How to Be a Better Human at Work

Many of us are aware of the mindfulness revolution currently happening in corporate America, but perhaps less of us know about the interest in empathy that’s coming on its heels. Over the past few years, I’ve received requests to teach empathy at a social media giant, a large healthcare company, and a worldwide leader in hospitality. These companies have been early to the practice because their business models rely on interpersonal skills—building and keeping healthy, happy relationships.

 

 

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Schuyler Brown
The World In a State of Extreme Transition: Moving from Sustainability to Regenerative Design

Communication is the tool we use to navigate change in this perishable, impermanent world. We talk about what’s happening and what’s coming. We use words to rally and activate citizens; to inform and educate people; to alleviate or aggravate fears, depending on our intentions. Humans use language to make sense of things — even those things that are happening at a scale beyond our grasp. As Wittgenstein said, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” And so, while it may seem like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic (let’s hope not!), reevaluating the language of climate change can offer a fresh perspective on where we are and where we’re headed.

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Schuyler Brown
Conversations that Actually Connect Us

It seems incredible, but we have a problem of isolation on this crowded planet. More people report feeling lonely than ever before. In May, The New Republic covered this "public health crisis": one in three Americans over 45 identifies as chronically lonely, up from just one in five a decade ago; and at any given time 30% of Americans don't feel close to other people.

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Schuyler Brown