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Listen Like It’s Your First Time

At the end of this past year I was involved with a couple of assessments for an organization and a church. Let me start off by saying that I love

A New Year, A New Site

It’s with great pleasure and excitement that you are here reading this post on my new website.  It’s a brand new year, so why not start with a new look and

Shift Judgment to Curiosity

The other day I was at Staples picking up some sweet-ass (that’s the technical term) posters that I had printed and had one person waiting in front of me.  She

Measure Twice, Cut Once

My Opa and my uncle used to own a construction company together. The majority of their work was in finishing carpentry (at least from my recollection) and my uncle took

Learn to Speak Frenish in Your Company

Does Your Company Have a Common Language? A long, long time ago, there were some folks who decided they were pretty awesome. They could all talk together, they spoke the

What is Your Part?

First off, let me just tell you I freaking love the show Modern Family.  This scene in particular made me laugh because we do this all the time. “Just so

Put Those Words Back in Your Mouth – You Don’t Need Them

This is it! This is the final post of our listening series, and what a better way to end it then to talk about nonverbal communication! So go grab a

Hot Buttons, Listening and What Now?

What do we classify as an earful? You ever been blasted by a friend, boss, family member? You ever had to sit down and have a difficult discussion? You ever

Why Talking is an Important Part of Listening

Remember the game telephone? In case you don’t, here’s how it went; Everyone would sit in a circle and one person would say a statement or a short story or

5 Ways to Listen Without Your Thoughts

Listening is not waiting to talk. – Scott Ginsberg Sometimes it’s easier to describe something by showing what it is not. Like this quote for example. It perfectly describes what