Spark the Heart: Engineering Empathy in Your Organization

Spark the Heart: Engineering Empathy in Your Organization

by Nicole Price
Spark the Heart: Engineering Empathy in Your Organization

Spark the Heart: Engineering Empathy in Your Organization

by Nicole Price

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Overview

Spark the Heart: Engineering Empathy in Your Organization

How to leverage the benefits of empathy to get the results you want

There’s no place for empathy in business was a belief Dr. Price, a logical, results-focused engineer held onto tightly, until a cascade of life-altering events provided her a new perspective. A perspective that recognized empathy as a critical skill that every leader must develop and employ to achieve success. Dr. Price’s empathetic leadership journey has been a multi-year process, one that continues today, and one that she willingly shares with you — the good, the bad, and the ugly.

In Spark the Heart: Engineering Empathy in Your Organization, Dr. Price dispels common empathy myths:

  • False: Empathy is a trait that you’re born with or not
    • True: Everyone can develop the skill of empathy.
  • False: Empathy requires you to take on the other person’s beliefs and values.
    • True: Empathy is understanding why another person believes what they believe and values what they value, even if it’s different from your own.
  • False: Empathy means you don’t have accountability, high expectations, or stretch goals.
    • True: Empathy can fuel expectations and aspirations in new ways. Empathy and accountability can and should exist in tandem.

And provides clear actionable steps for you to take to begin your own empathy journey or bolster your existing empathy practice.

For leaders ready to bridge the gap of misunderstanding between themselves and those they choose to lead and to leverage that understanding for greater success, look no further. Dr. Price is here to guide the way.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798887500966
Publisher: Advantage Media Group, Inc.
Publication date: 04/25/2023
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,150,933
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Trained as an engineer, DR. NICOLE PRICE later found her true calling: Leadership Development. As a highly sought-after keynote speaker, training leader, and as the CEO of Lively Paradox, Price believes that leadership is personal and requires a balance of empathy and accountability.

Price’s dedication to pushing her own limits, commitment to continuous development of her empathy muscle, and her logical, results-focused, technical background combines to enhance her objective approach to solving process problems, flipping dilemmas, and leveraging understanding to find successful solutions. She prides herself on helping leaders lead effectively, while honoring who they are as individuals.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Why I Might Be the Worst Person to Tell You about Empathy

What Empathy Isn’t

So, What Is Empathy?

Who Benefits? Yes, You!

Enough Already! Setting Boundaries

Let’s Build Your Empathy Muscle

Leading with Empathy Makes You Stronger

Conclusion
Join the Empathy Revolution

Getting Started

Week One: Notice Empathy

Week Two: Practice Empathy

I Got Work to Do

About the Author

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Nicole leads you on an engaging and informative journey exploring empathy— how and why to build your empathy muscle. Whether you feel like you’re a beginner or a rock star at empathy there’s something here for you.”
—ALAN FINE
Founder, President of InsideOut Development


With a solid awareness of self, Dr. Nicole Price effortlessly weaves meaningful, intimate details of her life while effectively deconstructing what it is to be empathetic—reconfiguring it in a way that defies the belief that empathy is an expendable characteristic of leadership.”
—BETY LE SHACKELFORD
National Champion Synchronized Swimmer and Senior Political Strategist


“Dr. Nicole Price is an empathy revolutionary. This book is amazing! I read the foreword and could hardly wait to read the rest. Yes, we need an empathy revolution! I love the nomenclature.”
—MICHELLE WIMES
Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Children’s Mercy Hospital


“Our world is in desperate need of an ‘empathy revolution.’ It is the lack of empathy that demoralizes a workplace, destroys relationships, and polarizes a nation. Empathy is an essential quality for any effective leader. I can think of no one better to champion that revolution than Dr. Nicole Price. This book will help you be a better leader.”
—ADAM HAMILTON
Senior Pastor, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection


Spark the Heart is a revelation because of the brutal honesty from which it is written. Dr. Price delivers a personal account of her journey and on how to embrace empathy, what is and what it isn’t, and how to unleash its potential. I found it refreshing and highly actionable. Even for someone like me, who perhaps thinks of myself as very empathetic, it was eye opening! It allows us to see the world with a deeper understanding of our own vulnerabilities and how practicing being more empathetic can become a greater strength for a better world.”
—JULIÁN ZUGAZAGOITIA
Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell Director and CEO, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


“Dr. Price hits the ball out of the park yet again with her transparent and interactive style. She shows why empathy is good for business, both with clients and employees. Throughout, she leads the reader through activities to help in developing the qualities within themselves. This book is a must-have for all levels of management and should be required reading for all business classes!”
—SUSAN BRO
Activist, Speaker, and Writer


“Dr. Price’s honesty and vulnerability is astounding and shows us that empathy comes in different forms and understanding. No matter where you are on your journey, it is like having a friend guiding you through without judgment. A remarkable, introspective exploration of how we can understand each other better.”
—HALEY L. MOSS, ESQ.
Haley Moss LLC


“Dr. Price’s book reminds us of the importance of empathy and helps us to understand that it is not just something you have but something you develop through intention and skill development. Her courage inspires us to be more empathetic, and her book outlines practical approaches to build this skill set within an organization.”
—DON HALL, JR.
Executive Chairman of Hallmark Cards

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