Category Archive: Listening

The Two Biggest Lies Leaders Believe

Teams suffer when leaders believe lies. Most people won’t speak up when you’re convinced lies are truths. The worst lies leaders believe are the ones they tell themselves. The two biggest lies leaders… Continue reading

How to Stop Crushing Dreams and Maximize Aspiration

Energize people by speaking into their aspiration. A young employee says they aspire to become a manager. You view them through the lens of “NEEDS to IMPROVE.” Maybe they need to complain less… Continue reading

Why The Key to Leadership is Listening—and How to Do It Better

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY! 20 copies available! Leave a comment on this guest post by John Eades to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of his book, Building the Best: 8 Proven… Continue reading

How to Listen – Best Tip Ever

If you think listening is easy, you aren’t doing it. Listening is hard: Listening is hard because some people can’t stop talking. Perhaps a talk-timer would help, like a chess timer with a… Continue reading

The Big Mouth Problem

You’re less likely to say something stupid if you listen more and speak less. Leaders need big ears and small mouths. Warnings and wisdom: Fools plug their ears and press forward into disaster,… Continue reading

7 Boring Things Successful Leaders Do That Failing Leaders Neglect

I asked the mechanic if they rotated the tires on my vehicle. Tire rotation is included in the price of an oil change. His report was, “Your tires look great. The technician didn’t… Continue reading