Get out of your own way

Barriers to Effective Listening This past weekend I facilitated a family conference for successful succession planning where one of the participants said to me, “When you are facilitating, you are with us – it’s like there is no one else that exists”. I started thinking about how important it is to be fully present when […]

Listening vs. Hearing

Listening is giving your focused attention and presence on the other – that is a rare gift.  It is an action that demonstrates you care.  We live in a busy world where most of us are stretched thin with many balls in the air.  We have high brain noise distracting us from our goals and […]