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Posts Tagged ‘listening’

  • More engagement at work…what are you waiting for?

    by • on May 27, 10 • in Career, Leadership, Professional Development • with No Comments

    The recent WSJ.com article “More Workers Start to Quit” states that “in February the number of employees voluntarily quitting surpassed the number being fired or discharged for the first time since October 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” The article also indicates that the number of employees quitting could continue to grow in the coming months.   Apparently, people were waiting to see more jobs show up as possibilities before they made a move.  Makes sense.  In fact, 60% of workers said they intended to leave their jobs when the market got better &#

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  • Successful Leadership requires great listening skills

    by • on Oct 28, 09 • in Coaching, Professional Development • with 1 Comment

    One of the roles that I had in the past in my past career in advertising as a media director was to keep abreast of many media platforms. That often came in the form of listening to “pitches” from sales managers and reps.  In fact, I just did the math and estimated that in my career I have heard over 20,000 sales pitches.  Wow!  (Now I feel old and my ears hurt.) Throughout the years,  I became aware of how often I was evaluating each person as much on their delivery, presence or impact as

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