Tag Archive: Listening

A Leadership Intention (classic)

Repost of a favorite: How do you want others to feel when they are around you? Like you are smart or like they are smart? Like they have great ideas or like you… Continue reading

Build your Life and Leadership Through Listening

I’m a listener that used listening to control people. If I ask the questions, I’m controlling the conversation. If I’m controlling the conversation, I’m controlling you. Does that make you uncomfortable? It should.… Continue reading

10 Tactics that Produce Brilliant Solutions

Courageous leaders do more than listen to constructive dissent, they encourage it. Conflict, not comfortable collaboration, produces brilliance. Encouraging constructive dissent: Don’t answer first. Tell people you expect hard truths and practical answer.… Continue reading

Five sure fire ways to spot a Great Coach

You don’t clearly see yourself; no one does. You sell yourself short – you need to be lifted. You’re arrogant – you need a courageous push-back. Your ideas seem right because they’re yours… Continue reading

A Sliver of Light

Things that don’t make sense have more potential than things that do. Things that make sense confirm, stabilize, or enhance things you already know. Things that don’t make sense are slivers of light… Continue reading

Improvisational listening

Rule number one of improvisation: Don’t Deny Denial is the number one reason most scenes go bad. Any time you refuse an Offer made by your partner your scene will almost instantly come to… Continue reading