Monthly Archives March 2015

Listen Up: The Key to “Ultra” Leadership

Without active and full listening there can be no true leading. To lead others and get them to engage and contribute we must be willing to push the limits, think carefully, feel fully, and communicate effectively. Communicating effectively is a foundational skill of “ultra” leadership*. A crucial element of effective communication is the ability to listen. Active and full listening is non-judgmental, unconditionally constructive, and totally for the person to whom we are listening. It is also something we don’t do very well or very often. Many times when we would like to think we are listening, we aren’t. We