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Leadership & The Power of Listening
By Mike Myatt
Great leaders are great listeners, and therefore my message today is a simple one â€“ talk less and listen more. The best leaders are proactive, strategic, and intuitive listeners. They recognize knowledge and wisdom are not gained by talking, but by listening. Take a moment and reflect back on any great leader who comes to mindâ€¦youâ€™ll find they are very adept at reading between the lines. They have the uncanny ability to understand what is not said, witnessed, or heard. In todayâ€™s post Iâ€™ll quickly examine the merits of developing your listening skills. Warning: this post isnâ€™t going to coddle you and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy â€“ it is rather blunt and to the point.
Want to become a better leader? Stop talking and start listening. Being a leader should not be viewed as a license to increase the volume of rhetoric. Rather astute leaders know there is far more to be gained by surrendering the floor than by dominating it. In this age of instant communication everyone seems to be in such a rush to communicate whatâ€™s on their mind, they fail to realize the value of everything that can be gleaned from the minds of others. Show me a leader who doesnâ€™t recognize the value of listening to others and Iâ€™ll show you a train-wreck in the making.
In other posts Iâ€™ve pointed out it is simply not possible to be a great leader without being a great communicator. This partially accounts for why we donâ€™t encounter great leadership more often. The big miss for most leaders is they fail to understand the purpose of communication is not to message, but to engage â€“ THIS REQUIRES LISTENING. Donâ€™t be fooled into thinking being heard is more important than hearing. The first rule in communication is to seek understanding before seeking to be understood. Communication is not a one way street. Iâ€™ve interviewed and worked with some of the most noted leaders of our time, and to the one, they never miss an opportunity to listen. In fact, they aggressively seek out new and better ways to listen.
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