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7 Indispensable Secrets to Becoming a Better Listener

Remember when you were a kid, and you had a knock-down, blow-out fight with your parents? It could have been about anything, really; and chances are it was about something that, in retrospect, was moronic on your part (or was it just me?). A common refrain, though, in the aftermath and while debriefing your friends[…]

4 Ways Leaders Don’t Really Listen

(A version of this post originally appeared on CU Insight.) As the magical line from The Princess Bride goes, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means”. And our teammates? They may not mean what we think they mean either. Or what we’re assuming they mean. Or[…]

7 Body Language Myths Leaders Can’t Believe

Based on body language alone, that guy in the background is undoubtedly pondering the deeper things of life. Who am I? Why am I here? I wonder if anyone’s ever been able to open a Capris Sun without some of it coming out the top? Human behavior is always on leaders’ minds, not to mention[…]

5 Tips for Leaders Who Listen

There just might be something to this whole listening thing. Thanks, Captain Obvious, you might be thinking. What you don’t know is that I actually have a whole superhero get-up I don when I transform into Captain Obvious. Like any superhero outfit, there are tights involved. I’ll spare you any further details. Listening is one[…]