5 Steps Toward Hope & Optimism During Pandemic Restrictions   It’s a bit eerie. I created this exploration for Clarity months ago, and its release is now correlating precisely with an international crisis! We’re currently in a situation where fear and brain fog reign supreme; Society is coming apart at the seams; Anxiety, uncertainty, noisy…

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This month, DRIVEN is asking you to let your Limiting Beliefs rise to the surface, so you can address them instead of just shutting them down and ploughing through. Last week’s blog article and next week’s OfficeHours webinar both explore how your Limiting Beliefs are sabotaging your career, since they compel you to dismiss and…

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Here you are in the final month of learning to Release what no longer serves you, and Re-Lease your life to serve you better. At the front end of this year, as I plotted the journey, I foreshadowed rounding out the year by going BIG and reaching for the gold: tackling the Release of Limiting…

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In our exploration of emotional intelligence, the big questions lately have been, “How do we develop compassion?”, and more specifically, “What is the magical ‘fourth step’ that bridges us from empathy to the mutually beneficial state of compassion?”. In a past article I offered you some insight into the first three steps: Acknowledge another’s perspective…

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In our quest to understand empathy as a pure and fundamental component of emotional intelligence, it’s necessary to make the comparison between empathy and compassion. In my recent article Reconsidering Empathy: The Neuroscience of Compassion, I clinically differentiated between the two words as acts. I even entertained the notion that compassion is the more evolved…

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In our methodical exploration of empathy, which is one of the key components of emotional intelligence, we’ve distinguished empathy from sympathy, and we’ve considered ways to zoom out from our own life perspective in order to contemplate the countless other points of view in this big world. In my latest article You’re Not Alone: Why…

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Understanding the components of empathy and how they connect us emotionally and intellectually is a distinguished exercise in emotional intelligence. Putting empathy into practice is a whole different ballgame and is a true accomplishment for those of us who can pull it off and sustain these skills throughout our careers. In my recent article How…

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All summer long, we’ve been examining empathy as part of a greater overall study of emotional intelligence in the workplace. We’ve distinguished empathy from sympathy, we’ve demonstrated how empathy applies to your career, and we’ve shown the undisputed connection between one’s bias and their personal “terroir”— which is crucial to understand before true empathy can…

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Many of us consider bias to be an ugly trait, even when we’re referring to our own biases. But rather than suppressing our individual biases, it’s a wise idea to investigate them and learn to be aware of how these unique ways of seeing the world influence our mind and actions. If you read my…

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Practicing Empathy is difficult because each of us experiences our own reality. This often reduces empathy to a nice-to-have, when in actuality, for a sustainable workplace where inclusion is built into the culture, empathy is a need-to-have. In my recent article I Feel Your Pain: An Empathetic How-To For Today’s Professionals, I created a concise…

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