Tag Archive: Listening

A 5-Step Plan for Seeking Input For Leaders Who Tend to Exclude People

You’re spending time with people whether you seek input or not. You invest time including people, or you squander time resolving the consequences of excluding them. Excluding people creates self-inflicted crisis. Excuses for… Continue reading

Do Less of This and You’ll be More Successful

You’re not as interesting as you think. If you’re long-winded, the people around you wish you were short-winded. Talk less. Succeed more. 5 Reasons people talk too much: Thinking. Extroverts think while they… Continue reading

A Butt-Kicking Project to Overcome the Drain of Talkative Leadership

You talk to solve problems, but what if your talking IS the problem? You talk to help, but what if your talking makes people feel helpless?   I asked a group, “What’s a… Continue reading

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

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

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