Tag: Tom Kaden

Vancouver

Dinner was over.  The lights of the Vancouver, British Columbia, harbor twinkled outside the ballroom’s large windows.  The evening’s emcee gracefully called everyone away from their conversations around the tables as the awards ceremony was about to begin.  The highpoint of the International Listening Association’s annual convention, at Simon Fraser University, the ceremony was the…
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New Possibilities. New Realities.

“Could I help you get your things up to the boardwalk?”  He asked us that last month, as we were packing up to leave the beach late that Sunday afternoon, during our annual week in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  He’d obviously noticed us, and had been watching from his spot several yards down the beach.  It…
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Silver Linings

Our team completed a two-day compassionate listening training event, our very first in Someone To Tell It To’s history.  The event was a big commitment for both the leaders and the participants, committing much of their weekends to learning, growing, and experiencing the power of listening together.  We could see the exhaustion (and enthusiasm) on…
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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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Christmas Fireplace

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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