Social Awareness

Social awareness, or empathy, is about being able to pick up on the emotions and motives of others, relating to them and understanding the world around you. It includes skills like primal empathy (being able to sense others’ feelings through nonverbal signals), attunement (listening with full receptivity; ‘tuning in’ with a person), empathic accuracy (understanding another person’s thoughts, feelings, and intentions) and social cognition (understanding how the social world works).

What it Means to Have Presence & How to Cultivate it
What it Means to Have Presence & How to Cultivate it

Years ago, pre-pandemic, I was conducting face-to-face coaching sessions with Creative Directors at an advertising agency in New York. One morning stands out to me now as I write about having presence because of the stark difference between the presence of two...

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