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Can Entrepreneur’s Empathy Results in Success? empathy is vital to succeed and make it big as an entrepreneur.

Can Entrepreneur’s Empathy Results in Success? empathy is vital to succeed and make it big as an entrepreneur. | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
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Devika Majumder:  Founder and CEO, Youngpreneurs India

During my recent business camp of Youngpreneurs, one of our curious participants asked me about the most important personality trait of successful entrepreneurs. Do you want to guess what my answer was?

Empathy! Yes, to me, empathy is vital to succeed and make it big as an entrepreneur.

 

According to a Lady Geek Global Empathy Index report, which was quoted in Harvard Business Review, “There is a direct link between empathy and commercial success. Businesses are more profitable and productive when they act ethically, treat their staff well, and communicate better with their customers.”

Now the question comes - how empathy can make all these things happen.

  • Empathy Creates Customer Loyalty...
  • Empathy Builds Productive Work Culture...
  • Empathy Strengthens Relationship with Vendors...
  • Empathy Helps You Build Network...
  • Empathy Will Make You a Happy Entrepreneur...

 

 

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Hon. Liz Sandals: Introduce a new course called "COMPASSION" for Grade 1 and Grade 12. https://www.change.org/p/hon-liz-sandals-introduce-a-new-course-called-compassion-for-grade-1-and-grade-12

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Empathy in Health Care

Empathy in Health Care | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
However, there are good reasons to take a different approach, one that gives empathy a significant role. To a degree, physicians should welcome feeling the suffering of their patients. Being emotionally impacted by them, by their fear or helplessness, can be helpful. First, it can generate trust in the patient. If a patient thinks his physician cares for him, or is concerned about him, he's more likely to trust her. And a patient that trusts his physician is more likely to follow her advice and plans for treatment.

Second, empathy for one's patient can counteract the emotional irrationality they sometimes experience. A patient who sees how his feelings are not grounded in reality, because he has an emotional connection of this sort with his doctor, may then adopt a new perspective that is more in line with reality.
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The Experience of Empathy in Everyday Relationships: Cognitive and Affective Element 

The Experience of Empathy in Everyday Relationships: Cognitive and Affective Element  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
In the psychological literature, empathy has been regarded as either a cognitive, an affective, or a multidimensional phenomenon and there has been much controversy about its nature. This phenomenological study focuses on how the theoretical discussion of the cognitive-affective nature of empathy finds expression in the experiential realm.

 

Findings in this study point to the conclusion that empathy has different meanings for different people, either when they are empathizing with another or when being empathized with. In examining the way people experience empathy in their every-day lives, in the context of real, meaningful, present relationships, it seems that both cognitive and affective aspects of this experience play a significant role and may appear either together or separately.

 

While it is rare for empathy to exist without any cognitive understanding, we also found that the experiences of empathy that contain emotional components reflect a fuller and more meaningful relational experience. As for the meaning of the affective and the cognitive aspects, the experience of these elements is more complex and divergent than the way it is usually portrayed in the literature. Implications for future research are discussed.

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“Empathy is the antidote to everything” when sparking a movement, an interview with authors Sara Connell & Lorraine Devon Wilke

“Empathy is the antidote to everything” when sparking a movement, an interview with authors Sara Connell & Lorraine Devon Wilke | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

There are already many “empathy initiatives” out in the world and even in some schools, but I feel there needs to be a more basic, primary application of its tenets starting from childhood on. I’d like to see early-education programs designed and implemented in all school curriculums, focused on every aspect of empathy toward creating rapport and basic understanding of every religion, race, class, ethnicity, orientation, and background.

 

Once empathy is firmly established in the emotional, mental, and spiritual DNA of a child, their evolving approach to the world — people, animals, the planet — will emanate from a perspective of affinity and compassion. That can only bode well for every ill the world suffers.

Empathy is the antidote to everything.

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Teaching Empathy in a World That Creates Religious 'Others'

Teaching Empathy in a World That Creates Religious 'Others' | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Empathy” is the first vocabulary word I write on the board each semester. It’s not what they expect; it seems abstract, maybe even mundane. But empathy is the crux of the academic study of religion. It’s the idea that, no matter the students’ own religious/spiritual identification of birth or choice, as scholars, their job is to study each tradition within an academic framework and from a place of understanding.

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Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own | WBFO

Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own | WBFO | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
De Waal writes about primate empathy, rivalry, bonding, sex and murder in his new book, Mama's Last Hug. The title of the book was inspired by a tender interaction between a dying 59-year-old chimp named Mama and de Waal's mentor, Jan van Hooff, who had known Mama for more than 40 years.

"People were surprised [by] how humanlike the expression of Mama was and how humanlike her gestures were," de Waal says of the interaction. "I thought, 'Well, everyone knows that chimps are our closest relative, so why wouldn't the way they express their emotions be extremely similar to ours?' But people were surprised by that."

 

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Empathy in UX Design: What It Is and Why It’s Important

How To Be More Empathic Designer
If you’re worried that empathy isn’t a skill that you currently possess: don’t sweat it. There’s still hope for you!

There are many ways to improve your baseline empathy skill to become more effective and understanding — not only as a designer but as a person.

Here’s what you can do to develop the skills required to have more empathy in UX design.

1. Learn to be a Good Listener
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Is Self‐Compassion Selfish? The Development of Self‐Compassion, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior in Adolescence 

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Both self‐compassion and empathy have been theorized to promote prosociality in youth, but there is little longitudinal data examining this possibility. We assessed self‐compassion, empathy, and peer‐rated prosociality yearly, in a cohort of 2,078 youth across 17 schools (M age at T1 = 14.65 years; 49.2% female), as they progressed from Grade 9–12.

 

We utilized multi‐level modeling to predict prosocial behavior, nested within students, classes, and schools. We found that self‐compassion and empathy uniquely predicted peer‐rated prosocial behavior. However, only empathy predicted increases in prosocial behavior across time. While self‐compassion is not selfish, it does not appear to facilitate the development of kindness toward adolescent peers. Self‐compassion may help to buffer against possible negative effects of empathic distress.

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Schools rethink discipline, with focus on learning and empathy

Schools rethink discipline, with focus on learning and empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Regional schools are looking at new methods for dealing with troubling behavior, including adopting restorative practices that turn disciplinary actions into learning experiences that promote empathy.

The new approach can break the cycle of misbehavior and reduce the risk of depression and suicidal thoughts by promoting a sense of belonging and safety among students.
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Schools must be safe places. Restorative practices and empathy help create an environment where learning takes place.

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Peter Klein on Entrepreneurial Empathy

Peter Klein on Entrepreneurial Empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is a skill we learn from childhood. We’re taught as kids, when we say or do something that might be unkind or upsetting to another person, to “think about how they must feel”. The vernacular is to “walk in their shoes”. It’s the same essential skill we apply as entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs need to master the skill for an audience that might not be in their social circle and with whom they may not be familiar. You may be selling to car buyers, or cooking enthusiasts, or sports fans, or the procurement officer at a client. This kind of empathy is a little bit less natural and a little bit more learned.

It is entirely possible to learn entrepreneurial empathy and to get better at it. You can develop a process of reading and gathering data about the category or market you’re operating in, talking to actual and potential customers, conducting quantitative or qualitative surveys (like focus groups), analyzing the sentiments in social media conversations, or just talking to folks with a viewpoint. You can hire a consultant or an employee with highly developed customer empathy skills. But always, it’s your interpretation of the data that’s the key. What is motivating the customer, what is driving them, what is the feeling that’s at work?
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Active Listening Skills | Become A Better Listener

Active Listening Skills | Become A Better Listener | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
An average human spends about 70-80% of their waking hours in some form of communication. Out of this time, we spend about 9% writing, 16% reading, 30% speaking and 45 per cent listening.  

 

Active listening is an important skill for anyone to develop. This skills along with other skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving are highly valued in the workplace by employers. To increase your understanding of the information given to you, you must be more effective in your active-listening skills. This skill is also an essential component of leadership.


During an interview, active listening can help build rapport with the interviewer.

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Tech suffers an 'empathy gap,' California governor Gavin Newsom warns

Tech suffers an 'empathy gap,' California governor Gavin Newsom warns | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
"There is an empathy gap in technology," Newsom said at a conference run by the new Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. With technology comes transition and dislocation, he said, and now with AI and automation, "There's an anxiety that is real."

The tech industry used to be an easier ally for politicians -- companies with strong brands that were important in consumers' lives. But relations have become strained with problems like Facebook enabling election interference, YouTube helping radicalize terrorists and company employees protesting military projects. No longer is it as easy to position new technology as an unalloyed boon for society.
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National Day of Empathy comes to Capitol Hill

National Day of Empathy comes to Capitol Hill | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
The Day of Empathy was started by Dream Corps, which began the program, #cut50, three years ago as a national bipartisan initiative to safely and smartly reduce the U.S. incarcerated population by 50% over the next 10 years.

“The goal is to build empathy in our governors, state legislators, and other policymakers to act on criminal justice and to humanize through personal interaction with impacted persons of the criminal justice system—also to show legislators that this is about the lives of the impacted people, their spouses, their children, their parents, and their friends, crime survivors, and their communities,” according to the group’s press release.
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Recruiting for empathy: key lessons from Belinda Parmar  

Recruiting for empathy: key lessons from Belinda Parmar   | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Belinda suggested that there are three key steps to take in order to reshape your business with a focus on empathy. 
 
1. Define empathy in your business
“The first step in creating a more empathic company is to define empathy - what does it mean to the company?

 

Make it tangible. Empathy can be managed and it can be measured,” Belinda explained. How will it impact the way your teams communicate, what might it mean for some of your policies, and how can it be implemented across different areas of your organisation?
 
2. Adopt a unified approach
Empathy must be promoted and supported throughout the entirety of your business.

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The Limits of Empathy In The Law

The Limits of Empathy In The Law | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Remember Brock Turner, and then the subsequent jihad against Judge Persky for being empathetic to an unacceptable defendant? Or the “slap on the wrist” handed to Paul Manafort, the proxy for Darth Cheeto, which caused whiplash through progressivedom as they were constrained to rationalize why their devotion to mercy for criminal defendants should be turned upside down. The easier solution to these obvious and irreconcilable conflicts is that people felt more empathy toward the victim in the Turner case than Turner. As to Manafort, they just hated him so much that there was no room left for empathy.

Is that what the law should be? If I can beat a case by appealing to empathy, you can bet I will, but appeals to empathy are a two-way street. My experience, Justice Holmes, is that such appeals are not merely inherently inconsistent, but are more likely to bite my client in the butt then serve his cause. More importantly, as a person, they provide me with no guidance as to how to conduct myself, my actions, since I can never be sure that I’ll be the more empathetic soul in the courtroom.
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Assertive Empathy Skills Training - Roundhouse, Macewan University, Edmonton [ 

Assertive Empathy Skills Training - Roundhouse, Macewan University, Edmonton [  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Workshop Topics


(1) A Brief History of Empathy
(2) Key Models for Empathy (Ethical/Motivational, Cognitive/Behavioural, Critical/Relational)
(3) Critical Skill Set – Relevance, Agenda Setting, Strategic Interrupting, Contrasting, Asking & Permissions
(4) Assertiveness Skill Set – Clarifying/Paraphrasing, Selective Sharing, Confirming, Contrasting
(5) Cognitive Skill Set – Thought Empathy, Feeling Empathy, Disarming Technique
(6) Relational Skill Set – Acknowledging Differences, Sitting with Open Hands, Non-judgement, Presence, Mutual Liking, Mirroring, Leaning In
(7) Skills Practice (Simulated Case Learning)

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(Empathic Leadership) Business leadership: the importance of empathy

(Empathic Leadership) Business leadership: the importance of empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Becoming an empathetic leader is not straightforward.

 

As Nadella explains: ''The challenge, though, is you can’t just say – I’ll go to work and turn on my empathy… I’m not even claiming that empathy is innate, it is something that needs to be developed.''

 

Empathy, in other words, is a quality that must be carefully cultivated and put into practice over time.

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Scientists Explain How Holding Hands Can Relieve Pain and Discomfort

Scientists Explain How Holding Hands Can Relieve Pain and Discomfort | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Essentially, women who received pain stimuli but did not touch their partners needed to use their brains to focus on handling and dealing with the stimuli. This caused them to disconnect from their partners through this coping strategy.

Finally, let’s talk about empathy. When receiving both their partner’s touch and pain stimuli, some women felt less pain than others. In these situations, this was accompanied by higher levels of physiological syncing, and in all these situations, their partners displayed more empathy towards them. This suggests that empathy improves synchrony, which in turn improves pain relief.

All-in-all, these study findings show that skin-to-skin touch and interpersonal interaction is highly beneficial to a number of things. Not only does it relieve pain, but it can be said that stress, mood, trust, and positive thinking are all improved by skin-to-skin contact.
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The Art and Design of Empathy in Everyday Life - TEDxMuskegon  

Empathy and sympathy are radically different.
When we embrace empathy we work better together; The solutions we design are more effective. Embracing empathy in design is not hard to do but it takes intentionality.

With a career that has spanned from Holland, Michigan to Johannesburg, South Africa, Jason has worked in a variety of contexts helping different organizations understand their users and solve complex problems. In his current role he works with a variety of businesses and organizations to help infuse design thinking and human-centered design methods to solve big problems and build effective teams.
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What's happened to clinician empathy?

What's happened to clinician empathy? | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
In 2006, the Mayo Clinic asked 192 patients an important question: What makes an ideal physician? From their responses, several characteristics emerged. Among the top criteria, they wanted doctors to be “personal,” “empathetic” and “humane.” This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Of course, we want doctors who relate to their patients as people instead of just another “case.” We want doctors to have sympathy for patients — to form real relationships with them. Empathetic physicians enjoy better patient compliance and better patient health outcomes. But medical training seems to push doctors in the opposite way. Doctors are emotionally drained, and unable to connect with patients. When patient care suffers, this is a major issue.
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Papers With Code : I Know the Feeling: Learning to Converse with Empathy

Papers With Code : I Know the Feeling: Learning to Converse with Empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

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Beyond understanding what is being discussed, human communication requires  an awareness of what someone is feeling. One challenge for dialogue agents is recognizing feelings in the conversation partner and replying accordingly, a key communicative skill that is trivial for humans. Research in this area is made difficult by the paucity of suitable publicly available datasets both for emotion and dialogues. This work proposes a new task for empathetic dialogue generation and 


EMPATHETICDIALOGUES, a dataset of 25k conversations grounded in emotional situations to facilitate training and evaluating dialogue systems.

 
Our experiments indicate that dialogue models that use our dataset are perceived to be more empathetic by human evaluators, while improving on other metrics as well (e.g. perceived relevance of responses, BLEU scores), compared to models merely trained  on large-scale Internet conversation data. We also present empirical comparisons of several ways to improve the performance of a given model by leveraging existing models or datasets without requiring lengthy re-training of the full model.

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What Entrepreneurship and Parenthood Taught Me About Empathy

What Entrepreneurship and Parenthood Taught Me About Empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
How founders can cultivate empathy.
You don’t have to be a parent or child to hone a sense of empathy, however. Even business leaders who haven’t actively practiced empathy in their careers can still strengthen those instincts, and their businesses will improve as a result. Consider that in companies where leaders practice empathetic communication, employees respond more positively to critical feedback, according to this British Psychological Society study.

 

When people don’t feel belittled, they’re more receptive to criticism and are motivated to improve. Here are some tips to help you practice empathy:

1. Tune in to your emotional side (and help employees to do the same).

2. Consider nonverbal cues.

3. Practice engaged leadership.

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What's happened to clinician empathy?

What's happened to clinician empathy? | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
In 2006, the Mayo Clinic asked 192 patients an important question: What makes an ideal physician? From their responses, several characteristics emerged. Among the top criteria, they wanted doctors to be “personal,” “empathetic” and “humane.” This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Of course, we want doctors who relate to their patients as people instead of just another “case.” We want doctors to have sympathy for patients — to form real relationships with them. Empathetic physicians enjoy better patient compliance and better patient health outcomes. But medical training seems to push doctors in the opposite way. Doctors are emotionally drained, and unable to connect with patients. When patient care suffers, this is a major issue.
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Empathy – a key UX Design skill that no job description talks about

Today, let’s talk about a vital quality that a UX Designer must have, one that is often not included in UX Design job listings – Empathy. One often associates design projects with aspects like functionality, layout, look and feel, user journey, etc. But in order to truly understand the needs and wants of a user, it is necessary to be an empathetic designer.

We live in times when the focus is shifting from IQ to EQ when it comes to designing Digital Products, and rightfully so! Empathy should be up there on top of the list with technical skills a UX Designer must possess
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The Empathy Poverty of Trump's America

The Empathy Poverty of Trump's America | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
There is a poverty of empathy in this President’s America, and until we recover a prosperous compassion that seeks to understand the hell other people are going through, we will never be the same again.
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Leading with Empathy and Vulnerability with Special Guest Alison Fischer | 10 Minute Mindset | Mario Porreca

Leading with Empathy and Vulnerability with Special Guest Alison Fischer | 10 Minute Mindset | Mario Porreca | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Alison Fischer is back on 10 Minute Mindset to talk about the importance of empathy, the power of vulnerability, how practicing both makes us stronger leaders, and how to use them to help others find and step into their strength to elevate everyone.

Alison is a transformational leader in Strategic Account Management & Client Relations with 15 years of expertise working with Fortune 500, SBE and large enterprise clients, flexing across industries from travel and hospitality, to cosmetics, retail and CPG.
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