For Gods Sake, Listen to Me!!

I’m sitting in a small outside dining area at my client’s office taking lunch, discretely eavesdropping on a meeting between a manager and her employee. It’s been 10 minutes now and the guy (employee) hasn’t managed to get a word in. Literally, every time he opens his mouth, she interrupts…

 

Managers and Leaders: Please listen to your people!!

I think this is one of the absolutely most important keys to successful leadership.

 

Real listening is all about Active Empathy. All you have to do is drop your ego, ask open questions and drill down to get some real understanding…

…not seeing any of that right now!!!

 

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About Dan Steer

Wandering corporate trainer, learning and development consultant, conference speaker and professional El-Magico. I help people get better at stuff by creating and facilitating Infinite Learning © opportunities. The world would be a better place if everyone was doing what he loved and doing it well. I am working to bring out the "El Magico" in everybody. Training in presentation and communication skills, leadership, social media for learning and marketing, learning and development management + personal effectiveness.

Posted on September 5, 2012, in Communication, Leadership and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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