Category Archive: Listening

6 Reasons Employees Don’t Talk to Their Managers

Employees talk more and managers talk less in successful one-on-ones. 6 reasons employees don’t talk to their managers: Cold professional culture. Caring happens outside work. Talkative managers. Curiosity about people is rare. Intimidating… Continue reading

The Unexpected Way to Spot a Confident Leader

Humble listening is an aspiration achieved occasionally. But it’s exhausting. The ability to listen requires remarkable confidence. It takes confidence to: Adopt the posture of learner. Turn conversations toward others. Reject tendencies to… Continue reading

7 Ways to Take Responsibility for Team Success

The simplest definition of ‘leader’ is someone with followers. But how can you be worthy of being followed? “Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.” Frances Hesselbein “Becoming… Continue reading

The Six Pitfalls of Leadership

The pitfalls of leadership spring from within. Dangers that emerge from within are more perilous than dangers that attack from without. The Six Pitfalls of Leadership: #1. Perceived knowledge. “Those who think they… Continue reading

The Top 10 Super Powers of Listening

There are a million excuses for poor listening. Reject all of them if you expect to lead.   The top 10 super powers of listening: Expanding horizons. Showing respect. Connecting and caring. Helping… Continue reading

Three C’s for Listening Like a Leader

Listening is a vast ocean surrounded by empty beaches. I’ve been paying attention to listening, both my own and others. You’re more likely to meet a red-crested tree rat* than to meet someone… Continue reading