Nicole Lipkin on “Five Steps for Active Listening”

First Friday Book Synopsis

In What Keeps Leaders Up at Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues, published by AMACOM, Nicole Lipkin offers a wealth of information, insights, and counsel on how to accelerate personal growth and personal development.

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.

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. Bernd Geropp shared How to become a better listener and imrpove as a leader. Bernd writes: “The majority of employees consider their boss to be a poor listener. Development.

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.” I’ve listed each of them out below: Developing Others. Active Listening.

The Effective Guide to Leadership Development Programme

Strategy Driven

What is a Leadership Development Program? Leadership development refers to specific programs utilized by organizations, in order to train or coach an employee(s) about effective leadership requirements. Why is leadership development important? Active Listening.

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.

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.

New Year’s Leadership Development Goals 2017 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s also a good time to set leadership development goals, either as part of a formal development planning process, or just because it’s a proven way to continuously improve as a leader. Be a better listener. I need to spend more time coaching and developing my team.

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide.

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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.

Supervisory Leadership Development Workshop

Mike Cardus

A supervisory-leadership development process, that focuses on supplying new and experienced supervisor with the tools they need to be effective in their role. What are the development modules? There are multiple communication skills, the most valuable of which is active listening.

The Top Five Habits of Effective Network Builders

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article featyred online by MIT Sloan Management Review. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and sign up for free email alerts, please click here. * * * “Open-source projects and grassroots collective action are important sources of inspiration for 21st-century civic engagement, enabling us to combine [.].

Top 12 Development Goals for Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

I help a lot of leaders create individual development plans using some variation of this process. Although every leader I work with is unique, it seems like the development goals end up being somewhat common from year to year. To help you get a head start on your 2010 leadership development plan, here’s a list of development goals that may apply to you too. Listening. Work with each of my direct reports to create their own individual development plans.

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New Year’s Development Goals for Leaders 2016 Edition (Added Bonus: How to Keep Them!)

Great Leadership By Dan

Let’s set our yearly leadership development goals and put some best practices in place to help us achieve those goals. Practice in-the-moment, don’t get distracted by shiny objects, focused active listening. leadership development goals new years goalsThis post was recently published in SmartBlog on Leadership : For many of us, making and breaking promises to ourselves for the New Year has become an annual tradition.

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How a wider perspective makes you a better leader

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Today’s SmartBlog on Leadership post is by Monica Diaz, author of “Otheresteem: Regaining the Power to Value Others.” ” “Powerful listening as well as total presence have long been underestimated as central to a leader’s ability to affect change. It’s time to change this, to use active listening skills and insights to widen perspectives and remain [.].

Employee Engagement and Successful Change

Lead Change Blog

Roughly one-sixth of them are actively disengaged, undermining their employers’ efforts to create a healthy and productive organization. The best leaders leverage formal and informal communication tools to keep the team informed on new developments, changing expectations, and shifting responsibilities. Active listening. The best leaders break from their screens and devices to truly listen to their workers.

Are You Listening?

Lead Change Blog

The best way to get into someone else’s frame of reference is to listen. There is a difference between hearing someone speak and listening to someone speak. He was hearing her talk, but he had not truly listened and absorbed what she said. If the guy was passively listening, sweat will begin to glisten on his brow, and he might stutter something like, “Well…I, uh…don’t know. The most common answer to this question is: They are great listeners.

When Leaders Toss The Script

Lead Change Blog

This requires active listening, partnership, and quick thinking. Like other skills, this is one we can develop. Your first step in becoming an improviser is listening to yourself. This game strengthens listening skills, collaboration, and creativity.

Executive Coaching and Leading Change

Lead Change Blog

Active listening enables the coach to pick up not only what the leader is saying, but what she isn’t saying, as well as nonverbal cues. Developing better self-awareness, mindsets, and behaviors help the leader get stronger during a season of change, rather than wearing down. Leadership Personal Development awareness action plans Accountability brainstorming encouragementLeading change is one of the most stressful responsibilities of leadership.

Four Leadership Tips That Will Make People Adore You

Lead Change Blog

In our leadership development training, we like to start out by asking people to list as many characteristics as possible about their former leaders that they both abhorred and adored. Actively listens and answers questions. Trains, develops, and grows their people.

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Elevating Your Leadership Game

Great Leadership By Dan

They develop, inspire, and motivate people. They actively listen and provide regular feedback. They continuously develop themselves and others. The development choices you make will have a profound impact on your performance and it will also impact those you lead. What winds up getting neglected is a focus on development. Ongoing development – the learning, commitment, resilience, and effort – is often what separates great leaders from everyone else.

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

Leading Blog

They report that just over 30 percent of participants are engaged (love their jobs), 16 percent are actively disengaged (miserable and destroying what others are building), and 51 percent are not engaged (they’re just there). Listen deeply.

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How to Put the 7 C’s of Leadership to Good Use

Lead Change Blog

You’re self-aware and pro-actively use your self-knowledge to relate to, and interact with, others. You actively listen to them with your head and heart because understanding their point of view is important. Leadership Development Character connection Leadership

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Reality Checks Leaders Must Give Themselves in 2016 (Part Two)

Lead Change Blog

You need strong foundational work and pillars that may take months if not years to develop. Self-awareness, another component of emotional intelligence, is one of the most important capabilities for leaders to develop. Leaders who listen well do so with active listening.

Got questions?

Lead Change Blog

They help us reflect, develop critical thinking skills, or clarify intent and understanding. Asking questions that really matter + actively listening to the answer + critically reviewing what’s been shared = a good life practice.

Managing Change Effectively

Lead Change Blog

Some three years ago, I developed a new business strategy for a not-for-profit organisation which, faced with on-going austerity measures in the UK, wished to focus on the longer-term on sustainability and income generation. I was recently asked back, a year on from the completion of the restructuring process, to revisit the business strategy and help the staff team develop and refresh it.

2 Communication Activities You Can Use With Your Team Today. #2 is More In-Depth.

Lead by Adventure

Here are 2 short activities that you can use with your team to improve communication, understanding, and team morale. These communication activities can be part of a team meeting or used as a segment of leadership trainings. [ Communication Activity #2 – Engaged Listening.

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Rev Up Your Leadership with OIL Method

Great Leadership By Dan

And, you may be missing opportunities for innovation and employee development. You see, telling may be teaching but it isn’t sustainable development. Listen. This requires active listening and it is active because it takes work and isn’t natural for many of us.

Booknotes: Leadership Vertigo, Kidding Ourselves

Leading Blog

We need to consistently respond with an inquisitive mind , actively listening to our employees to learn from their experiences so that we can encourage them to share their creativity and insights. ☙ In Leadership Vertigo , authors S.

Listen for the Sound of Your Own Success

Great Leadership By Dan

When listeners feel like objects of a conversation rather than participants, they become defensive, put up barriers, and sometimes even ignore what we say, for good reason. Learn to Listen. The average person really only listens about 25 percent of the time.

Seven Subconscious Habits That Sabotage Your Ability to Listen – And Lead

Great Leadership By Dan

As you may have guessed, I realized it wasn’t my hearing that was defective – it was my listening. That event accelerated my interest in making listening a hallmark for me, not only as a coach, but in all aspects of my life. Becoming a highly skilled listener is one of the most important tools in achieving remarkable transformation. A critical part of becoming a better listener is understanding and then overcoming these seven habits. ·

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Can Ya Hear Me Now?

Lead Change Blog

As I joined the many who enthusiastically celebrated the launch of Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead by Henry and Linda Kimsey-House over the past week, I also chose to take another look at their earlier book: Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives.

8 Key Steps on How to Become the Best Possible New Boss

Chart Your Course

Here’s an 8-step guide to begin building credibility, camaraderie, and teamwork as a manager: Listen up! One principal hallmark of a leader is active listening. People don’t quit their company; they quit their boss.

10 Ways to Keep Cool and Composed

Great Leadership By Dan

This post was originally recently published in SmartBlog on Leadership : When a leader blows up, loses their temper, or lets their emotions get the better of them they can quickly develop a reputation as volatile, moody, defensive, or having a lack of leadership presence. Practice active listening. When you feel that trigger and adrenaline rush, keep your mouth shut and listen.

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

Let's Grow Leaders

Develop targeted questions that you could ask each panel member based on their area of expertise. This shows you are an active listener and can help steer a conversation. Make each person feel valued and actively listen to their responses.

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Guide Conversations to Action with GROW

Nathan Magnuson

If so, you may have missed out on a development opportunity – both for that person and yourself. This is where your active listening skills come in handy. When was the last time someone came to you with a problem? Did you solve it for them?

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What Coaching Leaders Do Differently

Nathan Magnuson

Whether you have the opportunity to be coached or to be a coach, let’s take a look at six things coaching leaders do to develop others. Coaches Listen. Listening is hard work. When we take responsibility, we are developing ourselves.

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10 Essential Facilitation Skills for Meeting Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Teams will almost always develop better, more creative solutions than any one person could and will be more likely to support the implementation of the solutions. Active listening. A lot of meeting leaders think they know how to “run” a meeting. They may set an agenda, do most of the talking and make the decisions. While this may feel easy and efficient, it’s often a waste of people’s time and does not tap into the creative potential of the team.

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