Tag Archive: Listening

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

The Five Purposes of Listening

The most neglected work of leadership is listening. The reason? It’s hard work. If leadership is about others, listening is about leadership. 4 reasons you hate to listen: A squirrel’s attention span. Busy… Continue reading

The Leader Who Heard

Wouldn’t you love for someone to listen to you?  Why not be that person for others? 5 reasons leaders have closed ears: No aspiration to listen. Have you ever heard a leader exclaim,… Continue reading

The Listening Sandwich and Inspiring Others

Banter provides relational energy but don’t focus on yourself. People enjoy hearing leaders talk about themselves as long as they don’t talk about themselves all the time. The listening sandwich: Show interest in… Continue reading