Listening is the most necessary capacity for developing leadership and the most significant commitment for being related. Indeed, relationships are a function of listening.
And yet we often reduce listening to a skill that can be trained and transacted. Given its importance, I will devote a four-part series to the topic. Part one will distinguish the topic through four levels or mindsets, and part two will expand and distinguish Level 2 Listening, which is pervasive in organizational life. Part 3 will develop Deep listening from Empathy, and Part 4 will complete with deep Listening from Being.