Applied Empathy for Strengthening Relationships and Networking

Applied Empathy for Strengthening Relationships and Networking

In today’s episode, we tackle empathy with Michael Ventura, Paul Bloom, Geoffrey Cohen, and Rick Hanson. Michael Ventura is the author of Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership. Paul Bloom is a professor at the University of Toronto and author of Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. Geoffrey Cohen is a Stanford professor and author of Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides. And Rick Hanson is a psychologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and NYT bestselling author of Taking in the Good.

How can empathy revolutionize your personal and professional relationships? Have you ever considered that empathy could be more than just understanding others’ feelings? What if we told you that empathy is not just about being nice, but about wielding a deep, objective perspective that could unlock your true potential and transform your approach to social interactions? Discover how to identify your empathy archetype, why empathy is crucial in leadership, and how it can be a superpower in your interactions. Are you ready to challenge your perceptions and cultivate a skill that guarantees meaningful connections and success?

What to Listen For

  • Introduction – 0:00
  • What is the most common misconception about empathy?
  • How do you develop empathy and why does it seem like so many people lack it these days?
  • Do psychopaths have empathy? – 13:02
  • What do most people get wrong about empathy and sympathy? 
  • What are the 7 empathy archetypes?
  • Forging a strong and confident brain – 19:12
  • How do you strengthen your brain and make it confident, and why would you want to? 
  • What tiny habit can you work on for moments each day that will enable you to build relationships with whoever you want?
  • The approach to empathy most people avoid – 31:39
  • What is the most time-efficient way to maximize your empathy?
  • What is the best way to stand up for yourself if someone says something that makes you or someone else uncomfortable?
  • Leaders ignore this one skill to the detriment of their business – 39:31
  • How can leaders and team members integrate empathy into their work environment to improve dynamics and outcomes?
  • What 15 minute exercise can you do every morning to cultivate deeper empathy?

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