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She doesn’t want your help

She doesn’t want your help

The other day my wife was sitting in the living room in a chair while my eight year old son was on the sofa. She looked deep in thought with what I interpreted to be a touch of her concern on her face so I said to her “Hey hon, is everything okay?” she looked […]

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What a doctor can teach you about empathy

What a doctor can teach you about empathy

It seems strange an oncologist’s death would warrant much news coverage. But the passing of Dr. Robert Buckman was obituated in newspapers, magazines and television around the world. Dr. Buckman, as his cousin wrote in MacLean’s, made dying his life’s work and while many a doctor face the same duties as he did, Dr. Buckman […]

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Empathy: why you want it and how to get it (audio)

Empathy: why you want it and how to get it (audio)

You can listen to it online or download it here. I was invited to present to a group of student leaders at their annual conference. Student leaders are unique in that they don’t often have extensive experience managing other people yet they are called upon to work with a professional staff (who sometimes report to […]

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Is empathy second nature?

Is empathy second nature?

Why is it when a friend of yours loses their job or a relative earns recognition at work you are able to easily put yourself in their shoes? It’s second nature to feel the same way. In fact you’ll probably feel the same disappointment and rejection of a job loss and you become equally as […]

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