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communicate with compassion

Communicate with compassion by paraphrasing at the 3rd or 4th level

Today’s blog post is another tip in our ongoing video series on how to lead and communicate with compassion.  In Strategy #3, I spoke about getting to know your people and in Strategy #8, I talked about being a mindful

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compassionate leadership

Mindful active listening is essential to compassionate leadership

In Strategy #5 in our ongoing video tip series on compassionate leadership, I talked about the importance of asking questions AND listening to the answers.  In today’s tip, I’d like to further explore the value of listening when it comes

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being present

“Being present” (or not) sends a powerful message to those around you

Are you “present” in your conversations with others?  I asked this question back in December 2009 after an unpleasant experience with a professional colleague.  If the mail I get on this subject is any indication, this apparently continues to be

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Sometimes it is better to enjoy the moment (rather than trying to understand why)

Last November I was in Manama, Bahrain and since it was my first visit to the country, I made it a point to save a couple of days to “play tourist”. One of the many remarkable places I visited was

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Pay attention to slow trends as well as sudden changes

The “frog in boiling water” parable may not be true, but it still offers a valuable lesson to leaders about the importance of paying attention to slowly-developing trends.

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Are you “present” in your conversations with others?

When a staff member of co-worker comes to talk to you, do you get easily distracted by other pressing issues or the people around you? How does that make the other person feel?

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