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Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential - Information Management (blog)

Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential - Information Management (blog) | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential Information Management (blog) However, in working with leaders at all levels striving to strengthen their performance, listening skills aren't an issue some of the time; they are an issue nearly...

Via Karen Dietz, Bobby Dillard
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From the article:

 

A Warm-Up Exercise for Your Listening Skills

Find a friend and try the following activity:

Conduct a conversation where the only rule is that you and your communication partner must begin each sentence with the last word of your partner’s sentence.

 

Let this run for about three minutes or, until one of you bursts into laughter with some of the resultant silly sentences.

 

 

The payoff from this simple “active listening” activity courtesy of Val and Sarah Gee writing in “Business Improv” (check out my Leadership Caffeine podcast with the authors) is to remind you how difficult it is to stay in the moment and remain focused on the words of your colleague. It takes deliberate effort to silence the symphony (or cacophony) in your mind.

 

 

While you might drive everyone nuts if you practice this technique without them knowing the rules, let the activity serve as a reminder of your obligation to listen harder and seek to understand.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:52 PM

Karen's insights say it well.

Karen Dietz's comment, February 14, 2013 8:07 AM
Thank you Denyse, Al, and Ozzie for re-scooping and commenting!
Renee Stuart's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:30 PM

Are you just hearing others or truly listening to others?

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Gary Burnison considers leadership to be a privilege. Most people like the idea of leadership but few count the cost. He says, “To lead is to be all in, transparent and accessible, calm in the face of upset and even crisis, and always mindful that you are a steward of something bigger than yourself.”


Via Gary Morrison
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