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Listening Skills

The sky is blue. The sky is beautiful. What's more useful?

Peter Aceto | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

Two people can look at the same situation at the same time yet still see different things. For this reason, among many, humans are endlessly fascinati...

The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want

Pam Nochlin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Books
Pam Nochlin

Dave Kerpen, Founder & CEO of Likeable Local, a social media agency and NY Times best-selling author recently published; "The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want."

Be Present When it Matters

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parents need to be around when it matters for their kids - crisis times such as down days, difficult exams, relationship breakdowns, changes in family dynamics and important transition times. How do you know what stresses them out? How do you make it clear that you are available anytime your child needs to talk.

What's The Parenting Style Of Thinking Parents?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Children are growing accustomed to visiting friends' homes that are very different from their own and accepting changes in their friends' lives. The key to learning and accepting the unknown is for parents and children to be able to talk about what they don't understand.

The Benefit Of Shutting Up: A Letter To The Social Media Generation

Hannah Rosenboom | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Hannah Rosenboom

I truly believe we could go places together -- we could change things -- if we'd only recover the lost art of listening.

Truly Smart People Have One Skill That Others Often Don't

Quora | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business

Why are some very smart people so quiet? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peopl...

I am a bad, BAD listener. How about you?

Greg Savage | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Greg Savage

I like to think I am a solid communicator, and it's true I can write a pithy paragraph, and contrive a sound argument. I can communicate ideas from a ...

Active Listening to Improve... Everything

Susie Wolbe | Posted 04.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

How often do you listen to the woes of a friend of family member, and do only that: just listen? While many of us want to try to offer a solution and help solve problems for others, active listening may just be the biggest gift you can offer to someone else.

5 Things Having A Flat Tire Taught Me About Life

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 04.06.2016 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

The other day I had a flat tire. So now, as a nod to my now-deceased father, and a lesson to the rest of you, I share my revelations from the other side of a flat tire.

6 Simple Steps That Could Keep Your Marriage Off the Divorce Court

Toby Nwazor | Posted 04.05.2016 | Divorce
Toby Nwazor

The number of marriages that end up in divorce every year is startling. In fact, 5000 couples are said to divorce every year in China. Divorce is not...

Are You Listening to Your Preschooler?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

The best parenting style for preschoolers is one that builds self-confidence. Using Parental Intelligence always helps. Three and four-year-olds are v...

Listen: How to Trump Trump and Make America Greater Than Ever

Kai Degner | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Kai Degner

This is mostly a letter to my kids or grandkids. I don't have kids or grandkids, and am not married. So I don't know exactly to whom I'm writing yet.

Civil Discourse Won't Fix the Trump Problem

Kai Degner | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Kai Degner

I've become afraid I might have nothing to show my future children if they ask what I was doing to fight against a demagogue while he was approaching the presidency.

You Don't Need Your Dad's Connections

Garrett Mintz | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

After you know the right people, who those people are, and have taken the time to listen to them, you can then easily transition to being understood. The key to being understood is to clearly and concisely convey what you are interested in doing.

Riding for Tomorrow: Relationships Over Results

Elin Barton | Posted 03.08.2016 | 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 to...

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 10.20.2016 | 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 10.11.2016 | 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 10.09.2016 | 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 09.03.2016 | 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 06.17.2016 | 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 06.15.2016 | 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 05.18.2016 | 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.