Tag Archives: listening

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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What does listening mean? Thoughts on World Listening Day

Did you know that 18 July is World Listening Day? Neither did I until recently. As a big fan of the art of listening, I wanted to know more so I went to World Listening Project and discovered that the purposes … Continue reading

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Social jiu-jitsu in a Connection Economy

Recently I quoted Maya Angelou – ‘People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel’. When I ask for feedback from my coaching clients, they often talk about … Continue reading

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‘Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking you are boring somebody’

That was the advice of the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan, Helen Gurley Brown, who died earlier this week. I think we’ve all met people who talk to you as though they are delivering a lecture rather than engaging in a … Continue reading

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I heard that! Pardon?

Have you ever noticed that in your family there are certain expressions which have passed into common use but you don’t really know where they came from? ‘I heard that! Pardon?’ is one of ours. It came to mind today … Continue reading

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