Five Essential Soft Skills to Become a Better Leader

One of the most rewarding and challenging things about being a leader is the diverse set of skills it requires. You need technical skills and expertise in your field, management skills, planning skills, and the list goes on. However, one set of skills that sometimes falls by the wayside but that’s essential to being an effective leader is soft skills.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Practice Empathy

We are all human. We all get upset and we all want someone who cares and wants to help when we are in pain. However, nobody likes to watch someone they care about suffer. Often it’s uncomfortable for us, we don’t know what to say to console that person, and we sometimes end up stepping away in order to protect our own well being. Found out how you can become more empathetic in this post.

Like a Bridge over Troubled Water

In this heart wrenching (and warming) episode of Natural Tendencies, Rick speaks with artist & musician, Shawn Rinehart, about his most tragic and impactful life event and how he leaned on his own strengths and the love of community to process his loss and grief.  Despite the chaos that his family was thrust into after the event, the darkness was overcome through forgiveness and empathy, and he was able to deal with tragedy and move forward with the realization that we are connected with the earth and those who have passed in phenomenal and life-giving ways.

If you’re interested in donating to The Sophie Fund, a program of The Music for All Foundation in memory of Sophie Rinehart that awards funds to further and promote music education for students in Warrick County and Southern Indiana, please click here.