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The Cornerstone of Successful Leadership

Leadership is the ability to influence one or more people to support a common goal or cause. Some level of leadership is often necessary to make any kind of social organization function properly, whether it’s a family, a business, a government, or a charity. We all step into “leadership” roles every now and then, even […]

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The Unconscious Influence of Mirroring

Mirroring is a social phenomenon where people mimic another person’s posture, gestures, and words. It’s often an unconscious behavior – we are rarely aware of it when we do it – but it’s a sign that people are attuned and in sync to one another. When two people are mirroring each other, it shows that […]

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How to Love Someone You Don’t Like

We don’t always have to like someone for us to have love for them. Sure – it may not be “friendship” love or “family” love or “romantic” love. However, we can have “compassionate” love for anyone, despite any differences or shortcomings that person may have. Compassion is our ability to understand and sympathize with the […]

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The Power of Being Heard: How Listening to Others Helps Empower Them

We often have a strong desire to feel listened to and understood. And when we don’t feel like our point-of-view is being heard, we can quickly become lonely, sad, frustrated, or even angry. This is one of the biggest contributors to conflict in our relationships and society as a whole. A recent study published in […]

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The Wrong Way to Help People

There’s a right way and a wrong way to help people. It’s important to remember that even when you act with the best intentions, you don’t always know what is best for someone else. Here are some guidelines to determine if you’re really helping someone or not.

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