There is nothing more powerful in a meeting than a good listener. Especially a collaborative listener. When a presenter feels he or she is being listened to, they are more confident, more articulate and often more insightful. As a leader, it is not just important to you but also to the room you are leading that you listen actively. But what do you do if you have a short attention span? The author shares a unique way to start building demonstrable and collaborative listening, despite challenges.
Why do we teach our children how to be great communicators and speakers at home and in school, but never great listeners. In this post, inspired by William Uri’s call for a listening revolution, we discuss the power of listening. and if it can be learned.
Leadership and change work depends on the quality of the leader or coach to observe and adapt his or her quality of listening. However listening is probably the most underrated and under-practiced skill in the world. Every one thinks they do it, almost everyone secretly knows, they could do better. This blog helps with a simple construct to be more self aware and listen better.