Tag Archives: empathy

Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave – Leslie Morgan Steiner tells her own chilling tale of abuse in what she calls ‘Crazy Love’. Note the various stages of relationship: Seduce and charm; Isolate; Introduce the threat of violence; Regular abuse. … Continue reading

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As inequality rises, so too will conflict

Inequality is increasing rapidly in many countries around the world.  The video below provides a better understanding of inequality in New Zealand (a good number of the graphics include other countries, such as USA and parts of Europe). Journalist Max Rashbrooke explains what happened to … Continue reading

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The Essential Leadership Tool: Conflict Resolution Skills

This is the latest of my articles, published in HRINZ Human Resources magazine this month.  It covers some of the core concepts of the neuroscience, approaches, and strategies of conflict resolution, which are essential tools for leaders. “You aspire to … Continue reading

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NZ’s high suicide rate – what’s the answer?

“More people die in NZ from suicide than from car accidents” – Judge MacLean (NZ Herald 27/08/11). A couple of days ago, the Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean released statistics for the number of suicides carried out in different groups in … Continue reading

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Preparing for difficult conversations at work

Do you rush into difficult conversations and then wish you’d thought it through a little more first ?  Do you find that your own emotional fallout gets in the way of having a positive interaction with a colleague, and ends up making … Continue reading

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How mirror neurons create empathy

This very short TED talk is VS Ramachandran – a neuroscientist from the University of California – talking about the neurons that shaped our civilisation, and in particular mirror neurons which sit in the frontal lobes of our brains.  He … Continue reading

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A little bit of empathy goes a long way

I hold a Conflict Coaching and Mediation clinic at the local Citizens Advice Bureau every Monday and there are many people who come in seeking help.  Life has not been kind to some of these members of the local community, … Continue reading

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