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Sympathy is NOT Empathy

Connecting with people requires empathy i.e. you feel the emotion another individual feels.  This is different from sympathy where you recognize the emotion but don’t feel it. In Fired Up or Burned Out, I wrote about the company Cranium and how it designs “high five moments” into its games.  High five moments are times when [...]
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Gap’s Chief Innovation Officer Recognizes Connection Required to Innovate

Career & Jobs / Career Advice : Michael Lee Stallard (4 years ago)

I’m encouraged to see more leaders recognize that individuals and organizations need connection to thrive. Here’s a video of Polly LaBarre at MIX interviewing Ivy Ross, Gap’s Chief Innovation Officer, about the need for connection t... Read Post

Connect Outside of Work

Career & Jobs / Career Advice : Michael Lee Stallard (2 weeks ago)

#71 Connect Outside of Work Individuals have different levels of felt need for connection. Some people require a much greater quantity and quality of connection than others in order not to feel alone. If you need much more connectio... Read Post

Neuro-Wifi: Power of Mutual Empathy

Career & Jobs / Career Advice : Michael Lee Stallard (2 years ago)

#4-Feel Others’ Emotions - Mutual empathy is a powerful connector that is made possible by the mirror-neurons in our brains.  These neurons act like an emotional wifi system.  When we feel the emotions others feel it makes them feel... Read Post

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