Tag Archives: listening

Want to succeed? Help others to succeed

We read that empathy in the workplace (or indeed anywhere) is important. How about compassion? What’s the difference? A client and I were discussing this recently and so we looked up the definitions. The Cambridge Dictionary defines empathy as follows: … Continue reading

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How can we better understand one another?

As I mentioned last time, we live in a complex and hectic world. I’ve had Elvis Costello’s song ‘Peace, love and understanding’ on the brain for a while now and have been thinking about potential reasons for misunderstanding each other. … Continue reading

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Do you want your group to make better decisions? Try a stepladder!

Here is a scenario which has come up in discussions with several of my coaching clients over the years: do you recognise it? You are in a meeting where it seems that the same people contribute all the time. You … Continue reading

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Are you all ears? How can you be a better listener?

Effective listening is essential to my work as a coach: I think it’s pretty key to my role as a wife, daughter, sister and friend too. I’m always on the look out (or should that be ‘I’m always listening out … Continue reading

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We would all like to be heard

I’m delighted to be writing about one of my favourite subjects over at Henpicked.net: please click on over to Let’s rediscover the lost art of listening to read more. Thanks Michelle Turning over pebbles is the blog of Thinking Space … Continue reading

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Are you listening carefully?

In a recent coaching session, Pete and I were talking about his team  and in particular the effectiveness of his one-to-ones. Pete felt that he and his team members did a lot of talking but then they came out of … Continue reading

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Is this the biggest barrier to effective communication?

Imagine this situation: a friend is talking to you, and very quickly, you feel that you have just the answer he needs so you’re carefully crafting your response before he’s even finished speaking. You can’t understand why he looks a bit … Continue reading

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