Category Archive: Listening

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

96% Believe They are Good Listeners and That’s Baloney

Chances are you’re a lousy listener – even though you think you’re good at it. The problem is, 96% believe they are good listeners according to Accenture.  But a Scientific American article states, “… studies… Continue reading

Dear Dan: Should I Force the Foot-Dragger to Attend

Dear Dan, I’d like to start a new process with my team where we meet once a month to share projects, accomplishment, challenges, etc. The goal of the monthly meeting is to sustain… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Do You Keep Learning

Dear Dan, Just curious – what are some things you do to keep learning? … How do you keep yourself continually looking for inspiration? Thanks, Katie Thanks for your question, Katie. Learning is… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Do You Get Lousy Managers to Listen

Dear Dan, I am an attorney. I have a client involved in a worker’s comp claim against the County. This is a small rural county. The claim arose because the man works in… Continue reading