Bridging differences means finding ways to create positive dialogue and understanding across race, religion, political ideology, etc.
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It involves being able to see the point of view of someone you usually consider to be part of an outgroup.
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Both perspective-taking and perspective-giving are powerful tools to help negotiate differences, particularly between groups of different power dynamics.
Although similar, perspective-taking is not the same as empathy. Empathy falls short in trying to reduce polarization. In fact, empathy appeared to make things worse.
We tend to feel empathy more towards people like us, that we can relate to. If an outgroup attacks an ingroup, the empathic concern doesn't help.
Office politics are a reality, and avoiding them altogether risks not having a say in what happens.
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Map the political power and influence in your organization, rather than people's rank or job title.
Ask yourself questions like, "Who are the real influencers?," "Who has authority but tends not to exercise it?," "Who is respected?," "Who champions or mentors others?," and "Who is the brains behind the business?"
Examine people's interactions and relationships to understand the informal or social networks.
Watch closely (but discreetly and respectfully) to find out who gets along with who, and who finds it more difficult to interact with others.
Notice whether connections are based on friendship, respect, romance, or something else.
An artful life isn't about money and fame. It is about the difference an artist can make in the world.
Your art is worth creating even if it moves only one person.
An artist lives and breathes art. The clothes, the home decoration, the hairstyle, even the words that artists speak are their own creation, deliberate and intentional.
A true artist is a living work of art.
An authentic artist is diverse in his art forms, with a lot of interests.
There are several ways to express oneself and a true artist recognizes that.
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