Lectures of Opportunity: "The War for Kindness: Building Resilience Teams"

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Friday, November 17, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

U.S. Naval War College, LOO Coordinator

This event is for U.S. Naval War College students, faculty and staff.

The War for Kindness: Building Resilience Teams

Research has determined that qualities including kindness, empathy, compassion and gratitude are the weapons most needed to combat daily stressors and build resilient teams. In fact, practicing acts of kindness can do even more – it has been proven to improve self-esteem, decrease blood pressure, overcome loneliness and isolation, boost happiness and physical and mental well-being. It helps teams work more effectively and creates a stronger community.

Kindness - the instinct to care about and help each other - is among humanity’s most powerful natural resources. In this presentation, we will explore the nature of kindness, as well as empathy, compassion and gratitude. We will also review scientifically inspired efforts to bolster kindness amidst difficult circumstances. And through reflections and exercises, we will explore kindness as a challenge and opportunity in our own lives.

The war for kindness is a fight against other forces that are pushing us in the other direction. Learn how to fight against divisiveness with a proven practice of kindness that can change your life and strengthen your community.

About this Lecture

Lectures of Opportunity offers U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn more about national and international socio-political subjects that may be of relevance to the NWC community.

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