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The Compassionate Achiever : How Helping Others Fuels Success
by Ph.D. Christopher L. Kukk


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A powerful, practical guide for cultivating compassion--the scientifically proven foundation for personal achievement and success at work, at home, and in the community.

For decades, we've been told the key to prosperity is to look out for number one.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A powerful, practical guide for cultivating compassion--the scientifically proven foundation for personal achievement and success at work, at home, and in the community.

For decades, we've been told the key to prosperity is to look out for number one. But recent science shows that to achieve durable success, we need to be more than just achievers; we need to be compassionate achievers.

New research in biology, neuroscience, and economics have found that compassion--recognizing a problem or caring about another's pain and making a commitment to help--not only improves others' lives; it can transform our own. Based on the most recent studies from a wide range of fields, The Compassionate Achiever reveals the profound benefits of practicing compassion including more constructive relationships, improved intelligence, and increased resiliency. To help us achieve these benefits, Christopher L. Kukk, the founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation, shares his unique 4-step program for cultivating compassion.

Kukk makes clear that practicing compassion isn't about being a martyr or a paragon of virtue; it's about rejecting rage and indifference and choosing instead to be a thoughtful, caring problem-solver. He identifies the skills every compassionate achiever should master--listening, understanding, connecting, and acting--and outlines how to develop each, with clear explanations, easy-to-implement strategies, actionable exercises, and real-world examples.

With the The Compassionate Achiever everyone wins--we can each achieve success in our own lives and create more productive workplaces, and healthier, less violent communities.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062457899
  • ISBN-10: 0062457896
  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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Books > Self-Help > Personal Growth - Success
Books > Business & Economics > Personal Success
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-01-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Going for the jugular is a popular technique in the business worldbut its usually not the best, says professor of political science and social science Kukk in this astute but repetitious guide. A former U.S. Army counterintelligence agent, he is a firm proponent of practicing compassion in all areas of life. We live in a time of unprecedented incivility, and the narrative of success as being diametrically opposed to kindness and ethical behavior is a poisonous one. Having found compassion to be an underappreciated but consistent trait of high achievers in many different fields, he urges replacing survival of the fittest with survival of the kindest. Pointing to examples from the natural world and neuroscience, Kukk argues that people are hardwired for compassion for a reasonthey accomplish goals more easily, and the achievements are more rewarding, when they take an empathetic approach. He advocates becoming proficient in the LUCA skills: listening, understanding, connecting, and acting. Bolstered with concrete advice and encouragement to nurture emotional intelligence, this is a needed reminder that compassion isnt a passive characteristic but requires us to actually act to help each other. However, once this premise is accepted, theres not much content here beyond repeating it, and the result feels slim. (Mar.)

 
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