Are You A Good Listener? Being a good listener is an essential skill that all people could probably work on. Need some more ideas about how to improve your own listening skills? Start with: 9 Things Good Listeners Do Differently. Learn how to be an active listener here! 12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and ambiguous), there are major tectonic shifts that demand a new mindset of leadership. First, let us look at these shifts. In recent years, we have seen disruption of market leaders like Kodak and Nokia amongst many others. The average lifespan of an S&P 500 company has gone down from 67 years in 1937 to 18 years in 2011.
Active Listening - Communication Skills Training from MindTools.com Hear What People are Really Saying Learn how to hear the whole message by using active listening techniques. Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your job effectiveness, and on the quality of your relationships with others. For instance: We listen to obtain information. The Amazing Race: English Edition – The Canswedian English Teacher I teach a class where the students don’t receive a grade… It is for students who don’t take Spanish, French or German and have extra English/Swedish instead. At times I am left banging my head against the wall – or grumbling a few choice words – because the class lacks the structure and drive I so crave in my regular English classes. My co-teacher and I work fantastic together, and have tried to do what we can with them. However, I am constantly asking myself – how am I supposed to encourage the students and make them realize that they should give a hooey about these oh-so-important-lessons?! This summer, I had a little thought bubble float up one day.
Listening: Top down and bottom up Top-down vs. bottom-up listeningIn the classroomTop-down listening activitiesBottom-up listening activitiesConclusion Top-down vs. bottom-up listeningImagine the following situations: Over lunch, your friend tells you a story about a recent holiday, which was a disaster. You listen with interest and interject at appropriate moments, maybe to express surprise or sympathy.
HBR's Embrace Of Agile The article, “Embracing Agile,” in the current issue of Harvard Business Review by Darrell K. Rigby, Jeff Sutherland and Hirotaka Takeuchi is a landmark in the history of management, not just the history of Agile and its major variant, Scrum. In 2011, I wrote: “If there was a Nobel Prize for management, and if there was any justice in the world, I believe that the prize would be awarded, among others, to Jeff Sutherland, Ken Schwaber and Mike Cohn for their contributions to the invention of Scrum.” Scores of books have been written about Agile and Scrum over the last decade, but most general managers have looked at software developers in general, and Agile in particular, as chaotic and unfathomable. For over a decade, Agile has been seen as something strange happening in IT in the basement.
Active Listening: Improve Your Ability to Listen and Lead This guidebook is available for eBook purchase and download from Apple's iBookstore; Amazon's Kindle; Google eBooks; Sony iStore, and other reputable distributors of eContent. A Free Membership That Supports Your Leadership Needs - Join and Save Did you know that you can join the open and always-free myCCL at no cost and get a discount on this CCL Press Publication? CCL provides myCCL members with a 5% discount on CCL Press Publications like this just for being a member. Membership is complimentary in order to support our non-profit goal of connecting a world community of leaders and providing the best in leadership and leadership development for the benefit of societies world-wide. Join the always-free myCCL online community and get access to this discount along with a host of resources to support you or your organization with its leadership needs.
After reading the whole book - create your own mixtape Creating mixtapes is a big thing in the book The Perks of being a Wallflower. Today I want you to create your own mixtape. During the lesson, I will show you how you create a mixtape in www.kaseta.co To show you an example I created a mixtape for my daughter. Click on the picture below to listen to the mixtape. 1. Podcast The Moth Podcast Becoming An Artist: Jonathan Santlofer & Bob Khosravi In this week’s episode, two stories of artists breaking through and perfecting their craft. Jonathan Santlofer's tragedy has unexpected benefits. Bob Khosravi's wit and a war of words bridges a cultural divide. See Episode
Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter Striving to increase workplace diversity is not an empty slogan — it is a good business decision. A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry mean, and those in the top quartile for gender diversity were 15% more likely to have returns above the industry mean. In a global analysis of 2,400 companies conducted by Credit Suisse, organizations with at least one female board member yielded higher return on equity and higher net income growth than those that did not have any women on the board. Active listening Active listening is a communication technique used in counselling, training and conflict resolution, which requires the listener to feed back what they hear to the speaker, by way of re-stating or paraphrasing what they have heard in their own words, to confirm what they have heard and moreover, to confirm the understanding of both parties. Comprehending Comprehension is "shared meaning between parties in a communication transaction".
Mog’s Christmas Calamity This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by the British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s titled Mog’s Christmas Calamity inspired by the children’s writer Judith Kerr. In the lesson students collate vocabulary related to Christmas, talk about Christmas customs, watch a short film and predict the ending of the film. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1) Learner type: Young learners, teens and adults