Below you’ll find posts related to listening, including topics like how to listen, why to listen, when to listen, related research and more.

Image: Buddy wearing headphones

Like many of you, I’ve spent much of my life toiling in a cubicle. That drab, utilitarian landscape adopted by so many corporations. Oddly, what is now disdained as Orwellian furniture, originated in a quest for liberation and equality. Created in 1968 by Herman Miller furniture designer Robert Propst in an effort to breakdown the […]

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Man listeing to tin can

“The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.” – Woodrow Wilson Who would’ve ever thought that listening to your customer would be an innovative idea? My father grew up in small town businesses. First in his father’s small grocery store then in a local Western Auto. In those days listening […]

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Image: Couple smiling

Does your spouse say things to you like: You never listen to me. I told you that a hundred times. You always seem distracted. You’re always on that computer/phone. You’re always watching that TV. How come you never look me in the eyes? Often those are signals of someone that wants to be heard. In […]

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The first duty of love is to listen — Paul Johannes Tillich I confess I’m sick. Maybe you are too and don’t know it. I suffer from a common illness affecting millions of people in  the United States. If you know what to look for, the symptoms are obvious. This sickness has affected my relationships […]

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