October 19, 2019

The use of electronics has created unlimited opportunities for us to contact the people in our world. However, this interconnectedness has an extremely high cost. As I mentioned last week, our listening skills are getting weaker every year.

For the first time in our his...

June 16, 2017

She came up with the idea after hearing a Mother’s Day Sermon and wondered why there wasn’t a special day to honor all dads.

January 27, 2017

Even small acts of generosity, like holding the door for people behind you and inviting someone in a hurry to go first when you’re waiting in line, have a positive impact on the people you choose to help.

March 31, 2016

When you think you ‘know it all’, the natural response is to provide a solution, give advice or just pretend to listen. In these situations, the individual who wanted their leader to learn more about their facts and feelings got a lecturer instead of a listener.

March 18, 2016

The first step to becoming a better listener is to raise your awareness of when you’re not really listening. In the moment you notice you’re not paying attention to someone who needs to be heard, you can choose to change.

October 12, 2015

In addition, our good listening role models are becoming extinct. Every day we are being bombarded with people more interested in telling their stories or giving advice than listening to what others have to say. Turn on any radio talk show or television news program th...

January 15, 2015

We all know we need to listen better but it’s very hard to do. Fortunately, we have many opportunities to practice. The next time a co-worker, client, family member or friend starts speaking to you, just take a deep breath and be quiet until they finish their thought....

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