The three types of empathy are a hot topic in our age of co-creation. If your leaders, MSLs, marketeers or technical teams would like coaching in this area, do call us. It’s a fascinating subject.
Empathy researchers define empathy as:
‘The ability to sense others’ emotions coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling’.
There is real depth in this area which can help you hone or even manage your empathy. You may be using too little or too much.
For certain, developing your E-awareness can help you with: matrix working, co-creation with the NHS or other groups, managing upwards or coping better with upsetting work situations.
Top Tip for Empathy
Listen to Understand
Genuinely be interested, want to understand their views.
Don’t ever interrupt the other person or just be waiting until you can dive in with your own point. Let them finish fully.
Show it by keeping your eyes on their eyes, using open and forward body language and exude ease not rush or competition.
KineticFuture specialises in leadership and communications coaching. Karen Moyse has been a coach for 8 years and a skills trainer for 20. She recently graduated as a TIME TO THINK coach specialising in the thinking environment. KineticFuture courses include Executive Presence, Presentations and Thinking Partnership coaching for individuals and teams.
I have a spring in my step, it must be the milder weather,
plus the fact that I recently graduated as a Time to Think Coach after a
year of hard slog, hooray!
I qualified as a business coach eight years ago, but this has transformed the results I achieve. It was pioneered by Nancy Kline (Founder & President of The Time to Think Organisation), whom I was lucky enough to meet at my graduation day (cheesy photo below!) Nancy is also the author of this week’s book club recommendation, ‘More Time to Think’.
Thinking Partnership coaching will be relevant to team members you want to coach 1-2-1, perhaps thinking about a new role, business relationship or their executive presence. And of course, we incorporate elements of this type of coaching into all our group communications courses.
Find out more about ‘Thinking Partnership’ coaching here.
Drop us an email if you’d like a quick chat about how I can help you with your own challenges.
to Think by Nancy Kline
“The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The leaders, professionals, parents and teachers who understand this are at the top of their fields and inspire some of the finest independent thinking in their environments.
In More Time to Think, Nancy Kline shares ten effective ways to help people think for themselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace. From learning that the mind works best in the presence of a question (so never be afraid to risk being wrong) and that a key factor in the quality of a person’s thinking is how they are treated by the people with them while they are thinking, to the importance of appreciation and of facing what you have been denying, Nancy Kline shows how to create a successful Thinking Environment, whether for two people or a larger group.”
IMAGE OF RICHARD MADDEN FROM THE BODYGUARD SOURCED FROM GAGE SKIDMORE AT WIKIMEDIA COMMONS & CROPPED FOR USE.
Happy New Year to you. Today I’m thinking about imposter syndrome – when you’re afraid you’re going to be found out. AAAh! Even Richard Madden, The Bodyguard, winning his Golden Globe this week confessed he’s felt like this all his career. Many business leaders I coach tell me they feel just the same.
So why not ditch this stinking thinking for 2019?
Hot news is… I qualified as a Time To Think business coach yesterday!
I love this powerful approach which achieves extraordinary results fast. I can help you discover a whole new way of thinking about business and yourself. And, of course, this includes ditching that imposter syndrome.
Call me and we’ll tackle it together (find out more here).
Imposter Syndrome Top
“What could you assume instead (about yourself) in this situation that would be credible, liberating and genuinely true to you?”
For example, my own new assumption would be that:
“I’ve deep expertise in my field and even if I operated at just 20% of my ability, it would make a huge impact”.
Embarrassing to say out loud but helpful when I need to be brave! You’ll have your own.