Category Archive: Listening

Most frequent leadership advice of Jim Kouzes

I recently asked bestselling author and leadership expert, Jim Kouzes some questions. Here’s part of that exchange. ***** Leadership Freak: “What piece of leadership advice do you give out most frequently?” Jim Kouzes:… Continue reading

What you think isn’t that important

They met, like they almost always did, for lunch. They were exited to try a new barbeque place in town. It was small but clean and the line went from the counter to… Continue reading

Survivor: Nicaragua and encouragement

Jimmy Johnson is a retired American football coach. He followed Tom Landry as the coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Jimmy knows how to encourage others. My wife and I watched the TV show… Continue reading

Hearing what isn’t said

Drucker said, “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” I tweeted Drucker’s quote and recieved this question. “How can I hear what isn’t said?” Great question! ****… Continue reading

In praise of Questions

(This is the “Q” installment of the series, “Alphabet for Leaders.”) Momma said it isn’t polite to answer a question with a question. Don’t tell momma, but I think, at least on that… Continue reading

The “G” word for leaders – Gibberish

This is the seventh installment in the series I’m calling “Alphabet for Leaders.” Today it’s the letter “G.” Have you listened to a leader saying the same thing over and over again? I… Continue reading