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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 [.].

Supervisory Leadership Development Workshop

Create Learning

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.

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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The Most Valuable Leadership Gift This Season

Linked 2 Leadership

One of the most important ways to lead with honor is actively listening to your colleague, team, and clients. Leading with Honor Coaching Article “Leadership Gift-Giving Pressure and the Value of Listening” You may be feeling the pressure of the gift-giving season.

Leaders: Mindful Responses to Resentful Employees

Linked 2 Leadership

Developing Mindful Responses to Resentful Employees Utilizing Active Listening Skills Active listening is comprised primarily of eliminating all distractions [.]. Authentic Leadership Coaching Corner Conflict Management Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Practical Steps to Influence anger management Coaching emotional intelligence fear of failure Leadership Development

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 [.].

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.

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.

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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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Common Mistakes Leaders Should Avoid

Eric Jacobson

Those are: Thinking That a Mission is Developed by a Single Leader -- Spiro explains that in order to have buy-in from across the organization, the creation of a mission requires negotiation and genuine input from across the organization.

The Leadership Law

Coaching Tip

That is why leadership development is not an event. Active Listening. Active listening is an old leadership communication technique that gets too little play these days, and not for any good reason. Don't just listen, listen actively. "Let

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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Avoid These Mission And Strategy Mistakes

Eric Jacobson

Those are: Thinking That a Mission is Developed by a Single Leader -- Spiro explains that in order to have buy-in from across the organization, the creation of a mission requires negotiation and genuine input from across the organization.

The Power of Vulnerability

Leading Blog

And hang up the cape. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. H ANG UP THE CAPE. Effectiveness in leadership is not about having all of the answers but not knowing and accessing the power of those you lead.

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Try To Avoid These Common Mistakes

Eric Jacobson

Those are: Thinking That a Mission is Developed by a Single Leader -- Spiro explains that in order to have buy-in from across the organization, the creation of a mission requires negotiation and genuine input from across the organization.

Asking the Right Questions Often Leads to the Best Answer

Leading Blog

How will they affect your business, bottom line, organizational profile, personal happiness, or real-world activities? Listen: If you ask and don’t listen, you’re wasting everyone’s time. Then listen closely, actively. Listen for opportunities you hadn’t thought of.

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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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.

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. Develop and support others. What is required to become a mentor is that you have experience, have some development skills, and nurturing skills. Be an active listener.

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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.

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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Three Common Mistakes Leaders Should Avoid

Eric Jacobson

Those are: Thinking That a Mission is Developed by a Single Leader -- Spiro explains that in order to have buy-in from across the organization, the creation of a mission requires negotiation and genuine input from across the organization.

Common Mistakes Leaders Should Avoid

Eric Jacobson

Those are: Thinking That a Mission is Developed by a Single Leader -- Spiro explains that in order to have buy-in from across the organization, the creation of a mission requires negotiation and genuine input from across the organization.

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.

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.

Mastering the Art of Coaching

Great Leadership By Dan

This is what coaches do; engage in dialogue that helps others learn, develop and perform at higher levels. An art form is generally considered to be any human activity that can be regarded as an expression of creativity, and the best coaches do bring their very best creative talents into the coaching conversation. Practical interpersonal and communication skills such as active listening, giving feedback and asking good questions are all important elements of good coaching.

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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Leaders: Avoid These Common Mistakes

Eric Jacobson

Those are: Thinking That a Mission is Developed by a Single Leader -- Spiro explains that in order to have buy-in from across the organization, the creation of a mission requires negotiation and genuine input from across the organization.

Ten Tips for Improving Your Social Skills

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

Practice “active listening&#. Before jumping in with a suggestion or criticism, bite your tongue and instead listen or ask for clarification. Leadership developmentTen Tips for Improving Your Social Skills.

Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Policy & controls development with implementation. Actively listens while proactively accepting critique from subordinates, executives and board members. Defining the position of the lead security person in an enterprise can be a challenging and sometimes confusing task.

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