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Compassion and empathy are skills that can help you navigate difficult relationships, connect with your colleagues more authentically and sense as a leader what would best serve your team, organization or community.

Luckily, these are skills that can be trained. Developing your compassion and empathy will not only improve your relationships with others, both personally and professionally, but it can also improve personal well-being. Enjoy our collection of articles, videos and resources that can help you strengthen empathy and compassion today.

Read our articles on compassion and empathy:

Practicing Empathy

Empathy is innate. Scientists have documented that empathy is common in children—even rats—but not all of us continue to be as empathetic as we grow older. Why…

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Adding Another Layer to Mindful Listening

Filmmaker and actor Charlie Chaplin once said, “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” As a man who produced smiles from…

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Want to Innovate? Cultivate Compassion

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ―Aesop Innovation and company culture. The words are common parlance in business today, and…

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Simple Gratitude

November brings a day in the United States to give thanks for Thanksgiving, but the act of being grateful deserves than only one day of…

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Replacing Self-Criticism with Compassion

Everyone has an inner critic. The voice inside that says “you can’t do it” or “you’re not good enough.” For some, this voice is a…

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Developing Compassion

We often think of compassion as an innate trait. You’re either compassionate, or you’re not. But what if compassion was actually more like confidence, happiness,…

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