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5 Elements for Creating a Culture of Listening (The Listening to Life Series) Geoffrey Caine

5 Elements for Creating a Culture of Listening (The Listening to Life Series)

Geoffrey Caine

Published July 30th 2013
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Kindle Edition
40 pages
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Much has been written about how to listen and improve listening skills.But how do you get other people to listen better, often despite themselves?This book answers that question.The solution?Create a great culture of listening where almostMoreMuch has been written about how to listen and improve listening skills.But how do you get other people to listen better, often despite themselves?This book answers that question.The solution?Create a great culture of listening where almost everybody listens better - naturally.Some people simply do not know that they lack listening skills. They are unaware of what good listening looks like and how it works. And so sometimes the people who most need to improve their listening skills are precisely those who dont bother to even try. And yet you can assist someone like that to become a better person by innocently listening better.The core theme of 5 Elements for a Creating a Culture of Listening is to let the culture do the work. It is grounded in the fact that everyone is influenced by context, and so they change as the context changes. This book shows you the skills you need to change the context so that it guides good listening for you. Its a marvelous tool to help you become a better leader.The book introduces five critical elements for a great culture to improve listening.They include:Orchestrating the physical environment for better listening. That means that you will discover some of the physical features of listening spaces that make it easier to listen to the world.Structured listening processes that pull people together. That means that you will gain access to some tools for structured learning by introducing and then sustaining changes in listening behavior, particularly for those who have never thought about listening well or who dont naturally do it.Essential listening protocols for groups and gatherings. That means that you acquire skills for fostering a climate of listening such as ensuring safety, developing consistency, and maintaining focus. This can even improve your marriage and relationships.How leaders support good listening by walking the walk. That means that you become aware of the crucial role a leader plays in modeling good listening, and so become a better leader.How followers support good listening by helping everyone stay on track. That means that you find out how, as a follower, you can help to check assumptions and monitor the process to improve listening for everyone.When you learn how to create a culture of listening you exponentially increase the value and power of any specific listening skills that you have mastered, and you support the many people who need to listen better but dont know that that is what they need to do.--