Tag Archive: Listening

7 Do’s and Don’ts for Getting the Most From the Smartest People in the Building

Isolated leaders are the dumbest people in the building. A nameplate on the door and a title after your name doesn’t make you smarter than people with dirt under their fingernails. Disconnected leaders – seduced… Continue reading

How to Energize Low-Energy Employees

Managers complain about pushing low-energy employees. Low-energy suggests lack of purpose, not lack of energy. Don’t try to energize low-energy employees. Help them connect with their purpose. Purpose pulls. You don’t push people who… 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

10 Ways to Solve Real Problems

Solving the wrong problem doesn’t help. Helping in the wrong way wastes time and resources. Worse yet, helping in the wrong way usually blows up in your face. Even though it might be… 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

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