Empathy and Connection

  • 8 Courses | 3h 41m 50s
  • 6 Books | 18h 34m
  • 7 Audiobooks | 46h 29m 43s
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To succeed as a business leader, creating a positive and productive work environment is crucial, and empathy plays a key role in achieving this. Empathetic leadership fosters collaboration, trust, and innovation. Empathetic leaders inspire teams to achieve shared goals and effectively navigate challenges to ensure business success.

COURSES INCLUDED

Welcome to the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Whether you are an aspiring, new, or experienced leader who leads people or projects, we've designed this curriculum to meet you where you are in your own leadership journey.
1 video | 4m available Badge
Cultivating Empathy and Connection
As a business leader, you know that a positive and productive work environment is essential for success. But have you ever considered the role of empathy in achieving that goal? In this course, you will learn how to create a positive and productive work environment for you and your team members by applying empathetic leadership techniques. You will examine the need for empathy in leadership and the signs and consequences of a lack of empathy in the workplace. Then, you will identify the key traits of empathetic leaders and identify ways in which you can practice empathetic leadership in the workplace. Finally, you will look at how you can instill empathy in team dynamics to foster better relationships between team members.
6 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge
Leadercamp on-demand: The Kind Leader on Connection
Effectively connecting with your own team, and influencing peers, bosses, and stakeholders, is the enabler to success. This Leadercamp looks at how to connect effectively, develop productive relationships, and be kind to ourselves, and kinder to our people too. In this course, ICF-accredited coach and trainer Martin Haworth shares his thoughts and very practical ways to connect more effectively - and efficiently - with those around you where everyone is a winner in a culture of kindness throughout.
1 video | 55m has Assessment available Badge
Building Up Your Emotional Intelligence
By its very nature, the workplace sometimes involves conflict and stress. Even mundane day-to-day work activities require negotiation and compromise. And these can often lead to negative emotional reactions or outbursts. But using emotional intelligence (EI) can help you notice, identify, understand, and manage your own feelings and the emotions of others. EI is a positive force that can have significant impact on you, your team, and your organization. In this course, you'll learn what EI is and how it drives personal excellence in the workplace. You will learn some best practices and strategies to become aware of your emotions and use that awareness to manage your behavior. You will also learn how to interpret other people's emotions and use that knowledge to enhance workplace relationships.
6 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
MIT SMR: Motivating Your Team With Empathy and Story
Stories engage and unite - here's how leaders can use them. No matter how well you run a business, external forces will test you, your culture, and your resolve. Leaders are constantly processing the future, and our employees are watching to see how confident we are and how clearly we see the situation. They look to us for emotional fuel and signs that everything will be OK.
1 video | 1h
Promoting a Diverse Leadership Culture, powered by MIT SMR
Through a collection of multiple articles, the authors share details pertaining to moving away from the "old boys' culture" in the finance sector and building a system that values empathy and competence.
5 videos | 12m has Assessment available Badge
Leading in a Hybrid Workplace
The days of showing up at the office or shopfloor 9-to-5, five days a week, ended for many of us long before the pandemic arrived. Covid accelerated a transformation in where and when we work that was already well underway. A team leader in the 21st century will need to prepare for the future of work by learning to lead hybrid teams, which include a mix of remote and onsite workers, often on different schedules. In this course, you'll learn about becoming a human-centered manager who can build a sense of community in a group of individuals separated by space and time. You'll see how inequities can arise in hybrid teams, and how to avoid them. You'll learn tools and techniques for improving collaboration among physically separated workers. Finally, you'll explore strategies for maintaining high productivity and performance on hybrid teams.
7 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge
Working Well with Others
At some point, all of us will encounter competing personalities at work, all vying to get things done their own way. Interpersonal differences and personal perspectives, whether with a manager or a colleague, can increase stress, drain energy, impact morale, and affect productivity and happiness. But there are strategies for mitigating tension and building stronger, more trusting relationships, such as adjusting our own behavior and understanding the situations and behavior of others that can challenge us. In this course, you'll learn how to assess, identify, and manage your own behavioral style to help you avoid and control conflict before it happens. You'll also investigate how to handle common situations that provoke conflict at work, how to work effectively with different personality types, and how to build habits to help you handle interpersonal conflict in the workplace with grace and patience.
6 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book

Leadership Skills for Supervisors: Communication, Coaching, and Conflict Study Guide, Student Edition
This title will be removed from the Skillsoft library on May 24, 2024.
book Duration 35m book Authors By GTS Learning

Book

MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How Empathy and Competence Promote a Diverse Leadership Culture
Achieving gender balance in management teams requires focusing on the role that the leadership environment plays in shaping ambitions, opportunities, and experience.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Grace Lordan, Teresa Almeida

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Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging Across Differences
Written by an award-winning diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, this guide is comprehensive for anyone who wants to break down the barriers that separate us and facilitate discussions on potentially polarizing topics.
book Duration 2h 38m book Authors By Mary-Frances Winters

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Achieving Equity in Higher Education Using Empathy as a Guiding Principle
Achieving Equity in Higher Education Using Empathy as a Guiding Principle explores what empathy is, how empathy can be developed, and how empathy can be applied in an educator's practice to achieve equity-mindedness and mitigate inequitable student outcomes in and out of the classroom.
book Duration 7h 3m book Authors By Catherine Ward

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Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech's Empathy Problem and How to Fix It
This book guides you through exploration of the promise and dangers of technology is perfect for anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, and global commerce, and a hope of technology's all-empowering prospect.
book Duration 4h 11m book Authors By Maelle Gavet

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The Empathy Advantage: Leading the Empowered Workforce
In The Empathy Advantage: Leading the Empowered Workforce, Heather E. McGowan and Chris Shipley team up again to deliver a guidebook for leaders navigating the uncertainty of a post pandemic world in a sequel to their successful book The Adaptation Advantage.
book Duration 4h 1m book Authors By Chris Shipley, Heather E. McGowan
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audiobook

Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging across Differences
This audio edition is for anyone who wants to break down the barriers that separate us and facilitate discussions on potentially polarizing topics.
audiobook Duration 5h 11m 11s audiobook Authors By Mary-Frances Winters

Audiobook

Leading with Empathy
This book refer how empathy can help alleviate some of the more harmful effects of hardship and offers key actions that empathic leaders can take to inspire their followers.
audiobook Duration 9h 51m 1s audiobook Authors By Gautham Pallapa

Audiobook

The Empathy Advantage: Leading the Empowered Workforce
In The Empathy Advantage, Heather E. McGowan and Chris Shipley deliver a guidebook for leaders navigating the uncertainty of a post pandemic world in this sequel to The Adaptation Advantage.
audiobook Duration 7h 23m 9s audiobook Authors By Chris Shipley, Heather E. McGowan

Audiobook

Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech's Empathy Problem and How to Fix It
This audio edition offers an insider's revealing and in-depth examination of Big Tech's failure to keep its foundational promises and the steps the industry can take to course-correct in order to make a positive impact on the world.
audiobook Duration 7h 40m audiobook Authors By Maelle Gavet

AUDIOBOOK SUMMARY

Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust
In Humble Leadership, father and son duo Schein and Schein add to the conversation about the need for humility in the business world. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 21m 54s audiobook Authors By Edgar H. Schein, Peter A. Schein

Audiobook

The Empathy Effect: Seven Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences
This audio edition will revolutionize the way you understand yourself, relate to your loved ones, and connect to every person in your life.
audiobook Duration 8h 42s audiobook Authors By Helen Riess

Audiobook

Harvard Business Review Emotional Intelligence Collection: Happiness, Resilience, Empathy, Mindfulness
Uplifting and practical, this audio edition describes the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.
audiobook Duration 8h 1m 46s audiobook Authors By Harvard Business Review
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