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Cultivating Compassion: Empathy, Leadership and Social Change

Cultivating Compassion: Empathy, Leadership and Social Change | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

 March 6, 2013 in the Kirby Ballroom. The conference begins at 9 am with a welcome from Vice Chancellor Lisa Erwin and ends at 6 pm. 

The conference is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. There will be a wide variety of topics addressing empathy including Neuroscience, Evolution and Empathy; Empathy and Healing through Art; Poetry and Empathy; Empathy, Race and Character; and many others. There is limited space for some of the workshops and preregistration is encouraged. Registration and information is online at: Cultivating Compassion: Empathy, Leadership, and Social Change.

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With 'Applied Empathy,' Michael Ventura Spotlights Empathy As Competitive Advantage In Business

With 'Applied Empathy,' Michael Ventura Spotlights Empathy As Competitive Advantage In Business | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Michael Ventura, founder and CEO of brand and business consultancy Sub Rosa, gets noticeably enthusiastic when talk turns to his new venture, a book called Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership, out May 22. Several years in the making, the book is the manifestation of his acknowledgment both that Sub Rosa needed to refine and clarify its purpose and also that culture—and business—were evolving.

 

Empathy was taking center stage as a competitive advantage in so many contexts of companies and marketing and communication and leadership.

 

 

Jenny Rooney , FORBES STAFF

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Designing Cultures of Empathy: Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership 

Designing Cultures of Empathy: Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Michael Ventura is founder and CEO of Sub Rosa, a strategy and design studio. Sub Rosa's clients include a variety of Fortune 100 companies, as well as some of the world's most progressive start-ups. Michael  is author of Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership.

 

Empathy is not about being nice. It's not about pity or sympathy either. It's about understanding-your consumers, your colleagues, and yourself-and it's a direct path to powerful leadership.

 

As such, Applied Empathy presents real strategies, based on Sub Rosa's design work and the popular class Ventura and his team have taught at Princeton University, on how to make lasting connections and evolve your business internally (your employees, culture, and product/services) as well as externally (your brand, consumers, and value).

 

Quotes from the book.
"With empathy, complex problems become more understandable, teams becomes more effective, and companies become more nimble."

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Men Practicing Empathy and Nonviolent Communication

Men Practicing Empathy and Nonviolent Communication | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Did you know that there are men who meet regularly to practice the art of deep compassionate presence with one another? Host Timothy Regan welcomes five men of a Berkeley NVC practice group. They show you what it’s like when men get together and extend compassionate understanding toward one another.

 

They express the value of empathy in their lives and being there for one another. The men share about the benefits of NVC in their lives and take you with them as they together practice compassionate listening, understanding and honesty live on air.

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Obama Netflix deal: Barack and Michelle Obama sign film, series production agreement with Netflix:  "to promote greater empathy and understanding"

Obama Netflix deal: Barack and Michelle Obama sign film, series production agreement with Netflix:  "to promote greater empathy and understanding" | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

In a statement shared by Netflix, Obama said he and Michelle Obama "hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world."

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With Empathy, Together We Fly | Inspire Me Today

With Empathy, Together We Fly | Inspire Me Today | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it


I invite you to be kind and listen. Some of you may know this as empathy or compassion, or the concern for what people are feeling and needing. I would invite you to practice the empathic thought…”I wonder what’s going on for this person?”, or “I wonder how I can be of service to them?”

Learn to see empathy as more than just ‘swapping shoes’. Empathy is an action plan, a practice where we guess what people are feeling, along with a language where we ask them if they’re feeling what we are guessing.  See empathy as an action where we act on our guess by adding ‘ing’ to Compassion, ‘Compassioning’, and see empathy as a need we all have for deep understanding.

Tony Scruggs

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(Empathic Healthcare) Elizabeth Morrison: The Impact of Empathy in Healthcare on

Elizabeth Morrison: The Impact of Empathy in Healthcare
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 Self Empathy, by Marshall Rosenberg

A second sample of the DVDs box presenting 22 hours worshops facilitated by Marshall Rosenberg during Intensive International Trainings. This sample is about Self Empathy.

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Design Thinking: Getting Started with Empathy | Interaction Design Foundation

Design Thinking: Getting Started with Empathy | Interaction Design Foundation | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Empathy is an important element in Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design. What is empathy exactly? Why is empathy so important to designing solutions that actually work for people? Here, we’ll not only look at what empathy means, but will also look at how it helps design thinkers create solutions that work and, conversely, how a lack of empathy can result in product failure. We’ll also come to understand the empowering notion that everyone can master empathy and design truly human-centred solutions.

 

Empathise methods

The following are our favourite Empathise methods

  • Assume a beginner’s mindset
  • Ask What-How-Why
  • Ask the 5 whys
  • Conduct interviews with empathy
  • Build empathy with analogies
  • Use photo and video user-based studies
  • Use personal photo and video journals
  • Engage with extreme users
  • Story share-and-capture
  • Bodystorm
  • Create journey maps

 

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(Against Empathy) 4 ways empathy can tank your success at work

(Against Empathy) 4 ways empathy can tank your success at work | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

To be an effective leader, many managers are told to be more empathetic, which means understanding and recognizing other's perspectives and feelings. Studies also note that demonstrating empathy enhances employee engagement, boosts work performance and leads to higher job satisfaction.

It's obvious why this skill is essential to leaders — it's difficult to manage a team that you don't understand. But being empathetic has its drawbacks, according to co-authors Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter.

In their book, "The Mind of a Leader," the authors highlight four ways empathy can lead to poor business decisions and ultimately tank your success: It can distort judgement, hamper diversity, become too narrow and lead to distress.

 

  • 1. Empathy can distort your judgement
  • 2. Empathy can hamper diversity
  • 3. Empathy can be too constricting
  • 4. Empathy can be emotionally draining
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How to use Empathy to Design a Better Event

How to use Empathy to Design a Better Event | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Being in school for social work was interesting because while there are definitely things that you need to learn in order to do the job well, the main skill it requires is empathy, which is nearly impossible to teach in a classroom. Fortunately, social work programs require field work where you get to build your empathy skills. Largely, though, I think empathy is something that just has to develop with time and conscious thought.

Empathy is an incredibly important life skill because it is useful in almost any situation, but in particular I love the way it intersects with my job at Map Dynamics. In software, “Empathic Design” is a new buzzword that really just means putting yourself in the user’s shoes and imagining what the user is thinking and feeling, and building your design based on that. It seems like an extremely simple concept, but if you’ve ever used a frustrating piece of software, you know it’s not always present!

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Design Thinking: problem-solving model encourages understanding and empathy for those most impacted by any problem being explored.

Design Thinking: problem-solving model encourages understanding and empathy for those most impacted by any problem being explored. | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

In the past few decades, a well-defined problem-solving method from the world of design has made significant inroads in higher education. For those using it on our campus, adopting the methods of Design Thinking has revealed distinct advantages for learners.

 

The method’s reliance on a multi-disciplinary team approach develops valuable teamwork skills, and its formal problem-solving model encourages understanding and empathy for those most impacted by any problem being explored.

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Empathy doesn’t mean “be nice”

Empathy doesn’t mean “be nice” | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

BY MICHAEL VENTURA4 MINUTE READ
Here’s what empathy is: It’s putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, or at least sliding your feet into them and trying them on for size. It’s about understanding and perspective taking. Sometimes, it can lead to a behavior shift that might make you more benevolent, but that’s more a byproduct than a fundamental condition of empathizing.

Here’s what empathy isn’t: It’s not courteousness, good manners, and a pleasant tone of voice. It’s not generosity. And it isn’t about being deferential. Empathy is more challenging than that. Taking someone else’s perspective—the only real precondition to empathizing—requires us to stretch beyond our comfort zones in order to try and understand something or someone. This sort of stretching, even more so than run-of-the-mill kindness (which of course is important in its own right) is exactly what we need more of in today’s workplace if we want to get the most out of our teams, our work, and ultimately, ourselves.

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Applied Empathy: Why Empathy Is Essential (with Michael Ventura)

Applied Empathy: Why Empathy Is Essential (with Michael Ventura) | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Every so often, a word becomes so common in the marketplace that it begins to lose its meaning. I believe that empathy is one of those words. On this episode, SubRosa CEO Michael Ventura shares insights into how to leverage empathy to thrill and delight your clients and customers and creative change in the world. Michael’s new book is called Applied Empathy.

 
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APPLIED EMPATHY: WHAT TYPE OF BUSINESS EMPATH ARE YOU?

APPLIED EMPATHY: WHAT TYPE OF BUSINESS EMPATH ARE YOU? | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
“Empathy” is where we are at in the Now Age. Thanks to social media, we have more contact and communication with people of all different backgrounds, cultures, and POVs, than ever before. And never has it been so important to cultivate an understanding of ALL the different perspectives, experiences, and needs, of the people we are on this Cosmic journey with.

Cultivating empathy—literally the ability to understand how life looks and feels for others—is an essential component of creating future solutions that cater to the true diversity of the human experience. But when it comes to doing business, one arena where these innovations have the power to take root, empathy is often a dirty word. A “weak” word, since it’s associated with “feelings” and “intuition,” versus profits and progress reports.

 

BY RUBY WARRINGTON 

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The Obamas Are Partnering W/ Netflix

Business Insider, "Former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to produce original shows and movies for the company." They plan on producing unscripted series, scripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and feature films. Former President Obama stated, "One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life...;

 

That's why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix — we hope to cultivate and curate... voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples."

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How This Therapist-Entrepreneur Is Starting A Global Movement Talking To Strangers

How This Therapist-Entrepreneur Is Starting A Global Movement Talking To Strangers | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Sidewalk Talk is an initiative that attempts to bridge the gaps we face today and give voice to marginalized emotions, people and communities. A team of volunteers take to city streets across the globe, simply sitting outside in chairs, eager to listen to any stranger who comes along wanting to chat. In these high-conflict times, Sidewalk Talk is attempting to use listening to heal, which is why when I first heard about the project, I knew I had to get inside the mind of the woman who started it, Traci Ruble.
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How Important Is Money When it Comes to Happiness? Here's What Science Says

How Important Is Money When it Comes to Happiness? Here's What Science Says | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
The capacity to understand or feel what others experience AKA 'empathy' isn't usually a word that's associated with business but it should be because good bosses know that empathy is one of the best management tools they have.

But Michael Ventura, author of Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership (Touchstone), publishing this week, believes this word is one that can help us better connect to clients, attract the right talent, ignite a spirit of creativity and identify opportunities for growth and there are three definitive ways to up your empathy quotient.
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(Empathic Healthcare) The Empathy Effect: Countering Bias to Improve Health Outcomes 

Empathy is healing and judgment is harmful, especially for vulnerable populations.Organizations committed to respectful care for all use IHC's communication skills courses to help mitigate judgment and convey empathy in all interactions. IHC's communication skills courses are designed for all members of the healthcare workforce. Visit us at healthcarecomm.org.
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(Empathic Healthcare) Patient-Centered Care Starts with Empathic Communication | CCI

(Empathic Healthcare) Patient-Centered Care Starts with Empathic Communication | CCI | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Morrison discusses how empathy is evidence-based health care. This webinar also features a video from Cleveland Clinic , “Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care”.

This webinar was provided on October 2, 2014 for the ACE Academy, which is a virtual learning series on the essential components of building and sustaining a culture of communication excellence in a healthcare organization. The ACE Academy is intended to provide ongoing learning opportunities for ACE grantees, as well as other healthcare organizations that have implemented communication training programs in their organizations. It is a component of CCI’s ACE Initiative.
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The Inclusion of Isolated Students Only Half the Battle

The Inclusion of Isolated Students Only Half the Battle | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Finding ways to include all students within the community is great, but it won’t make much of a difference until we can help instill respect and empathy in all kids.

How Can We Foster Respect and Empathy?
  • Be sure to embed Social-Emotional Learning Standards within your units of study.
  • SEL MUST be a part of every school day!
  • Change the cafeteria social game!
  • Randomly select groups for class presentations.
     
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8 Genius Examples of Empathetic Content Marketing in Action

8 Genius Examples of Empathetic Content Marketing in Action | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Successful content marketing is about creating a connection between your audience and your brand.

This doesn’t mean just throwing content at your audience. It means truly valued creating content -- content that serves needs and addresses the biggest pain points. And this type of content is much easier to create when it's informed and driven by empathy.
As Dr. Brené Brown notes, “Empathy is feeling with people.”

When you put yourself in your audience’s shoes, it becomes easier to acknowledge struggles and think critically about the best solutions. That's why empathetic content marketing is such a powerful strategy for businesses -- both B2B and B2C.
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Obamas Sign Netflix Production Deal, Aim to Promote 'Empathy and Understanding'

Obamas Sign Netflix Production Deal, Aim to Promote 'Empathy and Understanding' | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples," former President Barack Obama said

 

Barack Obama said in a statement. "That's why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world."

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Adults Play A Big Part In Kids Developing Empathy Early, Study Says –

Adults Play A Big Part In Kids Developing Empathy Early, Study Says – | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Experts are still not agreed on when exactly kids develop the all-too-important quality of empathy, but a new study has suggested that adults have quite a large impact on children exhibiting this ability early in life.

More specifically, attentive adults engaged with kids in social situations can help youngsters demonstrate this quality earlier than the age of four, which is when previous studies say children start to show empathy. Being able to empathise, understanding others’ emotions and perspective, is key for socialising.

Developmental psychologist Elia Psouni and her colleagues assessed if children showed empathy in its simplest form, by determining if the kids could comprehend that another person has a false belief about something because they lack information.
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