Listening

So You Wanna Be in a Rock Band …
May 14, 2019 Transformational Coaching
If you had to write a job description for an “Aspiring Rock-n-roll Band Member,” could you? For most of us mere mortals, it’s kind of easy to fall under the spell of magical thinking that the lifestyle of being a fulltime rocker would be the ultimate dream job. The trouble ...
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Leadership Lessons Learned On-the-Job
March 19, 2019 Transformational Coaching
In 2017 and 2018 I was President of my church’s Council, the governing body of the organization. Within days of being installed as President, our minister announced that she was leaving, and instantly I was catapulted into a leadership role I was not expecting. Heading the Council was one ...
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Just Saying You Want Feedback Isn’t Enough
August 10, 2015 Blog, Monday Morning Wake Up Tips
  Funny how sometimes we say, “I welcome your feedback,” and yet our body language and response says something different.   I recently worked with some executives who felt they couldn’t really be honest with their CEO.  Past experience proved that being honest was not in their best interests, even ...
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Active Listening is just that … Active!
September 10, 2012 Blog, Monday Morning Wake Up Tips
Active Listening requires a disciplined effort to silence all that internal conversation while we are attempting to listen to another human being. (The Servant: A Simple Story about the True Essence of Leadership, by James C. Hunter)  The skill of active listening requires a disciplined effort. What does that ...
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Listening Creates True Leaders
July 9, 2012 Blog, Monday Morning Wake Up Tips
In a recent blog for Harvard Business Review, Ram Charan, author of The Leadership Pipeline, writes about The Discipline of Listening. He says “for leaders, listening is a central competence for success.” In his work with business leaders he says that 360-degree feedback results indicates that one out of ...
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