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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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The Leadership Paradox: Show Your Strength by Leaning on Your Team

Rather than soliciting support, input or expertise from those on his team who do have that knack, he simply forged ahead and failed to connect even a little bit with his team—his talk was information-heavy, connection-vapid. Continue reading

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Positivity: If this 3 year old can do it, what about you?

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Happiness Matters. Got Some?

You know things are changing when the cover topic for Harvard Business Review is Happiness at Work. What? Those of us working in leadership with a focus on emotional intelligence, resonance and neuropsychology research have long seen conclusive links. Performance, loyalty to an organization, discretionary effort— it’s all linked to a person’s happiness—both at work and in life. That’s right: Happiness matters—in a very big way. Continue reading

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Re-energizing Your Team, Post Layoffs

These days, the people we coach (yes, even senior leaders) are finding it harder and harder to voice their opinions, weigh in on key issues or simply join discussions for fear that they will be vulnerable to the next round of layoffs should they push too much or stray too far from the boss’s views. A lot is lost when this kind of risk aversion and isolation takes over teams and organizations. Continue reading

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Exercise: My Breast Cancer Social Web

Where Do I Belong? The purpose of this exercise is to help you see the variety and number of relationships you have as it relates to breast cancer, to reflect on the characteristics of these relationships and consider if you … Continue reading

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New Teleos article: How Awareness and Empathy Just Might Save the Planet

Part of the reason we can fail to act on our emotional intelligence is that we are held hostage by theories that originated during the Age of Enlightenment more than three hundred years ago. Many ideas and values that emerged during the first Industrial Revolution elevated reason and logic far above other human capabilities. But is it reason alone that allows us to rise to every challenge, rally people around a cause and face the future with power, passion and a plan? It was certainly not reason alone that sparked the uprising in Egypt, the fight against apartheid, the American Revolution or the language guaranteeing us the right to the pursuit of happiness and freedom in the United States Constitution. Continue reading

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Myth #1: IQ Is Enough for Great Leadership

Clearly, you have to be talented, smart, and experienced to lead a complex organization or institution. But this isn’t enough. Continue reading

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