Tag Archives: Listening

Just Say it

I hope you are in the habit of putting your brain in gear before opening your mouth when you have a conversation with another person – what I call a two-person conversation. This blog deals with the one-person conversation: The … Continue reading

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Use Your Listening Skills to Drive Better Decisions

This is Part 2 of my mini-series on Listening. Read Part 1 here. Now that you’ve had an opportunity to improve your listening skills, let’s focus on using these skills to make better decisions: Be contextual. Make sure you are … Continue reading

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Are You REALLY Listening? Part 1

Be honest – what kind of listener are you? I don’t know about you, but I am tired of others not really listening. These are the people who drive 55 mph in the left lane in a 65 mph zone, … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make Your Employees Feel Valued

“Feelings” are often a “dirty” word in the business arena. Many senior executives are not comfortable dealing with feelings, yet introducing humanity into your leadership persona (brand) is critical to your success – especially at the top of a great … Continue reading

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Be Understood, Not Just Heard!

Common Communications Challenge: After an in-depth conversation with one of your team members on a project, you may walk away feeling positive based on what you told him or her – that you are connected and aligned and that the agreed-upon … Continue reading

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The Secret to a Successful Leadership Resume

Common Taking Action Challenge: A headhunter or colleague calls to tell you about your ‘perfect’ new job. You want to move from a management to a leadership position or to a higher level of leadership. As you send out the … Continue reading

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Two Additional Promotions For Your High-Potentials

Common Developing Others Challenge: Formal promotions are scarce in today’s uncertain business environment and at the higher organizational levels; yet high performers require external validation and continual new challenges to feel their career is on track. In addition to exhibiting … Continue reading

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