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Real People… Really Belonging

Have you ever been on a sports team that requires new members to carry the equipment to practice and pick everything up and return it at the end of practice? The newbies are responsible for picking up all of the … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Listening

People Talking

When we hear without truly listening, holding effective discussions will definitely suffer. Many of us just wait for others to stop talking so that we may talk without listening to a word they say. We actually seem to think talking … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Silence

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When your people talk, do you listen? It is interesting to notice that the word “listen” is an anagram for “silent”…same letters, different order. Perhaps there is a subliminal message there! When you take the time to drop everything, look … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Listeners

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Want to be a better communicator or leader? Then, create better listeners! What an interesting statement. Don’t leaders just speak and hope that there are great listeners in the audience? The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that we … Continue reading

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Real People… Really Hearing

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Here is a parable I was read as a child that has stuck with me my entire life. Prince T’ai, who was to succeed his father as king, was sent to the great Master Pan Ku to learn the basics … Continue reading

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Real People – Real Life … Really Listen

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Today at chapter, after weigh-in, I sat quietly looking over some handouts our leader had given us to review before the meeting. As folks came in, I looked up , smiled, exchanged a few pleasantries and came back to the … Continue reading

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Still on The Road…Don’t Assume

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Do you make assumptions about people? When you are quick to do that, you stop paying attention and miss clues that would otherwise help you to find and reach common ground with them. Too often, miscommunications are a result of … Continue reading

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