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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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What is Loving-Kindness? – Redefining Real Love –

It seems that now more than ever, we’re living in the era of “us vs. them,” primed to think of others — especially those who are different or who disagree with us — as separate from and alien to us…
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Loving-kindness is a way to see the other more fully. It dissolves artificial boundaries.
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Twenty eight good, recent research articles on compassion & mindfulness.

28 recent abstracts including Cheng on encouraging benefit-finding in Alzheimer caregivers, Dam's critical look at the current state of mindfulness research, and Diedrich on self-compassion's promotion of effective emotion tolerance in depression.


Via Dr James Hawkins, Arron Saini
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The key to jobs in the future is not college but compassion 

The key to jobs in the future is not college but compassion  | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Human jobs in the future will be the ones that require emotional labour: currently undervalued and underpaid but invaluable

Via Stefano Principato, Dean J. Fusto
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Teaching children soft skills in schools is essential to their future world. In a world of digital tools and social media, the human touch and human relationships are essential.
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A Moment of Mindfulness

A Moment of Mindfulness | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

"Doing something to awaken a curiosity within us. Intrigued by someone else. Wondering for that moment as to what simple thing we can do to make them happy. Our only motivation is to see the joy spread across their face."


Via craig daniels
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There is no distinction between the giver, the receiver, and the gift. The author concluded the article with that incredible insight.  Education could be that way. When I think of pedagogy, it is an invitation into learning. Teachers invite students to enter into their learning and the acceptance is the student's choice.

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craig daniels's curator insight, April 5, 2014 2:27 PM

When you give a gift you've stepped out of yourself for just a moment and thought about someone else... Step Out Of Yourself.

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Conversations on compassion: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Conversations on compassion: interviews with individuals who have contributed to changing the world.

Via craig daniels
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This is a long video, but I am looking forward to watching it. I saw him present a year ago and it was great.

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craig daniels's curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:14 AM

When I think about compassion I see in my mind a window openning and the world rushing in. Practicing compassion will have the effect of  expanding your world of wonder and surprise.

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Power Can Corrupt Leaders. Compassion Can Save Them

Power Can Corrupt Leaders. Compassion Can Save Them | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Being in charge changes how your brain works.

Via Ricard Lloria
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In a world beseiged by those who only want power, compassion is an essential ingredient in leading people.
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Power Can Corrupt Leaders. Compassion Can Save Them
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Empathy Lesson One: Empathy is different than compassion

Empathy Lesson One: Empathy is different than compassion | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

One reason that empathy training programs have not worked or have had mixed results is that they train the participants in compassion, being nice, conflict resolution, baby and child care, and a number of worthy and related tasks. This is all excellent, and the use of empathic methods in these areas is making the world a better place, so keep it up.

 

There is nothing wrong with being nice and so on. Pardon the double negative: don’t not be nice. But something is missing – empathy. Expanding one’s empathy requires an engagement with one’s own inauthenticities around empathy. Most people would rather not look at their own blind spots about empathy. Most people would rather not look at how their own empathy breaks down and fails. Expanding one’s empathy requires engaging with one’s own resistance to empathy. Until we engage with our own resistance to empathy we will remain stuck in our blind posts, break downs, burn outs, and compassion fatigue.


Via Edwin Rutsch, Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS
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Empathy is the ability to relate to what another person or other people are experiencing. It is not just loving and sharing with them. It is being able to relate in some manner to their experiences.
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Compassion Is...

Compassion Is... | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
What it means to be compassionate and why we should try to be it

Via Ioannis, Sharrock
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Compassion is hard work and complements passion. Without the two, teaching becomes technique and is about inputs and outputs. With them integrated, teaching is relational and moves beyond inputs and outputs.

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Sharrock's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:15 PM

not just "everyone else" but "us" as well. 

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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
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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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