Tag Archives: Listening

Make Listening Work

Listening? What does that have to do with your job as a business professional? Well … a lot, when you view your role as a workplace communicator and problem-solver for your internal and/or external customers. Read More »

Learn from the Movies

With Oscar-mania and other movie award shows behind us for another year, let’s see what we can learn about communication from the movies.

The secret to talking is listening.’ – Scarlett Johansson, ‘We Bought a Zoo’, 2011

Learning to listen – that takes a lot of discipline.’  – Gary Cole, ‘Forever Strange’, 2008

Rule #1 – be a listener!’ – Robert Downey Jr., ‘Lucky You’, 2007

‘As long as you’re talking, you’re not listening.’ – Sylvester Stallone, ‘Creed’, 2015

And the Oscar goes to …

Masterful Listening

Some masterful Listening Tips from ‘Communicate or Die’:

  • ‘Listen without a point of view. Avoid immediate free-association to your own experience put your tendency to evaluate on hold.

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Speaking & Listening

Communicate or Die – Getting Results Through Speaking and Listening’, Thomas D. Zweifel, Ph.D., SelectBooks, Inc., 2003.

Full of ideas you can use to improve your speaking and listening – two essential workplace communication skills. Well worth the read.


Listening on All Three Levels

Listening? What does listening have to do with your job as hard-working and dynamic business professionals? Well … a lot, when you get out of your own box and view your role as a workplace communicator and problem-solver for your internal or external customers.
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  • Simply put, Phil lives and breathes communication … it’s what he teaches, it’s what he understands, and it’s what he has made his passion. Jeff Nischwitz, PresidentThink Again Coaching
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