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Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

From: Via: @TheEconomist Highly recommended book on this: the PublisherLeslie Jamison is a
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How to bring hope and compassion to conversations about suicide

This week the world lost Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade to suicide.  As the heartbreak over their deaths has turned into wide-ranging conversations about mental health and self-harm, it's critical to remember that such exchanges have the power
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Assessment: Are You a Compassionate Leader?

With simple practices we can bring more wisdom to our leadership.
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Wounded cobra is saved thanks to spinal surgery and a very compassionate man

Snakes aren't exactly the most lovable animals out there. When most people find an injured cobra, their first instinct probably isn't to rescue it.  But for some people, snakes are not enemies. One snake-loving man had a chance to save a
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Workplace Compassion: A Trend Driven by the Changing Workforce

When I first started working in HR in the ‘90s, care and compassion in the workplace were almost foreign concepts to business strategy. Now, for those that practice them, they’re a chief competitive advantage. I’ve seen this in the
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This black caped hero isn’t Batman: US judge a hit for his compassionate verdicts

From: Hindustan Times Recommended by: Hindustan times Judge Frank Caprio, who presides over a municipal court in Providence, Rhode Island, has become a viral sensation after videos of him doling out fair, empathetic verdicts and giving
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Stop Meditating Alone—For Productivity Gains, It’s A Team Sport

You’ve probably heard that meditation increases focus, memory, and compassion, according to a range of studies. Yet only 8% of us do it. This number could get a boost soon, as several companies introduce the practice into group settings in the
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Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

From: Via: Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness #reciprocityStanford University