Tag Archives: listening

Of Wisdom and Humility

Sometimes, the thing we don’t want to hear is the very thing we most need to hear. True friends aren’t afraid to say those things… or to hear them. Continue reading

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An Elegant Solution

I got pulled into a discussion at work yesterday afternoon. An issue had come up that had triggered some problems for a couple of our people at the college. Early into the conversation, I realized that either there was an … Continue reading

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Foundations of Friendship

Taking time to talk–and listen–is pretty much a keystone in building good relationships. Continue reading

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Dealing with the Neighsayers

Sometimes, listening effectively requires us to do a little bit of looking around.

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Data Driven Decision Making

Any time that we do things that make people feel noticed, valued and appreciated, we contribute to making our place a better place to work. Continue reading

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A Higher Compliment

It is not in the accolades of easy friends
that we gain the higher ground,
nor in the shallow flattery of those
fixed upon their own ends. Continue reading

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Slow Conversation

We sat there for over an hour, talking in the warmth and darkness. The air, a bit heavy and humid, lay against us like a blanket almost too thin to kick off on an almost cool night. Continue reading

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