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Effective Leadership Tools: The Power of Mindful Listening

October 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Steven R. Covey My mantra for coaching leaders and anyone working on their relationships: “Listen, listen, listen…think…act…repeat.” Becoming a better leader requires a host of skills, not least of which is learning to listen effectively. Yet when we think of communications skill development we think of speaking and the need to inspire others. We get consumed by telling people what to do or making a point. We forget to make listening a priority. It makes sense when you think about it, how can one inspire others without listening to their wants, needs, and desires? Listening to others conveys engagement, empathy and respect, […]

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