You can’t be a great leader without being a great listener

By Trent Bartlett, TEC Chair A wise person once said, “speak in such a way that others love to listen to you, listen in such a way that others love to speak to you”. It’s a lesson that is particularly valuable for the current generation of leaders, especially as there are more distractions than ever that get in the way of listening correctly. Arguably, leadership finds its source in understanding people – which suggests that understanding people precedes leading them, and people who push an agenda without understanding the wider context of the conversation risk missing the point. […] more

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