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.

How to Be an Engaging Leader in a World of Robotics, AI, and Digitization

Leading Blog

It’s leading us to increased depersonalization and disengagement with our employees. How do I keep the digital demands of today from overwhelming my business? I want to keep my best people engaged, remain competitive, and stay on the growth path! Listen deeply.

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5 Secrets to a Successful Panel Interview (and other career tips)

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t freak out, with a few careful moves you can leverage apanel interview to your competitive advantage. They’re not doing this to intimidate you. 5 Secrets to a Successful Panel Interview. Be careful not to get too creepy (e.g.

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How to Use Body Language and Words for Maximum Effect

Skip Prichard

Why does one person react one way and another completely different to the exact same thing? And how do you best influence others given our differences. And so I was fascinated to ask Greg more about his interrogation work and research. “If How did that happen?

3 Tips for Career Conversations That Energize and Engage Employees

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

SPECIAL, In celebration of today’s launch of Julie’s new book with Bev Kaye, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go , a free copy will be mailed to three people. To be eligible to win a copy, leave a comment. What you need to bring to the table are questions.

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How to Build a Team « Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Even if each of the people who report directly to you is highly motivated and wants to do great work, you will still need to spend time actively developing a sense of unity and collaboration to foster a true team-oriented environment. Survive Your Promotion!

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Leading with Character: Social Intelligence

Michael Lee Stallard

Social intelligence is being aware of your own motives as well as the feelings of others, knowing what to do to fit into different social situations, and knowing what makes other people tick. Given this, leaders should be sensitive to the emotions of others.

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Everything You Need to Know About Great Leadership

Lead from Within

Then check in from time to time and see how well you’re progressing in each area so you can make a plan to keep growing and improving. Here are 16 traits and skills that are central to great leadership: 1. Clarity of purpose. The best leaders have to show all those they lead how their decisions align with the organization’s vision, goals, targets and ethics. Express what needs to be done with clarity and coherence.

The Chronically Unhappy Employee

Lead Change Blog

If you’re in HR or people management, you’ve likely met a chronically discontented worker—the employee who keeps asking for role tweaks, reassignment to a different team, project, or boss, relocation to a sunnier climate, and a desk in a quieter location. The means don’t get to the end.

How to Get Feedback as a Freelancer

Harvard Business Review

If you work as a freelancer or independent consultant, it’s not always easy to get the feedback you need to remain competitive. Most people aren’t able to fully see their weaknesses, especially from the point of view of a client. Resist the urge to defend your work.

September 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, creativity and inspiration, development, leadership, productivity, team building, and more. We’re especially pleased to welcome Jim Haudan and Rich Berens of Root Inc. Sean Glaze of Great Results Team Building provided Four Collaboration Catalyst Questions to send up and down and across your organization.

10 Dreadful Mistakes People Make When Having a Conversation

Lead from Within

Conversing is like driving: We all want to think we’re better at it than most people, but many of us fall prey to common mistakes and have room for improvement. The good news is that it’s absolutely possible to improve. Here are 10 of the most dreadful conversational mistakes and effective ways to improve upon them. 1: Speaking but not really listening. One way to improve is with the technique of active listening.

99 Simple Things That Will Help You Build Trust and Credibility

Lead from Within

Trust usually takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair. If you want to succeed, you need to be concerned with cultivating trust and credibility. Here are 99 ways to do that. Build up a reputation of being direct and forthright, so people don’t have to guess at what you’re trying to say. This doesn’t grant a license to be unkind, though.). Learn by listening. Listen instead.

Finding And Being A Mentor With Richard McLemore – The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 6

Joseph Lalonde

His specialties include coaching hiring/interviewing, revenue attainment, and career development. Show Notes: What do we need to know about you? Served in the Special Forces where he was deployed to Vietnam and Los. It looks different to different people.

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90 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Business Leadership

Lead from Within

Let this be the year you become the leader you want to be–in your business and in life. Learn to recognize your strengths and work on your weaknesses. As a leader is it important to have a personal sense of mission crafted into something you can reflect on daily and measure your performance against. It’s your job to always get from where you are to where you need to be, and it’s your goals that are your roadmap for success.

Why Compassion Is Key To Succeeding At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

With the arrival of September, many of us are returning to our regular routines now that our children are back in school and the period for taking summer vacation breaks has come to an end.

Multiplying the Effective Intelligence of Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

The name of the game today is figuring out how to multiply the Effective Intelligence (E.I.) Here is where you can gain a great competitive edge that is sustainable and also leads to more innovative and effective ways of getting things done.

Laziness – The Counterintuitive Act Of Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

I didn’t get to where I am now, young man, by being lazy.” Part I: Be strategic Let’s look at a simple model that will help you understand how you spend your time. Apply this model to your working life. But at the same time, we all know there’s something to it.

25 Tips for New Managers

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the deep end of the pool - now it’s time to learn to swim. Managing your first direct reports is one of the most challenging transitions a leader will ever have to navigate. If I was to sit down over a beer or cup coffee and mentor a new first-time boss, here’s what I’d have to say (over a series of meetings, not all at once): 1. Granted, while in many cases it may be too late to prepare, it shouldn’t have been.

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You Can't Argue With Crazy | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Over the years I’ve simply come to the conclusion that many otherwise savvy business people have yet to grasp – you can’t argue with crazy. It is simply not fruitful to attempt to debate business logic with those who do not recognize logic to begin with.

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Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The best leaders are proactive, strategic listeners. They recognize that knowledge and wisdom are not gained by talking, but by listening. Take a moment and reflect back on any great leader that comes to mind…you’ll find that they are very adept at reading between the lines.

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Questions and Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Whether you like it or not, your success as a CEO will be largely tied to your team building ability. They understand how to effectively deploy these highly productive and valuable team members to create tremendous leverage and velocity across the enterprise.

Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The ability to recognize conflict, understand the nature of conflict, and to be able to bring swift and fair resolution to conflict will serve you well as a leader – the inability to do so may well be your downfall.

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8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However in the text that follows I’ll address how to spot ineffective leaders by assessing six critical areas of leadership DNA. They are active listeners, fluid thinkers, and know when to press-on and when to back-off.

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Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In further pondering this dichotomy an interesting thought came to mind – If I could genetically engineer the perfect leadership gene what qualities and characteristics would constitute the architecture of leadership DNA? It is also about seeing the direction that needs to be taken.

The Big Picture of Business – Tribute to Dick Clark

Strategy Driven

Motivating pop culture piece designed to foster better, more successful companies. I started out my career by aspiring to be like Dick Clark. Thanks to great mentors, I learned to be my own best self, a visionary thinker and a repository of great case studies.

7 More Ways Husband And Wives Injure Each Other — Without Even Knowing It

Ron Edmondson

These two posts have quickly become the most read blog posts in my blogging career. Here are 7 more ways husbands and wives injure each other: Sarcasm – In my original post, I wrote it with some sarcasm, explaining it was easier that way to address a more difficult subject.

Keeping It Professional When You Work in a Family Business

Harvard Business Review

When your manager is also your parent, sibling, or another relative, how do you keep things professional? Do you ask to be treated the same way as others, or accept that you will have a different sort of relationship at the office? Define your role and career path.

Employee Engagement & the Magic of Remembering | You're Not the.

You're Not the Boss of Me

But I’m wondering how much of the information we get from listening do we actually remember when we’d like to or need to? So often, we have to rely on what we remember. So why would I want to? Well, we had breakfast and then the Chairman got up to speak.

The Discipline of Listening

Harvard Business Review

As the up-and-coming vice president and CEO candidate for a Fortune 500 technology corporation sat before the CEO for his annual review, he was baffled to discover that the feedback from his peers, customers, direct reports, and particularly from board members placed unusual emphasis on one potentially devastating problem: his listening deficit. But this doesn't have to be the case. Conventional advice for better listening is to be emotionally intelligent and available.

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You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

Harvard Business Review

If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most important thing you can do each day is to help your team members experience progress at meaningful work. To do so, you must understand what drives each person, help build connections between each person’s work and the organization’s mission and strategic objectives, provide timely feedback, and help each person learn and grow on an ongoing basis. Listen deeply.