In today's climate, it can feel difficult and even dangerous to bring up topics like faith and politics in the workplace. The thought of hurting a colleague's feelings or facing consequences with one's employment status can feel like too much of a risk to take. For many of us, engaging in tough conversations has the potential to create rifts between friends, family and colleagues. People on all sides of an issue may feel judged, ostracized for their views, or uncomfortable with speaking their truth.
Listening is one of the most foundational and critical skills in building relationships at home and at work. It's not always easy to listen well, but with practice, we can all improve our skills. Here's six ways you can start.
The way you communicate can build or break connections. Remember to pause before giving your opinion.
Tim Cook demonstrated expertise in this one key leadership trait that all of us can — and should — adapt for our businesses.
Remember to be fully present. Active listening helps people feel respected and valued.
Learning how to communicate through active listening, complete writing and constructive ideas is the key to success for every entrepreneur.
Successful leaders learn to listen because they know it's imperative to the survival of their business.
Empathy and active listening are two skills every effective leader should have. The experience of living with a disability provides an advantage in recognizing the importance of these skills and wielding them in the workplace.
Listening is critical to not only understanding other people, but also to having fulfilling lives.
How you listen to your employees and associates has a direct impact on your success.
Don't panic, take a deep breath and listen.