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7 Rules of Listening, Really Listening

7 Rules of Listening, Really Listening | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

[Good storytelling requires good listening.]

 

I listened while she talked, and although we both dropped a few jokes every now and then, I can see that her work situation was definitely weighing her down. The “rant” winded down after a while. She then heaved a sigh of relief and said, “What do you think?”

 

It was my turn to talk. I expressed my thoughts and told her how I think she should deal with this co-worker, nothing earth shattering, mind you, just pieces of advice she probably already figured out but only needed validation.

After that, I joked, “So you dragged me out on a rant date?” We both laughed and she said, “Sorry, I just needed somebody to listen.”

 

Thinking about this, I asked the question, what makes a good listener? What does it mean to truly listen as family or friends pour their heart out or share their problems to you?

 

Here are seven reminders I think we could all use the next time someone asks us to listen, really listen.


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Obama's Leadership Style

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This week I have been observing Obama's leadership style from the view of a leadership style expert for 30 years, Economist, Applied Behavioral Scientist and Change Leadership Expert, and it is fascinating.
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The Leaders Five-Question Heart Check | Mass Ingenuity

The Leaders Five-Question Heart Check | Mass Ingenuity | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leaders need to have a heart.If it is your job to guide human beings to be their very best, you need to look at your underlying assumptions about people (The Leader’s Five-Question Heart Check http://t.co/hoFWpnmf...
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A Beekeeper's Perspective on Risk

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A decade ago, I embarked on a new hobby — one that many more people have taken up in the meantime. I became a beekeeper. At the same time, I became a bee observer.
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5 Ways to Become a More Authentic Leader

5 Ways to Become a More Authentic Leader | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leaders must be authentic if they are to connect with their followers. In this guest post by LaRae Quy, she shares what she learned as a former undercover FBI agent about authenticity when her life was on the line.
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Four Ways to Become a More Interactive Leader

Four Ways to Become a More Interactive Leader | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Until recently, organizational leaders had no choice but to rely on communication channels that were one-way in structure, and on communication practices that were one-way in spirit.
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The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives

The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
If you exhibit several of these traits, now is the time to stamp them out from your repertoire. If your boss or several senior executives at your company exhibit several of these traits, now is the time to start looking for a new job.

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Why Caring Leaders Will Be Talent Magnets In A Revived Economy

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RT @AMAnet: Why Caring Leaders Will Be Talent Magnets In A Revived Economy.
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5 Leadership Skills that are Essential | Incedo Group

5 Leadership Skills that are Essential | Incedo Group | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A leader is differentiated from the former by a set of good leadership skills among which include Passion About Vision, Ability To Delegate and Integrity.
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Great Leadership: 10 Essential Leadership Models

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While there have been thousands of books written about leadership, there are a handful of leadership models that have served me well as a leader and leadership development practitioner. These are the tried and true models that have shifted my thinking about leadership and help create teachable leadership moments for others.

 

Here are 10 leadership models that I believe any leader or aspiring leader should be familiar with :


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Leadership From a 3,000 ft. Perspective: Envisioning a bridge from where you are to where you want to go

Leadership From a 3,000 ft. Perspective:  Envisioning a bridge from where you are to where you want to go | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

I read a lot of books. On average, I read about one book every week. Since the beginning of this year, I’ve made it a practice to read the books of experts whom I interview for the 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Successinterview series.

 

Recently I completed reading “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road” to prepare for an upcoming interview with one of the authors, Jamie Flinchbaugh.

 

This is an exceptionally good book not only for its coverage of lean concepts, but also for highlighting the critical role of leadership in successfully transforming an organization from its current state to an ideal, future state.

 

One notion about leadership in the book that particularly resonated with me was –

 

“The single biggest failure of leadership is a failure to reflect.”


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Want Inspired Employees? Start With Yourself - TIME

Want Inspired Employees? Start With Yourself - TIME | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Want Inspired Employees? Start With YourselfTIMEMohan Nair, chief innovation officer of Cambia Health Solutions and author of “Strategic Business Transformation: The 7 Deadly Sins to Overcome,” shared eight ...
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The Difference Between Being a Good Man and Being a Perfect Man

The Difference Between Being a Good Man and Being a Perfect Man | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The word “good” has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.


-Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

Progressive minded individuals such as myself have a tendency to over-romanticize certain character ideals. I have learned in recent years to take a more pragmatic and realistic approach to my own expectations about the kind of man I can actually be. Being a good man and a perfect man are not and can never be the same thing. Self-actualization is cyclical and consists of many steps backwards before we eventually reach our goal of being the best person we can be.


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Leadership Lessons From Lebron James - Forbes

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ForbesLeadership Lessons From Lebron JamesForbesHere are four fundamental leadership lessons from that experience. ...
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Leadership’s Most Perplexing People Decision

Leadership’s Most Perplexing People Decision | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Save-the-day leaders weaken others but delay is dangerous.

People problems that hang-on are like dripping faucets. Delay escalates irritation. Solutions-now, however, seldom works; people need time.

The challenge of delay is choosing
the moment to step in.


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Five Essential Skills for Leadership in the 21st Century | Psychology Today

Five Essential Skills for Leadership in the 21st Century | Psychology Today | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Who You Are and Whether You Care are Just as Important as What You Do By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D....
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Leadership’s Most Neglected Virtue

Leadership’s Most Neglected Virtue | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Few things are more devastating than being used and abused by those you support. Disloyalty burns like no other burn. 


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Authentic Leadership

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Bill George, Harvard Business School professor and author of "True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership".
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Ethics in Leadership: The 8 Rules to Protect Corporate Power - Forbes

Ethics in Leadership: The 8 Rules to Protect Corporate Power - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
ForbesEthics in Leadership: The 8 Rules to Protect Corporate PowerForbesThere is an oft-quoted statement from the 19thcentury moralist and historian Lord Acton that says, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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The 5 traits of radically successful people ~ Social Business Today

Success—while defined by everyone on their own terms—is something that truly manifests itself once you make that mind-set shift and tell yourself it’s go time. Are you ready to make that shift?

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Listening in the Age of Attention Deficit: Part I

Listening in the Age of Attention Deficit: Part I | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
RT @mikehenrysr: RT @SusanMazza Listening in the Age of Attention Deficit: Part I http://t.co/4UyBRVSN #leadership...
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What Exit Interviews Reveal About Why Employees Leave

What Exit Interviews Reveal About Why Employees Leave | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

From a PwC study of 19,000+ employees who completed exit interviews with PwC clients, the results are clear. Five out of the 10 reasons are directly related to supervisor skills or lack thereof (I include recognition for contributions in this category as too often this is fully reliant on the supervisor).

Indeed, employees do leave managers, not companies.


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5 Steps to Make the Difficult Leadership Conversation Easier

5 Steps to Make the Difficult Leadership Conversation Easier | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
She walks past your office.  Upon noticing her you get a heavy feeling in the pit of your stomach.  You know you have to address the situation.  It’s been dragging on for weeks now and at times it feels as if it is all you can think about.

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How Hard Work Impacts the Entrepreneur’s Lifestyle [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Hard Work Impacts the Entrepreneur’s Lifestyle [INFOGRAPHIC] | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

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Rebuilding Honesty in Leadership

Rebuilding Honesty in Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
one of the greatest costs of gain through dishonesty is the resulting apathy, disengagement, and lower productivity of the people who realize integrity and effort are not the way to get ahead.

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The original post was moved during a site upgrade.  It can be accessed here:


http://www.aboutleaders.com/rebuilding-honesty-in-leadership/