Leadership Skill: Listening

Becoming a good leader requires a special kind of person.

To be a strong leader, you need to be able to focus on the details.

One of the details that many leaders rely on is listening to the people around them.

If you cannot listen, then you cannot lead.

How will you know what the people around you are thinking if you don’t listen?

Listening Helps You Learn

If you don’t ask questions and then listen to the answers, then how are you supposed to know what your team members are thinking?

There is more to listening than simply allowing the other party to speak.

When you listen, you take in the information that is being given to you and you process that information accordingly.

Whenever anyone around you speaks, you should be listening.

A good leader needs all of the valuable information she can get.

Listening Makes You Accessible

It only takes a moment for you to stop and listen to what a someone has to say, but that moment can create a lifelong bond that benefits both of you.

The people who are following you want to know that you are someone who is available for them when they need you. The only way to make people believe you are accessible is to stop and listen to them with all your heart.

Heart-Centered Listening®, is listening from your heart with laser focus and intent to hear.

This form of listening supports you to understand what is being said and felt by the speaker. When you take just a moment to listen, you will seem accessible to those who need you and that increases morale tremendously.

Listening Makes You A Better Leader

When you take the time to listen to your team, you are showing your them that you care. You are also taking in critical information that makes it easier for you to make decisions.

In the overall layout of what it means to be a great leader, the ability to listen to the people you are leading remains one of the most important skills to develop.

Hearing is easy but listening is essential.

It does not take much time for you to stop and listen to what someone has to say. But the information that you can obtain and the good vibes that you can create when you listen make listening an extremely important leadership skill for you to develop.

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