16 posts categorized "Listening"

April 13, 2015

An enemy...

"An enemy is one whose story we have not heard."

Gene Knudsen Hoffman

January 20, 2015

A willingness to trust...

"A willingness to trust and openly listen to alternative ideas and views is essential for collaboration to be successful."
Dale Eilerman

April 01, 2009

The gift of listening

"With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing."

- Catherine de Hueck Doherty

June 06, 2008

Sensitivity requires a willingness to listen

"Sensitivity to others is no trivial skill; rather, it is a truly precious human ability. But it isn't complex: it requires receptiveness to other people and a willingness to listen."

James Kouzes and Barry Posner

February 01, 2008

A good listener

"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something."
Wilson Mizner

December 04, 2007

Deep listening from the heart

"Deep listening from the heart is one half of true communication. Speaking from the heart is the other half."

Sara Paddison

December 01, 2005

Listening with hope

"Instead of talking in the hope that people will listen,
try listening in the hope that people will talk."

Dr. Mardy Grothe

The single most important on-the-job skill

"After more than fourty years in business, I've concluded that listening is the single most important on-the-job skill that a good manager can cultivate."

J.W.Marriott, Jr

The need to understand and be understood

"The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. "
Ralph Nichols

December 22, 2004

Do your best to understand

"When people talk to you, look them in the eyes and focus on what they're saying. Really listen. Do your best to understand what they are trying to say."

Richard Gephardt