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.
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...
Â “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.
Monique Nillessen's insight:
You need courage to reject the status quo. But please, do.
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.
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.
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."
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