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    Emotional Intelligence Materials

    - by Joseph Paris

    I took a break from writing in August so that I could develop and refine a new Masterclass and Workshop for Emotional Intelligence (sometimes referred to as EQ).  Among the reference books that I used was “The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book”.  Written by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, it was one of the first books of its kind on the subject – and one I recommend to gain a base of understanding. In looking for materials on how to engage socially and collaborate, I decided to look further into one of my more favorite tools, Red-Teaming.  In these efforts, I…

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    The Dangers of Being an Empathetic Leader

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    There are good reasons that experts like Daniel Goleman have hailed empathy as a core competency of good leadership. Empathy increases life satisfaction, emotional intelligence and self-esteem. People with high empathy have larger and more fulfilling social networks, are more social themselves, volunteer more readily, donate more to charity and are more likely to help others in need. But, this article means that there are also many pitfalls to empathy often overlook and under-discussed. They are listed herein for your consideration. Read more

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    Why the Empathetic Leader Is the Best Leader

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    Simon Sinek had penned a best-selling book on team-building and given a TED Talk when he discovered the secret of leadership as being empathy – that now governs his philosophy. Empathy—the ability to recognize and share other people’s feelings—is the most important instrument in a leader’s toolbox, Sinek believes. Based on a few lessons to be learnt from the biology of all that makes up the psychologicl state of a person, Sinek strongly argue for empathy as key to bridging interpesonal relationships in a keen organizational business sense.

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    How to become a more Empathetic Leader

    - by Northeastern University

    Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It is all the more considered an important skill that most of us use in our daily lives as we navigate our relationship to the world and people around us, and is taken to be a critical piece of emotional intelligence. As a business leader or manager, improving skills and qualities like creativity, vision, decisiveness, and expertise must come necessarily so. But while these are important qualities for leaders to exhibit, one of the most important and often neglected spheres of leadership turns out to…

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    The Secret to Leading Organizational Change Is Empathy

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    According to the author here, studies on organizational change show that leaders across the board agree: if you want to lead a successful transformation, communicating empathetically is critical. But the truth is that most leaders don’t actually know how to do it. It means to say that if you’re a company leader hoping to undertake a successful organizational change, you need to make sure your team is onboard the empathy train and motivated to help make it happen. HBR have put together the following strategies to help you better understand your employees’ perspectives. Read more

  • Podcasts

    The Outliers Inn – Episode 41 – Leftovers, obvious problems and frustrations

    - by Operational Excellence Society

    Topic: Business Owners get the leftovers and – unrelated – how it sucks to get old and looking for a job. The issue has been settled.  The Outliers Inn will no longer take reservations, but rely solely on walk-ins.  From this day forth, we will rely on the eccentricity of our audience and their eclectic interests, ideas, and opinions. Antlerboy and RedQuadrant reached a milestone – 10yrs in business.  Congratulations are in order indeed.  We talk about the joys and fears of owning a business and how business owners get the “leftovers”.  We get the leftover money after everyone is paid,…

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