Soft skills have hard-core results

Soft skills have hard-core results

Many years ago a client stopped to chat with us at the end of a leadership program for his company. “You know,” he shared, “What you offer here is the soft stuff. It’s simple, but it’s not easy.” I’ve been repeating his words for years, as I’ve never heard anyone...
Are you truly listening?

Are you truly listening?

“Genuine listening means suspending memory, desire and judgment – and, for a moment at least, existing for the other person.” ~Michael P. Nichols The other day I was ‘listening’ to my colleague. We were in the midst of a heated discussion, and it was her...
Giving the gift of attention

Giving the gift of attention

“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” ~Richard Moss Do you remember your best boss? Your favorite teacher? I’m sure you remember your best friend growing up? What do these three likely have in common? My guess is all three probably...
Are you quiet enough?

Are you quiet enough?

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” ~Rumi I am generally a person who is not at a loss for words. I talk a lot. I write a lot. I think out loud. I am, perhaps, not very quiet. I jump into conversations and can dominate conversations. I have...
Giving the gift of attention

Giving the gift of attention

“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” ~Richard Moss Do you remember your best boss? Your favorite teacher? I’m sure you remember your best friend growing up? What do these three likely have in common? My guess is all three probably...