Thu June 13, 2013

Are Gratitude and Compassion Unrealistic in Many of Today's Workplaces?

On the June 23, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Jeremy Adam Smith, from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and I will discuss  gratitude and compassion in today's workplace: quaint but unrealistic ideal and/or crucial missing ingredient?

Plus you can call in for a Three-Minute Workover.  I'll try to help you with whatever career conundrum is besetting you.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM, San Francisco.

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Mon July 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The Science of Compassion

Photo used through Creative Commons with permission from Zolivier

What makes us want to be good?

“Compassion is complex,” says Emiliana Simon Thomas, the former associate director of CCARE, the Center for Compassion And Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.

Brian Knutson, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Stanford University, adds: “It’s not quite an emotion, is it? It’s more sophisticated.”

Emerging science is exploring how our minds feel for others.

“Can we see it?” asks Knutson. “Does it help people to extend compassion? That would be very exciting.”

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