Author Archives: Chris Allen Thomas

Emotional Empathy and Cognitive Empathy

Chris Allen Thomas Empathy is the ability of people to recognize and respond to the emotions of others. It’s the foundation of both sympathy and compassion. Withoutempathy, sympathy and compassion are more likely to be inaccurate and may lead to … Continue reading

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Sustenance in Today’s World: The Difference between Appetite and Hunger

These days, we often get very little nutrition out of our lives. From the food we eat to the products we consume, to the work we do, it seems that we have barely scratched the surface of the value they provide before we are busy consuming something else. Continue reading

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Developing Your Brain Trust: Reciprocity and Trust in Leadership Mentoring

It’s a complex world. Often, it is simply too much to expect a single individual to hold all your mentoring needs. Develop a network of people you trust for high quality knowledge based on expertise in their fields and on personal experience—a “mentoring network,” or a value chain of expertise which you can leverage depending on the context and the task. Continue reading

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Teleos among the honored guests at West Point to honor the legendary, Frances Hesselbein

Kristin Von Donop and Chris Allen Thomas, from Teleos, were among the honored guests for the event on April 28, 2011, where West Point honored Frances Hesselbein with a farewell reception to recognize her mentorship of military cadets. Continue reading

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How To Catch a Monkey

I was suffering all week as I was mulling over an idea that explains how leaders can harness resistance to propel their organizations forward. Because it was so wonderful, I had a hard time letting go of it. Continue reading

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