Communication

6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading is “6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership” and was written by Andrew Newberg, an M.D. and author, who with Mark Robert Waldman has written the book “Words Can Change Your Brain.”  Newberg is also Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College and  Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Questions That Lead to Results

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading is “Questions That Lead to Results”.  This article comes from the Wharton Leadership Digest’s Nano Tools for Leaders and was contributed by Marilee Adams, President and founder of the Inquiry Institute and author of ”Change Your Questions, Change Your Life.“

The goal of this Nano Tool is to change your and your team’s mindset from being "stuck" to finding possibilities and solutions.

Stop Chasing the Wrong Priorities

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading – “Stop Chasing the Wrong Priorities"  – comes from the pens of Kelly Goldsmith and Marshall Goldsmith and appeared in a recent CBS News blog.  Marshall Goldsmith is a well-known author, leadership thinker, and executive coach.  Kelly Goldsmith is assistant professor of marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

The reading builds off interviews of retired leaders and their response to the question:  ”What is the key to having a great life?“  Their key responses:

The Flight from Conversation

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading is “The Flight from Conversation”by Sherry Turkle.  The article appeared in the April 21, 2012 edition of the New York Times.  Professor Turkle is a psychologist and Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT.  She is the author of a number of books including “Alone Together:  Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other.”  If you’d like to hear Professor Turkle speak on this subject, check out her TED talk at <

How to Really Listen

By: Jim Bruce
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We all need to have a “listening” tune-up from time-to-time.  Today’s reading “How to Really Listen”serves that purpose.  The article is from the Harvard Business Review Blogs and was written by Peter Bergman, author (“Get the Right Things Done”) and strategic advisor to CEOs and their leadership teams.

Listening is hard, one or the hardest of the routine things we have to do each day.

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