Tag Archive: Listening

Measuring intangibles

“What gets measured gets done, what gets rewarded gets repeated.” It feels awkward to measure the relational aspect of leadership. For example, setting a goal to have a two minute conversation with three… 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

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

Listen for and speak to fears

My dad’s first words when I told him about my new job were, “It’s not very close to home.” I was in Missouri, he was in Maine and the job was in Pennsylvania.… Continue reading

Talking

One thing I learn when I’m speaking is I don’t know as much as I think I know.  Here’s what I’ve learned about talking.  Most of us do it too frequently and for… Continue reading