Listening & Communication

Leadership Influenza – Inoculation Strategies

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Leadership Influenza – Inoculation Strategies

Leaders need to take year-round care to inoculate and prevent the unnecessary talent “influenza” such as workplace fatigue and resignations. Companies invest time and money in their employees and then their investments walk out the door when top talent leaves.

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Are You a Trusted Advisor?

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Are You a Trusted Advisor?

Are you an internal business leader who wants to be viewed as a Trusted Advisor? To secure a “seat at the table,” you must have the leader’s best interest at heart and gain the executive’s confidence in your ability to offer wise counsel.

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Unwritten Rules: Does Your Shadow Organization Promote or Prevent Engagement?

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Unwritten Rules: Does Your Shadow Organization  Promote or Prevent Engagement?

In each organization there are, in reality, at least two cultures–one that we speak about and one that we don’t. Click below to learn more about which one is more powerful and what that means to your employees, as well as the organization overall.

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Communicate with Impact: The Real Work of Successful Leaders

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Communicate with Impact: The Real Work of Successful Leaders

What is the “real work” of a leader? Communication. Without clear and compelling key messages reinforcing their vision, strategy, priorities and values, leaders are not successful. Click below to learn about critical strategies.

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Humility in a World of “Know it All” Leaders

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Humility in a World of “Know it All” Leaders

Many leaders who advocate for their own point of view discourage real conversation to inspire creative thinking, problem solving and dialogue. Innolect, a leader in offering the most current listening research, assessment tools, products and training, understands how listening leaders are critical to the sustainability of successful businesses. Click below to learn more.

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Leaders, Making a List: Checking It Twice…

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Leaders, Making a List: Checking It Twice…

Considering that much of what leaders accomplish each day is done through others, communication effectiveness is crucial. Effective communication is the gift that keeps on giving. Click below to find out more.

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Dancing with the Stars: The Listening Two-Step

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Dancing with the Stars: The Listening Two-Step

On ABC’s popular show Dancing With the Stars, there are countless stories of listening failures on the dance floor, resulting in missed steps, injuries and elimination from competition. Many people haven’t been trained to listen critically, and instead, get distracted and focus on the person who speaks the loudest or most often. Click below to learn about how The Listening Two-Step can help you in business.

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Are You a Technology Addict?…Too Distracted to Work

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Are You a Technology Addict?…Too Distracted to Work

It is easy to move away from a work-related task to get an immediate reward from responding to a ping, vibration, or ring. We get “hooked” on the stimuli which may lead to technology addiction and employee distraction. It is important for us to be aware of the messages our behavior sends to others. Click below for information on how to develop strategies to support “great places to work.”

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The Voice: Excel at Blind Auditions

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The Voice: Excel at Blind Auditions

An impression made in the first few seconds of a conference call, for example, determines whether or not participants will be attentive or tune out. To make the best impression with those who can’t see you, leaders need to think differently. Click below for some insight.

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Are You Experiencing Listener Burnout?

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Are You Experiencing Listener Burnout?

People who listen intensely for long stretches of time without breaks often experience listener fatigue and burnout. These people find it difficult to focus and stay engaged at work and at home. Click below to learn more about this issue and how to address it.

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