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Find out what's really going on in your organisation (Listening - part 2)

Find out what's really going on in your organisation (Listening - part 2)

 

Only a fool thinks they have all the answers.  Don't be one - make sure you listen.

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If listening is not the most important skill in a leader's toolbox - what is it? (Listening - part 1)

If listening is not the most important skill in a leader's toolbox - what is it? (Listening - part 1)

Despite what so many would have us believe, listening is not the most important skill in a great leaders toolbox.

Don’t get me wrong – listening is essential. Richard Branson frequently points to listening as an absolutely critical factor in the success of Virgin.

But we don’t need Richard Branson to tell us this – look back over all the bosses you’ve ever had and split them into two columns – in the right column write the names of those who really listened to you, made sure they were interested in what you had to say and gave you a chance to say it, and in the left column put everyone else. Spot the pattern? I guarantee that your best bosses are on the right hand side. Nobody’s perfect, but we believe listening is one of the biggest factors when it comes to sorting the wheat from the chaff.   Why? Because leaders who listen get the most important principle of leadership – it’s not about them! They have the wisdom to shut up and listen and so their teams open up and deliver.

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