Listening

Listening… The Secret to Communication

“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” — Simon Sinek My previous two posts in this Soft Skills series have been about verbal and non-verbal communications: its nature of being a “two way street,” the need for both a sender and a receiver in…

What Does It Mean To Really Listen

In my upcoming book (hopefully to be available this fall) I explore the importance of Soft Skills development.  Two of these skills are verbal and non-verbal communications: its nature of being a “two way street,” the need for both a sender and a receiver in order for the communication to…

On Being a Continuous Learner

On Being a Continuous Learner – In this weeks video blog I talk about the importance of continuous learning. Being open to new ideas, thoughts learnings. What I mean by being a Learner Practitioner… _____________________________________________________________________________________ John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their…

Seeing the Other Side – Influence and Persuasion

In a recent coaching conversation, a client mentioned that he always feels like he is second guessing his actions. He wondered why he was getting the sense that his messages aren’t getting across. I asked him for an example and he talked about not getting the expected responses or results…

Interpersonal Skills: Communicating with Power

This is the third post in a series focusing on the interpersonal skill of communications In the initial post I discussed how communication is the exchange of information between two or more people. Last week’s post focused on the importance of questions, not only to solicit the specific information you…