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In the words of Stephen R. Covey, most people don't listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
Thanks for an engaging conversation on such an important topic, Al. It was a pleasure to record the programme with you.
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Do you seek to understand or do you seek to be understood?
This week, I dedicate the show to the concept of listening and Kevin Watson, an international leadership and culture change coach, shares some wonderful insights on the how to listen holistically, with the curiosity of a child.
As you will learn from Kevin:
Listening is a way of respecting and adapting our behavior towards others. This is a critical leadership competency if we want to be considered a leader.
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"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."~Tony RobbinsRegister for our upcoming webinar on communication and collaboration: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=25dfe7cdfcce9ec192dde8800&id=a873bb642f
Empathic listening deepend connection and intimacy.
A simple, easy to remember framework to make your meetings more productive, that you can put into action immediately.
Words of wisdom from the former Apple executive.
"Some people have a way of making the complex clear. They know who they are, why they do what they do, and where they want to go. Because they have internalized all this, they are able to sharply crystallize ideas and vision. They speak in simple, relatable terms. And they can get a lot accomplished.
Making your words understandable and inspirational isn’t about dumbing them down. Instead, it requires bringing in elements such as anecdote, mnemonic, metaphor, storytelling, and analogy in ways that connect the essence of a message with both logic and emotion. Almost everyone leading or creating has a vision, but the challenge is often expressing it in ways that relate and connect. Quick, think of some former Presidents of the United States and presidential candidates. Which ones are most memorable? Which ones are most likable? Which ones won? The leaders who stick in your mind are likely the ones who humanize their message and deliver it in ways that connect with everyone at some level, in turn inspiring others to relate to them while better appreciating the mission at hand."
Hubris is like a disease that can infect your top employees. Find out how to identify and treat it before it harms your business.
As your role grows in scale and influence, so too must your ability to listen. But listening is one of the toughest skills to master — and requires uncovering deeper barriers within oneself.
While tactically there are many ways to strengthen your listening skills, you must focus on the deeper, internal issues at stake to really improve. Listening is a skill that enables you to align people, decisions, and agendas. You cannot have leadership presence without hearing what others have to say.
If you meet a leader who’s a loner, who doesn’t communicate, who’s not engaged, who seems removed and not trusting, it’s probably not because they enjoy solitude or disengagement. It’s far more likely that they have been disappointed. We get disappointed when… People say they are
Those of us, who have experienced disappointment need to be reminded that in this corridor we have doors to the left and to the right. These are the doors made for our choosing.
And as leaders, we must choose to:...
Culture eats strategy for breakfast, technology for lunch, and products for dinner, and soon thereafter everything else too.Why? Because company culture, a concept pioneered by Edgar Schein, is the operationalizing of an organization’s values. Culture guides employee decisions about both technical business decisions and how they interact with others. Good culture creates an internal coherence in actions taken by a very diverse group of employees.
This is a great article, it gets to the heart of the matter of the what , how and why we are developing Kudos.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast, technology for lunch, and product for dinner" - this quote describes how a great culture holds a team together and guides them.
It is easy to have a engagement success when everything is going right. It also can make a company lazy, wasteful and forget what made them successful in the first place.
What separates the good from the great companies is how everyone reacts when the going gets tough, the unexpected happens or great challenges are ahead.
If you focus on your culture, define your mission, vision and values and live it everyday - the company with a good culture will persevere and overcome challenges because their people want to be there, want to succeed, and care.
So in the end you create engagement by focusing on your culture and you have a better chance of being successful if you have highly engaged team members.
Kudos purpose is to help companies create the culture they want by adding a healthy does of appreciation with enhanced communication.
You market to your clients and try to get them to believe in your product - market to your team and try to get them, to believe in your company.
If you get the culture right everything else falls into place.
Machiavelli was a Great Teacher of Leadership, so we should take into account some of his leadership rules rather than as guidebook for cheaters and liars.
It was one of those moments that you wanted to take back right after it happened. I was discussing some equipment concerns with Sid, our facilities d...
Integrity, commitment, accountability, and authenticity create transformational leadership and breakthrough performance.
Transformational leadership begins when we are ourselves, transformed.
Successful leaders turn problems into opportunities. Your bad boss is an opportunity to develop ten essential leadership qualities. Think of a bad boss as a catalyst that propels your leadership jo...
Lessons From Lincoln: 5 Leadership Tips History And Science Agree On TIME Into Thin Air · It's Mary Barra's GM Now. What made him such an extraordinary leader? And does modern research back up his methods?
Some great lessons from a great man.
טיפים למנהיגות מצליחה, כאלה שכולם מסכימים להם
Basic reminders on leadership traits that stand the test of time.
The cofounder of Pixar Animation Studios recalls how a serious organizational rift led him to a new sense of mission - and how it helped Pixar develop a more open and sustainable creative culture.
Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz said it best: “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Decades of business consulting and coaching have taught me a lot about the value of thoughtful questions. I can distill it into [...]
Executive coach Kate Lanz looks at how to maximise the brain’s full potential for sustainable leadership.
Do you have any habits you're trying to change? Here are 3 smart rules to follow when changing habits of any type.
I have always admired people who have made a significant impact, and have been inspirational people. There are many people who particularly inspire me
Leadership moves beyond US vs Them. Stop putting people in boxes and engage with individuals to build bridges, not walls.
To be a leader today in almost any organization means you are daily, if not hourly, bombarded with problems and challenges that don’t have clear-cut “right” answers. Or, even more confounding, there are many “right” answers, depending on your perspective.
Resolving differences in uncertain conditions - critical #leadership trait.
Companies pursuing flat management structures and more accountability for employees are deciding to do without a traditional human-resources department, finding other ways to manage hiring, firing and benefits.
If your team has as much teamwork as a box of crayons without a child to guide them, don't blame them. Consider what you may be doing to inadvertently sabotage their teamwork. 5 Ways You're Sabotag
Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
When it comes to leadership it's your mindset that matters most. In this article there are five simple exercises adapted from the book, Centered Leadership that can help you become more aware of your mind-sets.
One of the most important characteristics of leadership is integrity. Integrity means you are true to your word in all you do and people can trust you because you do what you say. The word integrit...
From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
Do you know your audience's resonant frequency? Every time you present to a group -- whether that be your colleagues, management team, the CEO, company investors, your customers, or conference attendees -- you have an opportunity to connect. However, transmission is only the tip of the iceberg. What all great presenters and communicators have in common is their ability to get you started on a journey -- one that will prompt you to do something differently. What causes this change? One of my favorite visual storytellers, Nancy Duarte, has written a remarkable guide on how to present visual stories that transform. Resonate (Amazon affiliate link) is a must read -- buy a copy for every member of your team and see the impact on results directly. The book will teach you how to give a presentation and change the world. Changing the world is hard, and you can do that only when the ideas you present connect with people. Stories convey meaning and resonate with people. They are the hero, not you. Therefore every time you present, you're given an opportunity to plan a journey, tune into the audience's resonant frequency, and move to action. [more on why stories Resonate here] I had the opportunity to ask Nancy Duarte a few questions recently. Here is our conversation. +++ Great communicators have the ability to go beyond holding attention to moving audiences. The best literally march words into action as it was said about Sir William Churchill. Many have talked about...
Sustainable leadership requires tools and resources. Here are a few of mine.
So many times we allow our assumptions to deceive us.
Leadership and self mastery requires us to question the lies our assumptions may be telling us in order to avoid unnessesary conflict.
Question your assumptions, always!