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Guys, We Can Do Better | Overcoming (Toxic) Masculinity in the Workplace

I recently made a post on my LinkedIn page, an online space specifically designed to help us with virtual networking and career development.  In the past two years, I’ve tried to up my LinkedIn game, which is still well-below par, but I have noticed some common trends.  One of the most common I’ve noticed seemed…
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Why Listening is Not a “Soft Skill”

“So, you just listen?” When we heard that question several years ago from a consultant, our hearts sank. We’ve heard it before and we’ll hear it again. It’s frustrating every time. However, we realize that those of us striving to model great listening skills in our work, our personal lives, and our communities are facing…
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Remembering Desmond Tutu and His Legacy of Listening

What sadness we felt, this day after Christmas, when we read the news about today’s passing of South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He is among our leading heroes, a man of great moral character, courage, compassion, humor, and joy. His legacy as a pastor, an anti-apartheid truth-teller, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the chair of…
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Culture Is Essential: 3 Ways Listening Improves Workplace Culture

“Corporate culture can define a business and make all the difference when it comes to retaining employees and keeping them happy. With 64% of employees feeling like they don’t have a strong work culture according to a report by TruPath, many companies are falling short in providing their staff with what they need to succeed…
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A Quiet Place. A Necessary Retreat.

Someone To Tell It To Co-Founders Tom Kaden and Michael Gingerich continue their behind-the-scenes accounts of the writing of their new book, Listening 2by2: A New Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens) as we prepare for its launch in January 2022.   In today’s look back, they detail how in 2019 they…
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How People Make Things

If you follow Someone To Tell It To, you know how much we admire the late Fred Rogers of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. His life influenced our lives and work deeply. Nine years ago, we connected with author, blogger, speaker, and genuinely good human, Tim Madigan, and invited him to come to Pennsylvania to speak about…
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Investing in People

“The best minute I spend is the one I invest in people.” — Ken Blanchard He invested in us. He gave us his time. He answered our phone calls. He invited us to his home to share several days so that we would get to know one another. He was generous with his attention while…
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How His Legacy Helped One Young Black Girl to Shine

Today’s news about the passing of former U. S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell caused us to pause and reflect on the life of this dedicated public servant who served with moral authority, integrity, and dignity. In reflecting on his life and legacy, we were reminded of…
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Never Forget

We Pause…to Listen

The world’s media today is filled with stories remembering the horrific events of September 11, 2001. As we write this message, television screens are broadcasting simultaneous services of commemoration about what happened that day in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 2,977 people died — tragically, violently, needlessly. The world changed dramatically that…
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Where Is The Empathy?

A March for Black Lives was planned here in Harrisburg, PA shortly after the murder of George Floyd. I so wanted to go. I wanted to “do” something. However, I was still healing from having my gall bladder removed. I could barely walk 1,000 steps. My doctors told me to sleep, heal, not lift anything,…
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