Category Archive: Listening

7 Ways Successful Managers Interrupt

Successful managers have bad manners, sometimes. You aren’t going far if you don’t learn how to interrupt people who talk too much. Managing isn’t therapy.   Interrupt: Successful managers have bad manners when… Continue reading

Five Things That Go Up When Leaders Listen

Ears expand influence. Leaders spend too much time thinking about talking and too little working on listening. What would happen to the people around you if you were more excited to listen than speak?… Continue reading

The Best Thing to do For Yourself in 2016

You want to teach, achieve results, and make meaningful contributions. But, the thing that will make the biggest difference for your leadership is learning. In the end, learning comes first. Learning precedes achievement.… Continue reading

Why Leaders Don’t Listen

When was the last time someone let you know you mattered by listening to you? Real listening is the dodo bird of leadership. 13 reasons leaders don’t listen: Time. Be honest. You don’t have… Continue reading

Connecting with Elders and Power Brokers

Know-it-alls never ask real questions. Leaders who always know; dominate, dictate, alienate, isolate, and eventually stagnate. Young and old often know too much and ask too little. The most uninteresting person is the one… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: 12 Ways to Get People to Listen to You

Forget leading if no one’s listening. The right to be heard is earned. After a recent presentation, I was asked, “How do I deal with someone who isn’t listening to me?” 12 ways… Continue reading