Active Listening: the Key to Leadership Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Today, the key step for being a true leader is active listening. Active listening is the act of repeating back, in your own words, what you believe was said. Effective listening skills, make it possible to select leadership and those responsible for success.

How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobson

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener. Active Listener Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management How To Listen Leadership Listening

How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobson

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the new book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener.

How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobson

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener.

The Art of Active Listening

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Perhaps you’ve heard the quote “There’s a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” The concept might seem simple, but active listening – that is, fully concentrating on what’s being said – takes work and practice. And the results can make a significant difference in the quality of relationships, followership and overall results. Face-to-Face Communication Communication Skills

Multitasking vs. Active Listening for Your Team

Modern Servant Leader

Here’s why: A good leader serves their organization through active listening and full participation in meetings. As the dialogue progresses, he listens for keywords while he responds to email on the blackberry and, eventually, needs to pull out his laptop.

Nicole Lipkin on “Five Steps for Active Listening”

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Why Managers Don’t Listen (Poor Listener Syndrome): and the Cures!

Great Leadership By Dan

One of the most important skills for any manager is listening. Listening demonstrates respect, concern, an openness to new ideas, empathy, compassion, curiosity, trust, loyalty, and receptivity to feedback – all considered to be qualities of an effective leader. Listening isn’t rocket science. We are born with the ability to listen, yet somehow managers, at some point in their careers, seem to forget how to use this natural born gift. They don’t know how to listen.

Show you care: Be an active listener

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Sales Secrets

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This new book helps salespeople at any level build rapport through active listening, invitational body language, and mirroring and competence, relevance, and truth. Books Business Coaching Communication Current Affairs Memes Self-Awareness Skills Success Tips What is Work life active listening insider information Jim McCormick Maryann Karinch salespeopleHow to read prospects and decode subconscious signals to get results and close the deal. Ordinary salespeople sell.

Listen Up Or Lose Out

Eric Jacobson

Although people generally spend about 50 percent more time listening than speaking, the average listener misses more than he or she takes in – about two-thirds of any spoken message. authors of the book, Listen Up or Lose Out. Listening is not only the skill that lets you into the other person’s world; it is also the single most powerful move you can make to keep the conversation constructive” – Douglas Stone , Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen.

7 Tips for Authentic Listening: Do You Set Yourself Apart As a Leader?

Engaging Leader

A few weeks ago we talked about 5 listening mistakes leaders make. Here are seven things leaders should practice to become better listeners. Most people (especially those in positions of leadership) don’t listen. Blog active listening influence leadership

Becoming a Coaching Leader

Nathan Magnuson

Over the years, I’ve adopted a simple definition of coaching: “To coach is to develop another person by listening and asking questions to clarify ideas and commit to action.” Active Listening. We hear so much about coaching these days.

Are You A Perceptive Listener?

Eric Jacobson

"Perceptive listening requires you to be totally focused, completely mindful, and perceptive of the conversation -- about what is spoken and what remains unspoken," explains John Jantsch , author of the book, Duct Tape Selling.

How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

In John Baldoni's book , The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence , he provides these tips for listening as a leader and learning as a leader: When Listening As A Leader : Look at people when they are speaking to you.

How To Listen Effectively

Eric Jacobson

Active Listener Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management ListeningHere are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

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How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

In John Baldoni's book , The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence , he provides these tips for listening as a leader and learning as a leader: When Listening As A Leader : Look at people when they are speaking to you.

Listen Up Or Lose Out

Eric Jacobson

Although people generally spend about 50 percent more time listening than speaking, the average listener misses more than he or she takes in – about two-thirds of any spoken message. authors of the new book, Listen Up or Lose Out. Listening is not only the skill that lets you into the other person’s world; it is also the single most powerful move you can make to keep the conversation constructive” – Douglas Stone , Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen.

It Pay's to be Likeable

Coaching Tip

Remember that listening is a lifetime activity and that we all can continuously improve this essential skill. Take at least a half hour every month to get completely silent in a meeting and practice active listening. What does it take to win success and influence?

5 Listening Mistakes Leaders Make

Engaging Leader

Though many leaders put much of their focus into their communication skills, listening can be one of your most influential skills. When practicing authentic listening, here are five actions to avoid: Don’t multitask. Blog active listening Communication skills influence leadership

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Active Listener Effective Leadership Effective Listening Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management How To Listen ListeningHere are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

In John Baldoni's book , The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence , he provides these tips for listening as a leader and learning as a leader: When Listening As A Leader : Look at people when they are speaking to you.

How To Listen Effectively

Eric Jacobson

Active Listener Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management How To Be A Better Listener How To Listen Listening Michelle Tillis The 11 Laws of LikabilityHere are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

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5 Listening Mistakes Leaders Make

Engaging Leader

Though many leaders put much of their focus into their communication skills, listening can be one of your most influential skills. When practicing authentic listening, here are five actions to avoid: Don’t multitask. Blog active listening Communication skills influence leadershipBut to influence others, you need to avoid sparking their resistance. Don’t try to do other things during the conversation, such as […].

The Arrogance of Listening

Strategy Driven

I discovered that most people believe they listen accurately, and that any miscommunication or misunderstanding is the fault of the Other. I also received calls from managers saying they wanted me to train their teams so they could better listen to each other, and to their clients.

We Don’t Know How to Hear Each Other: how biases distort our conversations

Strategy Driven

The Problem: How Our Brains Listen. Heartfelt intent and tears aside, we’ve not been taught how to listen without bias. Notice body language/words: Your CP is speaking/listening from beliefs, values, history, feelings, exhibited in their body language and eye contact.

Listening Biases: How Influencers Unwittingly Restrict Possibilities

Strategy Driven

Do you listen carefully to pose the best questions to enable you to fulfill your expectations? By entering conversations with assumptions and personal goals, and listening according to historic, unconscious, self-directed filters, you unwittingly direct conversations.

How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

In John Baldoni's book , The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence , he provides these tips for listening as a leader and learning as a leader: When Listening As A Leader : Look at people when they are speaking to you.

Integrative Listening – Is Anyone Truly Listening Anymore?

Strategy Driven

They watch the speaker’s body language and listen to their tone of voice. You just finished reading Integrative Listening - Is Anyone Truly Listening Anymore? ! The post Integrative Listening – Is Anyone Truly Listening Anymore? Practices for Professionals active listening business communications Integrative Listening strategydrivenThese days, it seems that the art of communication is being lost.

How To Be A Good Listener

Eric Jacobson

Here is a great passage from the book, Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed : Listen to Others, Especially Before You Speak When we think of people who possess extraordinary interpersonal skill, we find they are good listeners.

The Discipline of Listening

Strategy Driven

The Problem with Goal-Center Listening. As a coach to coaches, sellers, and managers, I’m painfully aware of how sellers often listen only to ‘recognize a need’, or coaches listen for a problem they’ve had success resolving before, or managers listen for a difficulty they know how to regulate.

Listening And Learning As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

In John Baldoni's book , The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence , he provides these tips for listening as a leader and learning as a leader: When Listening As A Leader : Look at people when they are speaking to you.

New Leader Tuesday—The Power of Deliberate Listening

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Diversity And Bias: How to Hear ‘Different’ People Differently

Strategy Driven

But I’d like to offer a modest way to begin the process of overriding our biases: we can shift how we listen. I learned that the listening process involves 1. Had I known that, I might have listened to his ideas as merely different or even interesting. Instead, we listened to the other with biased, judging, ego-filled ears. Listen Without Bias. Relate Articles: Speaker or Listener: Who’s Responsible For Misunderstandings.

Speaker or Listener: Who’s Responsible For Misunderstandings

Strategy Driven

There’s been an age-old argument in the communication field: who’s at fault if a misunderstanding occurs – the Speaker communicating badly, or the Listener misunderstanding? Speaking is an act of translating what’s going on internally into communication that enables others to understand an intent – choosing the most appropriate words for that particular listener in that particular situation. As listeners, are we translating accurately?

Listening as a Tool to De-escalate Conflicts

The Recovering Engineer

Recently, I read this statement: “They keep yelling at me that I’m not listening.” In fact, failing to listen actually invites the other person to “yell at you.” In a previous post, I listed listening as one of Five Ways to Ee-escalate a Conflict.

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Assumptions: Why Being Right Is Wrong

Strategy Driven

I discovered that when listening to others, we naturally assume we understand what’s meant and don’t question our assumption. On direct listening, our brain automatically and haphazardly deletes portions of what is foreign to our typical thinking. Using conventional listening practice, it’s pretty difficult to hear what is meant without making assumptions. Using normal listening habits we can’t avoid making assumptions. While researching my new book What ?

Getting To Agreement

Strategy Driven

What if we enter conversations listening for common values instead of the typical focus on differences? What if we listen for words or ideas that would enable working collaboratively, or finding win/wins? But listening without bias isn’t natural or easy. free to enable everyone to share the material and begin discussing how we can disengage from our listening biases and wend our way to agreement.

Are We Hearing What Our Clients Are Saying?

Strategy Driven

and peruse the learning tools that accompany the book for those wishing to recognize any obstacles with their listening habits (Assessments) or learn how to overcome any bias and misinterpretation issues (Study Guide) that occur during conversations. The Advisor’s Corner – Are People Listening to Me? Announcements Business Communications Practices for Professionals active listening effective hearing Sharon Drew Morgen strategydriven

The Business of Kindness

Strategy Driven

With little ability to read during my bout with the flu over Christmas, I listened to NPR. The How of Kindness: Using Listening Skills to Enhance Relationships. I believe the process of listening is one of the skills that will enable us to be kind. Not only do we need to set up client Listening Conferences and staff Listening Hours, we must hear what’s being said between the lines. explains whatever we listen for determines what we hear.

Leadership Caffeine-Listen Harder, Please!

Management Excellence

I doubt that anyone reading this would disagree with the theme of, it’s important to be a good listener to be a good leader.

The Top Five Habits of Effective Network Builders

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New Leader Tuesday-3 Key Skill Sets for New Leaders

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Here are 3 key skill sets that you should actively cultivate to help keep you from taking a fall: Leadership New Leader Tuesday Professional Growth Active Listening feedback New Leader Tuesday Series the art of asking questionsContrary to what you might believe, the promotion to a role responsible for others is the starting point of your professional education, not the end point reached because of a job well done.