Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Friday, September 20, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133308)
 Advice (160839)
 Affiliate Programs (34734)
 Art and Culture (73677)
 Automotive (145670)
 Blogs (75039)
 Boating (9840)
 Books (17122)
 Buddhism (4124)
 Business (1328402)
 Business News (426309)
 Business Opportunities (366258)
 Camping (10960)
 Career (72696)
 Christianity (15840)
 Collecting (11637)
 Communication (115054)
 Computers (241951)
 Construction (38994)
 Consumer (49679)
 Cooking (17061)
 Copywriting (6566)
 Crafts (18204)
 Cuisine (7538)
 Current Affairs (20384)
 Dating (45774)
 EBooks (19685)
 E-Commerce (48198)
 Education (185194)
 Electronics (83491)
 Email (6391)
 Entertainment (159829)
 Environment (28934)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5446)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110899)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196388)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310265)
 Fitness (106017)
 Food & Beverages (62861)
 Free Web Resources (7937)
 Gambling (30224)
 Gardening (25099)
 Government (10512)
 Health (629398)
 Hinduism (2205)
 Hobbies (44033)
 Home Business (91549)
 Home Improvement (251331)
 Home Repair (46123)
 Humor (4819)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45126)
 Interior Design (29545)
 International Property (3484)
 Internet (190977)
 Internet Marketing (146323)
 Investment (22824)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80469)
 Link Popularity (4591)
 Manufacturing (20843)
 Marketing (98758)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18212)
 Music (27000)
 New to the Internet (9478)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129614)
 Organizing (7803)
 Party Ideas (11855)
 Pets (38081)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12672)
 Public Speaking (5618)
 Publishing (7523)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126613)
 Recreation & Leisure (95262)
 Relationships (87453)
 Research (16157)
 Sales (80314)
 Science & Technology (110174)
 Search Engines (23450)
 Self Improvement (153093)
 Seniors (6231)
 Sexuality (35942)
 Small Business (49282)
 Software (82991)
 Spiritual (23463)
 Sports (116077)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34065)
 Travel & Tourism (307260)
 UK Property Investment (3118)
 Video Games (13427)
 Web Traffic (11727)
 Website Design (56809)
 Website Promotion (36560)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35763)
Author Spotlight
HANVEY HUANG

I'm a Chief Operated Officer from KIMKOO Mattress machinery.The pen is mightier than the sword.so I ...more
ALICE CAMPBELL

Alice Campbell has been working as an experienced Online Marketer & Web developer - Best Marketing A...more
SHWETA SINGH

This article has been written by a verified author, Shweta Singh. She has been in the business of wr...more
SHOVON JOARDER

Shovon Joarder has been working as Freelance Marketing Project Manager for over four years. He also ...more
PANKAJ RATTAN

I am Pankaj Rattan. I am a B.tech student. I love to ride my bike and play cricket. And i also love ...more


Are You A 'Listening' Leader... Or Just Faking It? by Smith Lara






Article Author Biography
Are You A 'Listening' Leader... Or Just Faking It? by
Article Posted: 08/18/2015
Article Views: 405
Articles Written: 2232
Word Count: 500
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Are You A 'Listening' Leader... Or Just Faking It?


 
Business,Career
Given our own extensive leadership training, we are always interested in the latest thoughts on leadership here at Cerulean, and our attention couldn't help but be captured by one recent article that appeared on the TrainingZone website. An excerpt from a new book by leadership and learning expert David Kay, it considered the listening qualities - or lack thereof - that are present in figures of authority.

Speaking of how much he looked forward to all-hands calls and Town Hall meetings, Kay drew particular attention to what he described as the "grand finale" of question time. He said that despite the ostensible aim of these sessions to "communicate a clear and consistent message to a large number of people in a timely manner", question time seemed to have a diminishing effect on the whole event.

Past and prospective recipients of our leadership training here at Cerulean may be able to think back to all kinds of events that they've attended where certain suspect behaviours were in evidence in the host. You might recall occasions when the supposed 'leader' answered the question that they wished to answer, rather than the one that was actually asked.

Others have been known to rephrase the original question posed to such an extent that it loses its true meaning, or honestly say that they don't know the answer, but nonetheless take a 'stab' at it. These are scenes that are seen in offices, conferences and town halls up and down the UK, and what it ultimately comes down to, is people being fake listeners.

Kay went on to explain what he meant by this. He said that while he genuinely believed many people to be good listeners at the start of their careers, over time, they gradually learned to be mere 'listeners' - people who may "nod, smile, agree and appear engrossed", even though "in reality they are not paying full attention."

Sometimes, it becomes more obvious when people are only pretending to listen. Kay cited the example of an MP who appeared on a BBC morning TV show and looked totally bored as the guest band played their latest single, only to - when he noticed that he was on camera - begin nodding and moving enthusiastically to the music.

In other instances, though, it is much more difficult for one to tell whether a leader is 'faking it'. That only makes it all the more important for those in authority to actually listen and focus on the issue at hand, if they are to build trust and rapport with other people, rather than diminish it.

It's certainly a lesson that we periodically emphasise the importance of in our leadership training here at Cerulean, and Kay agrees. As he concluded in the TrainingZone article: "Whether you are aware of this or not, you are always modelling leadership. The question is what type of leader are you – one that lights up the room as you come in or as you go out?"

Related Articles - leadership training, Action Learning Development,







Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
TIM FAY

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more
JOANNA MORGAN

Joanna Morgan has a huge passion for making money online from home and enjoys traveling around the w...more
JAMES OLEANDER

James Oleander is a professional writer on business and financial topics. He has published many arti...more
JASON NG

Jason Ng has a huge passion for the health and fitness industry as he strongly believes that having ...more
LANCE CHAPMAN

An experienced, resourceful and highly motivated IT professional, with a proven record of success in...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license