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The latest news about empathy from around the world - CultureOfEmpathy.com
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Brain imaging study suggests that interactions with other cultures can reverse racial ingroup biases in empathy

Brain imaging study suggests that interactions with other cultures can reverse racial ingroup biases in empathy | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
A brain imaging study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has found evidence that experiences with other cultures might reverse racial ingroup biases in empathy. The findings revealed that White students who had spent extended time in China showed stronger neural responses to pain expressions on Asian faces compared to White faces.

With brain imaging, scientists have been able to pinpoint neural networks that are particularly active when people feel empathy for others. A growing number of studies are further demonstrating that people exhibit racial ingroup favoritism in this empathic brain activity.
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Empathy When it Matters Most: Listen

Empathy When it Matters Most: Listen | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

This fall, I’m doing a series on how to respond with compassion and skill to trauma on the job. I’ll walk through my LASER process as set forth in my book, The Empathetic Workplace: Listen. Acknowledge. Share. Empower. Return. These steps will help you navigate any conversation with confidence, build stronger relationships, and create teams where people feel seen and valued.

 

My focus today is on the first step, Listen. This is the most important step. If we do nothing else, merely listening with compassion can further a person's healing and make them more likely to seek support they need. It also builds strong bonds of trust that enhance wellbeing, creativity, and productivity.

Active listening is more than just letting the person talk; it’s creating the circumstances where the person feels comfortable opening it.  

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Empathy is built in community  

Want to grow your empathy? Get surrounded in community!
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How to Cultivate Empathy in the Workplace

How to Cultivate Empathy in the Workplace | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
A new report finds that employees feel their workplaces are less empathetic. To help staff feel like the environment is empathetic, leaders should prioritize mental health, flexibility, and diversity.
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People who lack compassion for the environment are also less emotional in general

People who lack compassion for the environment are also less emotional in general | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

People who respond less emotionally to images of damage to the environment are also less emotional and empathic in general, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Differences in political ideology can limit policy adjustments that address climate change. Researchers and practitioners often raise concern by appealing to people's empathy.

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Grow your business with trust and empathy –

Grow your business with trust and empathy – | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathizing or caring for others is aspect of trust. Coming alongside employees, working with them; not confronting them or belittling them regardless of their position or citing their weaknesses in front of others. While Bill Campbell obviously gained the trust of many leaders in Silicon Valley, he also empathized with each and everyone of them; using his gift set to walk in their shoes and try to see things from their perspective, as well. 
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The Power and Complexity of Empathy in a Refugee Crisis

A look at the role of empathy during a refugee crisis. Have Ukrainian refuges been treated unlike other refugees? Can human traffickers and dictators be empathic? Can empathy keep you safe? How do narratives influence empathy? And how much power does empathy yield?
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#Empathy - Empathetic people experience dogs’ expressions more strongly

#Empathy - Empathetic people experience dogs’ expressions more strongly | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

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The beauty is in the eye of beholder. Empathic humans evaluate both dog and human facial expressions quicker and as more intense than less empathic humans. (Image: Miiamaaria Kujala ja Sanni Somppi)
A study by the University of Helsinki and Aalto University explored how empathy and other psychological factors affect people’s assessments of the facial images of dogs and humans.

The results show for the first time that human empathy, or the ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences, also affects perceptions of the facial expressions of pet dogs.

“Empathy affected assessments of dogs’ facial expressions even more than previous experience of dogs, probably because the face is a biologically important stimulus for humans. Our earlier studies have showed, however, that when considering the entire body language of dogs, previous experience of dogs increases in importance,” explains postdoctoral researcher Miiamaaria Kujala.

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Empathy Brings More Depth to Social Media 

Empathy Brings More Depth to Social Media  | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

 

Empathy creates emotional connection, which is what we all crave,” she said. “Without it our social media experience lacks meaning.

 

“When you have empathy — especially given what’s happened in the last two years — people feel safer with you,” Eddins said. “Then they want to get to know you better.”

 

 

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How to Talk to People You Disagree With: Can empathy fix America?

How to Talk to People You Disagree With: Can empathy fix America? | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Many of us associate empathy with the act of putting ourselves in the shoes of another. Ideos takes the metaphor a step further: It’s not just walking a mile in said shoes, but making sure the other person has a well-fitting pair of shoes, a pair that might even be more supportive, comfortable, or nicer than your own. Empathy occurs cognitively — recognizing we’re wearing different shoes; relationally — asking about the other person’s shoes and the path they walk; and, according to Ideos, spiritually/morally — being so moved as to act on behalf of someone else, i.e., buying them new shoes. In Ideos parlance, as instructed by scripture, this is summed up as “counting our neighbors — no matter how strange or different — more significant than ourselves.”
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In Search of Empathetic Leaders | Robert Half

In Search of Empathetic Leaders | Robert Half | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Identifying empathy in your potential leaders
Whether you are hiring a new senior executive or identifying future managers, you can assess their ability to lead empathetically. (But be sure the person doing the evaluation also demonstrates these attributes — they need to be on this journey too.)

Here are some questions to start the empathy dialogue:
  • What experiences have revealed your own empathy skills?
  • How do you manage problems or conflicts with your team or other key stakeholders?
  • How do you successfully manage stress at work, and can you share a recent example?
  • What is your approach to initiating and having a difficult conversation?
  • Who is an empathetic leader you have known or admire, and why?
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Can Digital Technology Really Deliver More Human Empathy?

Can Digital Technology Really Deliver More Human Empathy? | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.

In this episode, Andrew is joined by Dr. Natalie Petouhoff, author of Empathy in Action: How to Deliver Great Customer Experiences at Scale.
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The importance of empathic higher ed leaders in a disruptive time (opinion)

The importance of empathic higher ed leaders in a disruptive time (opinion) | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Why is empathic leadership important? In an era when leaders face intense scrutiny—from the public, political leaders, alumni and parents, and even from within their own institutions—empathic leaders are able to self-reflect, be present, listen actively, identify and act on their emotions, and withhold judgment. These qualities can foster resilience and longevity, especially during a time of disruption. Moreover, by displaying empathy, leaders model qualities that are at the very core of university life: civility, authenticity and openness to vigorous debate.

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Empathy Training: Crucial To Organizational Success

Empathy Training: Crucial To Organizational Success | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Seven Reasons We Should Train Empathy
Empathy training has become one of the most popular topics in the business world. But what is empathy training, exactly? It's an ongoing process of building emotional intelligence and learning how to get along with other people, sometimes even from different backgrounds or cultures than you own.

This skillset can be invaluable to your success as an employee, manager, or leader if you can learn to exercise it consistently and work to improve over time. According to the State of Workplace Empathy study, workplace empathy improved in 2021 compared to a year before, with 72% of employees rating their organization and leaders as more empathetic. Here are some reasons why empathy training is crucial to organizational success.
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EMPATHWAYS: DEALING A WINNING HAND TO YOUTH-CENTERED HEALTH SERVICES –

EMPATHWAYS: DEALING A WINNING HAND TO YOUTH-CENTERED HEALTH SERVICES – | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Using the Empathways cards—whether using the online tool or printed locally from free PDFs—as a guide, pairs of providers and youths pledge to be honest, nonjudgmental, and respectful to one another. They promise to see each other as whole people, to listen, and to keep the conversation confidential. And then they take turns answering questions on the cards.
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4 Reasons Why Empathy Is The Best Leadership Skill You Can Have

4 Reasons Why Empathy Is The Best Leadership Skill You Can Have | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

How can companies keep workers engaged through leadership tactics like empathy? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Empathy has such an important place in business today. That includes empathy for our customers, employees, and even for ourselves. We’ve been through a lot during the past couple of years. We’ve seen people getting sick, dying, and businesses cutting back and closing. We’ve experienced the pandemic, the great resignation, staffing and supply chain issues, and have been forced to do more with less, time and time again. It takes a strong leader to keep an organization moving forward despite the many disruptive events occurring in our society and business environment.

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Are You Empathetic? Try Compassion Instead.

Are You Empathetic? Try Compassion Instead. | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Evidence suggests that empathy really can lessen other people’s burdens. Participants in a series of experiments documented in 2017 were found to experience significant physical pain relief when hearing someone else express empathy, but not when hearing comments that were unempathetic or neutral. Similarly, patients cope better with bad medical news if their doctors are empathetic, showing they personally understand what the patient is going through.

But this relief comes at a cost to the empathetic person. Writing in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience in 2014, researchers showed that training people in empathy tended to raise their negative feelings in response to others’ distress. This makes sense: If you take on others’ pain, you will have more pain in your life.
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Seven Tips: On How To Develop Empathy

Seven Tips: On How To Develop Empathy | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

LISTEN ACTIVELY
Listening is one of the most powerful and constructive ways that we can demonstrate empathy. When we practice active listening, we are listening with purpose and with a deep desire to want to really hear what someone is saying.

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Empaths Can Be Jerks Like Anyone Else

Empaths Can Be Jerks Like Anyone Else | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
  • Empathy is often the groundwork for being ethical, but it is no guarantee.
  • Being overly sensitive can make someone withdraw from others.
  • Being overly sensitive may make someone very good at manipulation.
  • In an early episode of "Star Trek," entitled The Empath, Gem absorbs Captain Kirk’s injuries and takes them on herself. When Kirk is severely injured a second time, it is certain that if Gem attempts to cure him, she will die from transferring his wounds to herself.
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Poetry as a space for empathetic embodiment

Poetry as a space for empathetic embodiment | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
“Empathy” by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Empathy, in Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s lauded collection “Empathy,” goes beyond human connection and asks: What does it take to become someone, something beyond human existence? Empathy not only manifests humans in understanding and solidarity but is all-encompassing — bringing forth widened images of her speaker as a natural subject, of incorporeal feelings and sensations. In the book, we are asked to look beyond humanity, to understand what it may be like to be unexamined or animal. The poems feel more like fields of energy — Berssenbrugge so carefully created speculative worlds in lieu of poetry. By allowing us to sit in the discomfort of the world, she forces us to grapple with the subjects, and in turn, empathize with them. 
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Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
In other words, you can approach conflict with empathy, an aspect of our emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. It all goes hand in hand. 

So, the next time you are faced with conflict in the workplace, tap into your emotional intelligence: manage your emotions to communicate your thoughts effectively, empathize with the other person to see it from their perspective, and defuse the unhealthy conflict. 
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Pro-empathy voters: Vote Democratic

Pro-empathy voters: Vote Democratic | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Pro-empathy voters want caring candidates because empathy is the soul of our republic and democratic institutions. Democrats welcome local pro-empathy voters, and I hope you’ll consider voting for Democrats this year. We care.

Progressivism’s ideal America is a strong, diverse community of nurturing families caring for each other, leading to freedom for all. We want strong, diverse nurturing ethical businesses and public government. We want an effective politics of care. We are the solution to anti-empathy governance and carbon pollution that threatens everyone we love. For example, we want to keep Social Security and expand Medicare.
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Restorative Justice | Music for Families | Empathy + Self Empowerment

Where are we left without respect, honesty, healing, empathy, love, courage & care - trust & truth? Our children lead us forward. They understand how to create a world of belonging. Listen and reflect in this new song from Alphabet Rockers and play it for your classroom and family.
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Shaping Empathy from the Perspective of Your Employees and Customers (with Dr. Natalie Petouhoff)

Shaping Empathy from the Perspective of Your Employees and Customers (with Dr. Natalie Petouhoff) | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
In this episode, Natalie spoke about the need for empathy today and the shift we need to make from focusing on company-centric business strategies to creating employee and customer-centric experiences. She also discussed the importance of customer feedback and how Amazon has used it to thrive. Listening from the other person’s point of view and putting yourself in the shoes of your customers and employees is the key to better human connection and success.
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Widespread Empathy: Rewiring Your Corporation for Intuition

Widespread Empathy: Rewiring Your Corporation for Intuition | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Every one of us gets what empathy is on an individual level: the ability to reach outside of ourselves and walk in someone else’s shoes. To get where they’re coming from–to feel what they feel. As I titled my book, we’re all Wired to Care. And it’s high time our customers were, too.

 

Widespread empathy is about getting every single person in an organization to have a gut-level intuition for the people who buy their products and services–the folks who really matter. When your organization develops a shared and intuitive vibe for what’s going on in the world, you’re able to see new opportunities faster than your competitors, long before the rest of us read about it in The Wall Street Journal. You have the courage of your convictions to take a risk on something new. And you have the passion to stick with it, even if it doesn’t turn out right the first time.

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