Category: Blog

L.I.S.T.E.N.—N is for Notice

We listen best with our eyes wide-open. Our eyes are emblematic of what’s going on inside our hearts.  Focusing in with our eyes and hearts is a powerful magnet for connecting with people.     —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are…
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L.I.S.T.E.N.—E is for Excellence

“The ultimate goal of listening is to know others and to be known by others.  There is always more to learn about someone else.” —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are sharing one of Someone To Tell It To’s values, one…
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L.I.S.T.E.N.—T is for Teamwork

“A leader expresses genuine interest in and is curious about others’ hopes, dreams, and visions for the organization and for the personal lives of those they lead. Acknowledge what they say. Respond positively to their needs and desires, to their ideas. They will trust you, begin to express their thoughts, and respect you more and more.”…
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L.I.S.T.E.N.— S is for Service

“Human-centric leadership skills, used daily, brings out the best in everyone. Human-centric leaders believe they can learn from others, no matter who they are or what position they hold in the organization.” —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are sharing one…
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L.I.S.T.E.N.—I is for Impassioned

“If you ask those you lead how they’d like to be treated, and then intentionally listen to their answers and respectfully consider them, you will have the beginning of a transformed culture that helps people be excited and enthusiastic about their work.“ —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every…
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L.I.S.T.E.N.—L is for Luminaries

“You need to be heard and valued as much as anyone else needs to be heard and valued.” —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are sharing one of Someone To Tell It To’s values, one for each letter in the acronym…
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What Your Employees Might be Saying (Without Actually Saying It)–Are You Listening?

In the poignant yet lighthearted 1987 Academy Award-winning movie Moonstruck, an iconic scene emerged when on the morning after a spontaneous and unexpected night together, the character played by Nicholas Cage tells the character played by Oscar-winner Cher, that he is madly in love with her. Her response is to slap him—twice—and tell him to…
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These Last Two Years

I feel like I am not caring for Matthew well (because I am trying to work at home) and I feel like I am not doing my job well (because of all the time Matthew’s care requires). It is exhausting and I fear I may end up in the hospital like Matthew’s Direct Service Provider,…
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Hidden Stories

On this last day of Women’s History Month, we are sharing this personal entry by one of our team members listening trainer and compassionate listener Elizabeth Givler.  Elizabeth loves history and researching the stories behind other’s lives.  She recently toured the historical sites of Williamsburg, Virginia with her teenage daughter.  What follows are Elizabeth’s thoughts…
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No More Killing Fields

This post was updated on March 18, 2022 Serene and heartbreaking. Sacred and horrific. The beautiful forest setting held a chilling secret. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the opening of the Iron Curtain, Ukrainians learned a long-held evil truth. Outside of the capital city of Kyiv, the quiet woods held thousands of…
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