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Who do you think is the better listener in this video? Let me know your thoughts on the blog! The best questions beg an answer, spark innovation, diffuse negative conflict, and build influence.  Would you like to receive a question of the day? to receive this daily in...

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What does catching a ball and good communication have in common? Good communication happens when you receive what is being said before responding! Listening and acknowledging go a long way before talking. You can’t throw a ball until you receive it! The best...

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How do you open someone’s mind when it is like a closed door? Avoid just blurting out your opinion or your facts. This often creates puts a bolt in an already closed door. Instead: First clarify your intention, ask questions to learn about his or...

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What if you consciously listened more than talking today? Listening is a gift to both you and the other person. Most people rarely feel heard…give this gift and it will give back to you many fold. If you must say something, ‘tell me more’ is perfect!...

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How about making this a day of listening? Speak only when you must. Giving someone your attention is a generous gift. Most people aren’t really heard. Maybe that’s why people keep repeating themselves, talk loud or give up. I am always surprised what...

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When you think of someone you disagree with, what have you done to actively understand him or her? A sincere, “Tell me more about how you see this?” can transform the relationship. Sincere is the operative word.  Centering helps you to set aside your ‘point of...