Are we really listening?
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In this episode we explore what it really means to listen as a leader. Listening isn’t just about what you hear through your ears but what you see and experience. Working out who to listen to and how is one thing but you also need to decide what to do with what you are hearing.

  • 04:27  – cutting through the noise
  • 07:39 – what have you put in place to listen well?
  • 09:14 – don’t just listen to those who shout loudest
  • 15:52 – what gets in the way of truly listening?
  • 21:21 – reading the room
  • 23:43 – you can’t promise to fix everything 
  • 30:55 – our top takeaways

As always we share our top takeaways and in this episode we ask you to consider the channels and mechanisms you have in place to listen as a leader. And we encourage you to work on not taking feedback personally or being overwhelmed by the idea of actively listening. Remember to be present when you are listening. 

We reference statistics from the Forbes article ‘6 Ways Effective Listening Can Make You A Better Leader’

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