Tag Archive: Listening

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

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… Continue reading

Three styles that take you there

Paul Thornton believes successful managers practice and master three core management styles. Directing — Discussing — Delegating Directing includes defining deliverables, establishing timelines, and explaining how you want something done. Vague directions produce… Continue reading

Withhold “I” say “you”

***** Here’s a technique guaranteed to enhance your listening skills. Withhold “I” – say “you.”  Let me explain. Typically Typically, while someone is speaking, we’re not listening. We’re formulating. We’re thinking of what to… Continue reading