Tag archive: listening

Thoughts about the generosity of listening …

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Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice but we don’t have to do anything else. 

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How well do you listen?

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Do you listen well? How would you know? Really that is a judgement made by others. Listening is an act of generosity. This is a generosity that is not always evident.

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6 tips for reducing conflict

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Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash.com

How do you “dial back conflict”? Interestingly, it is more about being vulnerable than appearing strong. So says Nadia Lopez an educator who works in difficult contexts. She has tips to share.

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How to initiate effective dialogue?

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Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash.com

Leaders who listen achieve breakthroughs. What about you? How’s your listening? More importantly, how is your dialogue?

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Three tips for managing difficult conversations

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Truly listening to someone is one of the greatest gifts of generosity you can make. It is also a key component to being able to manage difficult conversations. Here are three tips that will aid you in being more effective in ALL conversations – not just the difficult ones.

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Thoughts about the inner voice

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Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself.
Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.
~ Dogen (Japanese Buddhist monk & philosopher)

 

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