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Jane Dutton & Monica Worline: Part 2

Compassion 2.0

Scholars, consultants, teachers, and researchers Monica Worline and Jane Dutton are co-authors of the Awakening Compassion at Work (Berrett-Koehler, February 2017). Monica and Jane are co-founders of the CompassionLab, the world’s leading collaboratory for research on compassion and work organizations.Working together for more than fifteen years, Monica and Jane offer key insights regarding the value of compassion for addressing pain people bring into the workplace and pain that is created in the conduct of daily work. Monica and Jane teach and consult with leaders, managers, students, and change agents in a variety of organizations who are striving to awaken compassion in their work lives.In this Part 1 of a 2-part podcast, Lori Schwanbeck of Benevolently, interviews, Jane Dutton and Monica Worline about their work and thoughts on compassion in the workplace.local community. But, like an epidemic, the act of love and kindness spread quickly and is now a beautiful movement helping those in need throughout the world.In this Part 2 of this 2-part podcast, Lori Schwanbeck of Benevolently, interviews, Jane Dutton and Monica Worline about their work and thoughts on compassion in the workplace.

19mins

30 Jul 2020

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Jane Dutton & Monica Worline: Part 1

Compassion 2.0

Scholars, consultants, teachers, and researchers Monica Worline and Jane Dutton are co-authors of the Awakening Compassion at Work (Berrett-Koehler, February 2017). Monica and Jane are co-founders of the CompassionLab, the world’s leading collaboratory for research on compassion and work organizations. Working together for more than fifteen years, Monica and Jane offer key insights regarding the value of compassion for addressing pain people bring into the workplace and pain that is created in the conduct of daily work. Monica and Jane teach and consult with leaders, managers, students, and change agents in a variety of organizations who are striving to awaken compassion in their work lives. In this Part 1 of a 2-part podcast, Lori Schwanbeck of Benevolently, interviews, Jane Dutton and Monica Worline about their work and thoughts on compassion in the workplace.

22mins

23 Jul 2020

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50: Jane Dutton & Monica Worline - Awakening Compassion at Work

The Courageous Life

Scholars, consultants, teachers, and researchers Monica Worline and Jane Dutton are co-authors of the book Awakening Compassion at Work. Monica and Jane are co-founders of the CompassionLab, the world’s leading collaboratory for research on compassion and work organizations. Working together for more than fifteen years, Monica and Jane offer key insights regarding the value of compassion for addressing pain people bring into the workplace and pain that is created in the conduct of daily work. Monica and Jane teach and consult with leaders, managers, students, and change agents in a variety of organizations who are striving to awaken compassion in their work lives. For more on Monica and Jane, including their background and the important work they are doing please check out https://awakeningcompassionatwork.comIn this episode we explore: The stories behind how Monica and Jane got interested in studying, researching, and teaching compassion.The 4 parts of compassionTraining compassion - looking at compassion as a skill that can be developedThe importance of noticing suffering and how to do so in organizationsHow, and why, the stories we tell ourselves about other people amplify (or hinder) our ability to be compassionateThe business case for compassionWays to build compassion into processes, roles, and routines within organizationsAnd more!Enjoying the show? Please take a moment and rate the Courageous Life on iTunes. Looking for more resources or references from the show? Check out the show notes for this episode at www.joshuasteinfeldt.comMore about Monica Worline: Monica C. Worline, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an innovation organization that teaches businesses and others how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and the curiosity to bring their best work to life. She is a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and Executive Director of CompassionLab, the world’s leading research collaboratory focused on compassion at work. Monica holds a lectureship at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is affiliate faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations.More about Jane Dutton: Jane E. Dutton, Ph.D., is the Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration and Psychology at the Ross School of Business. She is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations, and passionate about cultivating human flourishing at work. Her research focuses on compassion, job crafting, high quality connections, and meaning making at work.  She has written over 100 articles and published 13 books, including How to be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact.Thanks for listening!Support the show (https://joshuasteinfeldt.com/donate/)

55mins

15 Jun 2020

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Awakening Compassion at Work with Dr. Monica Worline

Love in Action

Dr. Monica Worline is the founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches other organizations how to use compassionate leadership to humanize and energize the workplace. In addition, she is a research scientist and the Executive Director of Compassion Lab. Her book, Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations, is a practical guide to practicing compassion on the job. She joins Marcel to discuss the book and how its principles apply to all organizations. Compassion is often misunderstood as a four-part human experience which unfolds in relation to suffering or pain. The four parts are: notice someone’s pain; interpret their pain as worth one’s time, attention and action; empathize; and take action to alleviate or address the pain. Marcel adds that people believe the fourth step is the most crucial since they think that true compassion is removing the burden from someone’s shoulders.  [7:29] Kindness and compassion are often mixed up together. The key differentiator, Monica says, is that kindness is a voluntary activity that helps another person flourish, whether there is suffering or not. [9:10] Humans have an innate instinct to help those who are suffering, but we unlearn it through institutions and/or family structures. [12:58] There is a cultural and normative bias built into the word ‘compassion’ as it is most often associated with words like ‘nurture’ and ‘care.’ These connotations make compassion seem like “women’s work” and only fit for caregiving institutions, Monica argues. This may hold people back from speaking about or practicing compassion in the workplace for fear of being perceived as ‘weak’ or ‘soft.’ [17:44] Companies lose billions of dollars every month due to a lack of compassion, Monica says. Marcel shares his experience in a toxic work environment where he was sent to the ER due to stress-related back pain. [20:17] Commitment and retention are two major benefits of building a compassionate culture at work. Compassion is essential in the trial and error world of the innovation industry. [25:44] A powerhouse leader is someone who prioritizes connecting with human beings over strategic aims. [31:00] Leaders should make space in their organizations for compassion so that it becomes part of the fabric of the organization. This can be designed within the organization’s networks, roles, routines, and culture. [33:23] The main obstacle to interpersonal compassion is fear: we fear giving compassion because we believe we would be perceived as weak, and we fear receiving it because we believe we would be taken advantage of. [41:33] Monica shares a sociological theory that argues that people will take advantage of you at any given opportunity. Western capitalism is rooted in this theory; the structure of the economic system is based on it. As such, leaders born into this system are more inclined to lead through fear. [43:16] ResourcesDr. Monica C. Worline on LinkedIn | FacebookCompassionLab.comAwakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations

53mins

14 May 2020

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Why Cultivating Compassion is Crucial for Success in Business with Dr. Monica Worline - Nir & Far

Nir And Far: Business, Behaviour and the Brain

Monica is a Research Scientist at the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism and a Faculty Affiliate at the University of Michigan’s Center for Positive Organizations. Their discussion touches on why empathetic teams make better business deals, details how more caring leaders can help prevent corporate scandals, and offers four steps for cultivating compassion. Nir & Far, a podcast about business, behaviour and the brain by Nir Eyal. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes and leave an iTunes review. It will greatly help new listeners discover the show. Please visit my website Nir and Far for other info about my writing, books and teaching: http://www.nirandfar.com/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nirandfar/support

16mins

3 Jul 2017

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Ep 25. Monica Worline: Awakening Compassion at Work

Work and Life with Stew Friedman

Monica Worline is the founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches businesses how to use compassionate leadership to enliven, or humanize and energize, the work they do. She is also a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Executive Director of CompassionLab -- the world’s leading research collaboratory focused on compassion in the workplace -- a lecturer at the Ross School of Business, and co-author of Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations. Monica spoke with Stew about the impact compassion can have on improving both employees’ lives and business performance. Monica describes four steps for awakening compassion in the workplace, or in any situation. Any employee at any level who follows these steps can have a powerful effect on their organization’s culture. Stew and Monica talk about how leaders set the tone in most organizations for compassion; even the smallest adjustments can go a long way. In the second half of the conversation, two wonderful callers joined the conversation with poignant and instructive examples of the value of awakening compassion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

14 Jun 2017

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#069: Managers Fear Compassion But Science Says It Makes Work Better | Monica Worline

The LEADx Leadership Show with Kevin Kruse

In this episode, we're going to talk about compassion at work with our guest, Monica Worline. She is the founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches businesses how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and curiosity to bring their best work to life. She is also a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Her new book is Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations. Resources: * http://monicaworline.com/ – Monica's Website * http://awakeningcompassionatwork.com/ – Awakening Compassion at Work * @monicaworline – Monica on Twitter * Buy Monica's book, Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations Sponsored by: * LEADx.org – subscribe to become 1% better every single day Review and Join Our Ambassadors Club: Please consider leaving an honest one- or two-sentence review on iTunes or on Stitcher.  Nothing matters more for bringing the podcast to the attention of others. And after you leave your review, send me an email at info at leadx dot org to let me know, and I’ll invite you into the private LEADx Ambassadors Group on Facebook. Group members are eligible for ridiculously good prizes each month, have special access to me and LEADx guests, discounts on live events, and of course it’s a great forum for peer-learning and support. Share: And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons below. — What is LEADx and The LEADx Show with Kevin Kruse? Imagine if you could have the world’s best executive coaches and leadership mentors whispering into your ear every morning on your way to work. Every weekday, there will be a new episode of The LEADx Leadership Show with an interview from a different thought leadership or business expert. Many of these guests are thought leaders, famous authors or high-profile CEOs from innovative startup companies. Others are creatives, artists, entrepreneurs or corporate career leaders. They have all achieved extreme success and they are willing to share practical advice on how to advance your career and develop your leadership and management skills by offering daily career tips on time management, productivity, marketing, personal branding, communication, sales, leadership, team building, talent management and other personal development and career development topics. There will be a new episode waiting for you every day just in time for your morning commute, morning treadmill session or whatever else it is you do to start your day. LEADx isn’t just the name of this new podcast, it’s the name of a digital media and online learning company that is re-imagining professional development for millennials and career driven professionals looking to break into manager roles or excel in current leadership and management roles. If you’re looking for management training or professional development that is delivered in a fun and engaging way, sign up for our daily newsletter at LEADx.org. It’s packed with life hacks, daily career tips and leadership challenges that will turn you into a high potential leader in no time. What does LEADx stand for? We are exploring leadership. We are about NEXT GENERATION leadership.

8 Jun 2017

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013: Monica Worline - Awakening Compassion at Work - Why it Matters

The Art of The Break

Join me with Monica Worline for an informative and compelling conversation on the importance of compassion in the workplace.  She talks about how fear can get in our way and gives us simple tools to demonstrate compassion in ways that are most meaningful.  Did you know that practicing compassion at work is a successful business strategy? Compassionate workplaces have higher levels of service quality, increased retention of talented employees, better innovation, and collaboration. Monica C. Worline, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches businesses how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and curiosity to bring their best work to life. She is a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education; Executive Director of CompassionLab, the world’s leading research collaboratory focused on compassion in the workplace; and co-author of Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations. Monica holds a lectureship at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is affiliate faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations. She is an award-winning teacher who has also served on the faculties of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University; the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine; and the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. Join us for 100 Days of Awakening Compassion at Work: http://awakeningcompassionatwork.com/100-days-of-awakening-compassion/ You can also learn more about Monica Worline at monicaworline.com.

27mins

6 Mar 2017

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Awakening Compassion At Work with Monica Worline

Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

Monica Worline is an organizational psychologist, speaker, author, and the founder and CEO of Alive and Work, an organization that teaches businesses how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and the curiosity to bring their best work to life. In this conversation, you will hear Monica Worline describe the importance of compassion, specifically within organizations.  Monica shares components of her personal blueprint for compassion that she explains, in-depth in her upcoming book, Awakening Compassion at Work.   Business leaders may resist compassion in their organization because it’s perceived as “soft”, but Monica shares that research shows that embracing compassion can positively impact the business financially.  Monica also describes the dilemmas that organization leaders can face when embracing compassion in the workplace. Connect with Monica Worline Website - MonicaWorline.com or TheCompassionLab.comTwitter - @monicaworline You’ll Learn: [02:02] - Monica talks about compassion and shares how compassion is different than empathy. [03:52] - Business leaders often feel that compassion is too soft to be relevant to their bottom line and Monica explains how research shows that compassion impacts the things that cost businesses money. [06:34] -  Monica describes the personal blueprint for compassion. [12:06] - Monica talks about how organizations can implement compassion into the system. [17:43] - Monica talks about the fears that leaders experience when considering compassion. [19:04] - Monica shares how stories can help build compassionate workplaces. [21:00] - Monica recently worked with an organization to help them create a more compassionate environment and she talks about working with them through stories. [22:51] - Monica explains how practitioners and researchers need to realize that compassion is not fast or easy in workplaces. She explains that it leads to many dilemmas for leaders. [25:40] - The Lightning Round with Monica Worline Your Resources: Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations - Monica Worline and Jane E Dutton Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfuilling Life - Todd B. Kashdan Talk of Love: How Culture Matters - Ann Swindler Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.   Also, please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free! Special thanks to Monica for joining me this week. Until next time, take care!

30mins

22 Dec 2016