Honing Your Sixth Sense

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As leaders, we need to know what’s going on with our teams and employees. Are they facing major obstacles? Is their rational thinking overridden with fear? They’re not always willing to say they need help, as they may perceive it as a sign of weakness or they may believe there will be negative repercussions. Now science is showing us how to read the emotions of other people, so we can proactively offer help.

Taking Empathy to the Next Level

Empathy is the ...

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Controlling Your Mood

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Per a Harvard Business Review article published in 2001, here’s the number one thing that influences a company’s bottom line: the leader’s own mood. The leader’s mood is contagious, automatically spreading through the organization. When it’s positive, it raises the cognitive and creative abilities of employees. Given the challenges that we all face in business each day, we need an accurate method to quickly read our own mood and then adjust it if necessary.

The Conventional Route

The same HBR article outlined ...

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Learn to Read Other People thru Your Body

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EmotionsMost of us have become pretty good at reading the body language of other people, but why not take it to the next level and learn to read their emotions?

Practice Becoming More Aware of Your Body

Work on expanding your sensitivity to emotion by paying attention to the sensations in your body when you experience particular emotional states. Our nervous system extends through our entire bodies, and we need to ...

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