the University of Southern California, studies empathy from a neuroscience perspective and says the findings are interesting. "People who activate their mirroring system more, also score higher on empathy."

 

By Susanne Gargiulo, CNN


Via Edwin Rutsch, David Hain, Belinda MJ.B
Monique Nillessen's insight:

Hopefully this study is wrong! So when you go up in the rankings, please practice empathy, to keep the standards up.

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Jennifer Wu's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:27 PM

MIRROR NEURONS:  People who activate their mirroring system more, also score higher on empathy.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:29 AM

Very interesting.  I especially like the following section:

 

"What we have found is that when people get power and move up, but don't understand how to relate, don't communicate well, and appear insensitive, cold, and authoritarian -- that ultimately derails their careers," he says.

 

This comes at an enormous cost in time, money, and morale to companies, he adds.

 

 

"In practical terms, this type of research may eventually be used and put together with training programs like mindfulness training and educational workshops for executives to deal with power better," says Obhi, but adds that we are only just beginning to understand the effects of power.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:08 PM

This is an interesting study. What about those who begin with little or no empathy?

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The Cathedral and the Importance of Communicating the Vision and Mission

The Cathedral and the Importance of Communicating the Vision and Mission | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it

Three stonemasons (stone workers) are working on a construction when a traveler comes in and asks them, "What are you doing?"...


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Why? That's an important question to focus on and lead from. Read Simon Sinek, Why, for more inspiration! 

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Michel CEZON's curator insight, September 20, 2013 10:21 AM

A short story about the importance of sharing vision to boost motivation and organizational commitment.

Does it make Sense? :-)

Thanks,

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Why having no goals in our lives might make us happier and more successful - - The Buffer Blog

Why having no goals in our lives might make us happier and more successful - - The Buffer Blog | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.

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A new take on systems! Interesting.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:58 PM

Interesting point of view on goals.  Food for thought!

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The Most Important Phase of Inspirational Leadership

The Most Important Phase of Inspirational Leadership | Valuable leaders | Scoop.it
Inspirational leaders are born out of a powerful transformation and overcoming great struggle. They give us perspective and hope. They are an enduring example of possibilities we didn't know existe...
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Inspiring! That inspiration aks to 'embrace the struggle'.

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