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Developing the art of listening for leadership and life
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Scharmer Theory U Model: Single Slide in PowerP...

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This single slide PPT features the 4 levels of listening identified by Otto Sharmer. Download this editable Scharmer Theory U slide for immediate use. Browse through our range of Editable Single Slide PowerPoint Products.

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From Management to Leadership: Next-Level Listening Skills » The Glass Hammer

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The Glass Hammer is an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.
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Why Leadership Means Listening

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Over the past several weeks, I interviewed a half-dozen well-known business leaders for a new book on communications. One theme came up repeatedly—great leaders are great listeners. Extraordinary men and women solicit feedback, listen to opinions, and act on that intelligence.

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Hosting From A Deeper Place: The Art of Hosting the Subtle

Hosting From A Deeper Place: The Art of Hosting the Subtle | Listening as Leadership | Scoop.it
The subtle and the physical.  Both are all around us all the time.  The eyes see the physical and we perceive it as "real", tangible.  It often takes more than the eyes to "see" or sense the subtle...
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Roger Sommerville's curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:41 PM
Using more than eyes - adding understanding capacity
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The Discipline of Listening

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As the up-and-coming vice president and CEO candidate for a Fortune 500 technology corporation sat before the CEO for his annual review, he was baffled to discover that the feedback from his peers, customers, direct reports, and particularly from...

 

For leaders, listening is a central competence for success. At its core, listening is connecting. Your ability to understand the true spirit of a message as it is intended to be communicated, and demonstrate your understanding, is paramount in forming connections and leading effectively. This is why, in 2010, General Electric—long considered the preeminent company for producing leaders—redefined what it seeks in its leaders. Now it places "listening" among the most desirable traits in potential leaders. Indeed, GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt has said that "humble listening" is among the top four characteristics in leaders.

Truly empathetic listening requires courage—the willingness to let go of the old habits and embrace new ones that may, at first, feel time-consuming and inefficient. But once acquired, these listening habits are the very skills that turn would-be leaders into true ones.

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Roger Sommerville's curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:50 PM

5 useful listening suggestions -

Slow Down to share the messages - I think all too often with those who hold an apparently lower rank we want to rush through to a decision in face to face situations but I suspect it's even worse in online situations - how often do you take your finger off the screen or hand off the mouse so you can absorb the messages you receive?

 

Reflection and time to re-think what we know helps make "listening" to electronic messages  an important set of skills. After all electronic connections give the chance to explore things further so we can share metacognitive processes to reach more deeply into understanding - PROVIDED WE LISTEN BY SLOWING DOWN!