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Listening Skills

Riding for Tomorrow: Relationships Over Results

Elin Barton | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Elin Barton

By nature I'm not a patient person. I like seeing results, and my preferred timeframe is generally "now". Give me a problem and I immediately want ...

6 Tips for Fun and Success: Notes From the Real World

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Sulkowski

I'm proud to call Greg my former student. At a recent meet-up we realized that, whatever we do, six maxims exist for generating and enjoying good outc...

This Is The Key To Heating Up Your Sex Life

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

In a committed relationship, it's easy to feel so comfortable that we begin taking each other for granted. Instead of being excited and engaged by our partner like we were at the beginning of the relationship, later on we tend to focus on the things we worry about instead, letting the romance and our fascination with our partner take a backseat to the stresses of daily life

5 Choices of Listening: Intentional Leaders Choose Wisely

Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner

It is no secret that effective leadership requires strong listening skills. However, most of us are never taught how to listen to understand.

Master of Silent Advice

Janet Bertolus | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Janet Bertolus

It's a very masculine trait, problem solving, one of the last remaining vestiges of working in a male dominated career and all those years of making it a priority to develop only the male side of my personality.

This Is How You Listen to a Dying Person

Susan R. Dolan | Posted 10.11.2015 | Fifty
Susan R. Dolan

A gentle word of caution: It is hard to imagine the total, bottom-of-the-glass exhaustion that many dying people feel as life ebbs away. The effort to turn in bed, or even lift a cup to sip water can seem impossible.

How to Be a Better Listener

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Listening with intention is not always an easy task. In our daily lives, we are full steam ahead with demanding schedules, tasks, to-do lists and family obligations. We often do not take the time to process a person's entire message before responding.

Here's the Method Master Coaches Use to Create Trust

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

Today I was on a coaching call and I was scared. It was the first five minutes of the conversation and I had this feeling that I've had before: this feeling that I have no idea what I'm doing.

What Game of Thrones Can Teach Us About Spa Retail Training

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Changing the way your therapists deliver customer service at your spa through training is no easy task. Game of Thrones shows us that the road to success may be rife with drama but in the end for your customers, brand and team, it will be worth the journey.

The Power of Keeping It Personal

Eric Ludwig | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric Ludwig

Technology has made it so easy to reach so many people in such a short period of time which is an amazing business tool and a way to keep tabs on a great number of people, but we're turning away from the personal touch. Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail are convenient ways to keep in touch with coworkers, friends, and colleagues but they often fail to make or develop deep connections.

Why Emotional Intelligence Affects the Bottom Line

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

There are five parts of communication -- what's said, what's not said, words, tone of voice, and body language. Active listening is the process of fully attending to all parts of someone's communication.

Leadership Lessons from the Kitchen: What Mother's Day Brunch Can Teach Us About Teamwork

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Today, I'd like you to join me at brunch, my favorite meal. Before you start salivating over the idea of a Croque Monsieur, I should tell you that you'll be joining me in the kitchen. Not just any kitchen--the kitchen of a busy restaurant.

Secrets of a Successful Divorce Mediation

Alison Patton | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Alison Patton

Sometimes spouses still can't hear or relate to one another's perspective, even after mediation, but as long as the mediator listens and can honor each spouse's feelings, that can be enough to get the parties to a resolution.

Are We Good Listeners?

Rose Caiola | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Society teaches us to always be "on"--we're programmed to respond and fix it, whatever it may be. We've been taught to become uncomfortable with quiet, stillness, and silence. We don't know what to do with the open spaces, what to do with ourselves.

How Are You the Solution to Someone's Problem?

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Small Business
Shawn Tolleson

Instead of walking around looking at everyone as the potential solution to your own problem, you're actually listening for what their problems are. It's like changing the glasses through which you look at the world.

How To Listen Like A Pro

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Rather than thinking about a response, try to understand what they're going through at an emotional level. For example, if a friend tells you about losing a job, think about their situation and how it might impact them, not how you would feel if you were in their situation.

Listen Like You Mean It

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Active, conscious, wholehearted listening isn't easy. It demands patience, compassion, sustained concentration, and a willingness to set aside ego, but committing to this level of listening opens the floodgates for powerful communication.

What's in Your Mindful Toolbox? A Singing Bowl

Bonnie Levine, MA | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Levine, MA

We listened to the sound of the singing bowl on the first day of school. Actually, we listened to the sound of the bowl every day during the first week. The children were drawn to the bowl or the bell, as we sometimes called it.

This School Year, I Will Be Mostly Listening

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 08.03.2015 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

When I learned how to really listen, I gave my children the gift of acceptance, regardless of the emotion it was they were feeling.

3 Things My Toddler Taught Me About Life

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

While I have been trying to teach him, he has been teaching me quite a bit about life and how to be successful. Skeptical that a toddler can do that? Well, consider this...

5 Skills of Really Amazing Listeners

| Kevin Duam | Posted 06.10.2014 | Small Business

Most people like to think what they have to say is important. If you or I make the effort to share thoughts, feelings, or knowledge, then we want to b...

Develop an Acute Ability to Listen

Ted Rubin | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

With all the sales training offered out there, the most often overlooked and simplest to execute is the 'art of listening.' Unfortunately, the typical sales person always has something more to say and a difficult time shutting up.

Three Ways to Be a Better Listener

Tani Brown | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel
Tani Brown

Respond, don't react. Rather than listening with the intent of speaking, listen with absolutely zero intention other than discovery. Don't react to what you hear, but respond to it at a later time.

How to Stop an Argument in Its Tracks

Andrea Wachter | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

If you are someone who finds yourself in too many argumentative conversations, give some of these tips a try. You will be amazed at how easy it is to stop an argument in its tracks.

Joan Moran: 5 Ways to Nurture Love

Red Room | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

Here are 5 ways that people in loving relationships can nurture their love, provide emotional guidance and support, and build a strong foundation for lasting love.