Surviving Leadership Chaos
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Surviving Leadership Chaos
" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential

Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential | Surviving Leadership Chaos |

We create our own barriers to active listening, and our performance suffers accordingly.

Via Dr. Karen Dietz
donhornsby's insight:

(From the article): The failure to truly listen is a big barrier to high performance and performance improvement for most leaders and their teams. It takes deliberate effort to focus, get in the moment and strive to understand before moving to judgment. Starting today, use every encounter as an opportunity to strengthen your focus and understanding. Get this right and you’ll transform your own effectiveness and the effectiveness of those looking to you for leadership.

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

Karen's insights say it well.

Dr. 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?

Rescooped by donhornsby from Just Story It!

How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes

How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes | Surviving Leadership Chaos |
Paul Smith I recently spoke to Paul Smith, who is a consumer research executive, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and author of Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire (AMACOM Books, August,...


I've been following Dan Schawbel for years and was delighted to find that he recently interviewed colleague Paul Smith at Proctor and Gamble about his new book on storytelling and leadership titled Lead With A Story.


This interview with Paul that Dan conducted is chock full of good information about the need for leaders to develop storytelling as a core competence. And tips on how companies can make storytelling part of their leadership practices.


What I love about Paul's book is his identification of 21 common leadership challenges where storytelling can help. He based his conclusions on his interviews with 75+ CEOs and executives at companies around the world.


If you want to know more about storytelling and leadership, read this article and then get the book (I have no affiliation with Paul or his publisher).


You will have more tools at your disposal than when you started!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at ;

Via Dr. Karen Dietz
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