I have spent the past 25 years studying, practicing, teaching, researching, and writing about LISTENING and its direct connection to LEADERSHIP. I have realized one main thing: IF YOU LISTEN BETTER, YOU WILL LEAD BETTER. Why? Because listening is at the core of all human behavior and especially at the root of effective leadership. Listening is the thing we do the most of in our life, except breathing.
ARE YOU ONE OF THEM? It’s estimated that the majority of adults do not have any formal listening education. Yet, the average person misunderstands, ignores or forgets at least 75% of what they listen to. ‘Listening’ is definitely not the same thing as ‘hearing’. The costs of poor listening are too high to ignore, including loss of relationships, opportunities, trust, respect, credibility, money, and even loss of life, just to name a few. People lose when they don’t listen!
This website contains both free and affordable resources for you to increase your LISTENING LEADERSHIP performance. It consists of articles, books, assessments, a blog, an app, one-on-one and group listening and leadership coaching, listening aids, courses, seminars, podcasts, speeches, and retreats.
I encourage you to invest your time, effort, and energy in your listening leadership performance. It is a lifelong process and the results will prove invaluable to you. It has for me. LISTENING PAYS!
Rick Bommelje, Ed.D., CLP
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When you listen you reach
into dark corners and
pull out your wonders.
When you listen your ideas
come in and out
like they were waiting in line.
Your ears don’t always listen,
It can be your brain, your
fingers, your toes.
You can listen anywhere.
Your mind might not want to go.
If you can listen you can find
answers to questions you didn’t know.
If you have listened, truly
listened, you don’t find your
~ Nick Penna, fifth grade
(In Poetic Medicine by John Fox)
I recently attended a meeting in which the purpose was for the senior leader to listen to ideas of others on his proposal. Unfortunately, one person dominated the time with an endless flow of personal opinion. Because of this long
When was the last time you facilitated a meeting and were not able to make progress because one or more participants dominated the conversation? Think about the lost time of meetings when the ‘motor mouth’ kicks in. There is a
10 STEPS TO LISTEN WITH TOTAL FOCUS TO A SPEAKER 1. Pay total attention to the speaker even if you don’t agree with them or even like them. 2. When you are listening, keep your eyes on their eyes. Don’t
Misty Haggard-Belford is a great example of a listening leader who although inundated daily with multiple messages, thoughtfully takes advantage of her thought-speed advantage while listening. Misty is a business owner and adjunct college professor and has recently been