Members of the legal academy and their students, legal leaders, and others who train and seek to develop lawyers should take note. Empathy plays a critical role in the health and well-being of law students and lawyers and in the experience of clients. The practice of empathic communication acknowledges and honors emotions and feelings in […]
In the business (including legal services) world, job satisfaction determines key performance behaviors and outcomes critical to the life, health, and sustained prosperity of not only the organizations, but their workers, too. A leader’s effectiveness, i.e. the overall performance of leadership behaviors, influences workers’ job satisfaction. Emotional intelligence, shown by a line of […]
Why should leaders of legal and other professional service organizations use emotional intelligence training to promote meaningfulness? A simple “It works” answers that important, relevant question. This post discusses highlights from a recent case study which provides empirical evidence that emotional intelligence training promotes learning about meaningfulness.
Scholars have documented many features of it which […]
Legal work often involves high personal drama, high financial stakes, high stress, and high emotional labor. Successful performance in the legal arena requires that lawyers cope with those and many other tasks and demands, including practicing law competently. Recent legal commentary* argues that lawyers must also learn about emotional labor, emotion regulation, and emotional intelligence […]
Our body position affects our emotions. You did not know it, but she must have known about it [the role of sensorimotor abilities and the theory called “embodied cognition”] all along. Yes, those affectionate directions that your grandma gave you – something like “sit back, sit up straight, and don’t slump. . . . ” […]
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