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Is Empathy Dead? How Your Lack Of Empathy Damages Your Reputation And Impact As A Leader

<b>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</b><p>Ever since I studied renowned humanist psychologist Carl Rogers’ groundbreaking work on empathy during my Master’s degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy, I was deeply struck by the power of empathy to improve lives, build meaningful connections, …

5 Scientific Reasons We Should All Practice Compassion To Heal Ourselves And The Planet

I have previously shared my belief that everyone can benefit from practicing mindfulness and meditation, and I'd like to expand on that with the 5 scientific reasons bringing more compassion into our lives can also help us heal the planet. (And its inhabitants.)<p>As you may remember from some of my …

Mindfulness

Chimps and Six-Year-Olds Want to Mete Out Punishment — Even If It Comes at a Cost

Experiments with chimpanzees and 4 to 6-year-old children show that members of both groups will make a personal sacrifice to see antisocial behavior …

Psychology

3 Reasons Why You Need to Be More Assertive

Imagine how different life and work would be if everyone was open and honest about what they wanted.<p>Isn't it nice when you know what someone wants? Imagine how different life and work would be if everyone was open and honest about what they wanted.<p>The University of Texas defines assertiveness as "a …

Emotional Agility

Sixteen thousand—that’s how many words we speak, on average, each day. So imagine how many unspoken ones course through our minds. Most of them are not facts but evaluations and judgments entwined with emotions—some positive and helpful (<i>I’ve worked hard and I can ace this presentation; This issue</i> …

The Hard Science of Teamwork

Like many people, I’ve encountered teams that are “clicking.” I’ve experienced the “buzz” of a group that’s blazing away with new ideas in a way that makes it seem they can read each others’ minds. We think of building teams that operate on this plane as an art, or even magic. It’s not something …

How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don’t Match

Why do people who consider themselves good communicators often fail to actually hear each other? Often it’s due to a mismatch of styles: To someone who prefers to vent, someone who prefers to explain seems patronizing; explainers experience venters as volatile.<p>This is why so many of us see our …

Not only trauma but also the reversal of trauma is inherited

Behaviors caused by traumatic experiences in early life are reversible. Researchers could demonstrate that environmental enrichment allows …

How To Appear Confident When You Feel Insecure

Whether you’re about to step on stage to give a presentation, or you’ve just entered an important job interview, self-doubt could lead to failure. If you look insecure, your audience may be distracted from your message and they might not take what you have to say seriously.<p>A little insecurity and …

Self-help

31 Psychological Defense Mechanisms Explained

In our last article, <i>Defense Mechanisms: Psychological Techniques We Use to Cope With Anxieties</i>, we looked at the way in which the psyche deals with …

Psychology

Grave Found on Shipwreck Island: ' Lord of the Flies Stuff '

Beacon Island off the western coast of Australia is better known as Murder Island or Batavia's Graveyard. The reason is simple: After the Dutch East …

Archaeology

Tammy Pierce, Florida Stripper, Arrested On Child Neglect Charge After Police Find Hungry Kids In Squalor

A Florida mother of two was arrested after police found her children in deplorable conditions.<p>According to ABC affiliate WPBF, police were tipped off by a girl who called saying that she hadn't eaten in three days.<p>When officers arrived at the residence of Tammy Pierce on July 31, they found the …

Mysterious sea monster with razor sharp fangs which was washed up on Texas beach after Hurricane Harvey has scientists baffled

A mysterious sea monster washed up on a beach with its fangs bared has baffled experts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.<p>The huge creature was …