Listening is not the same as being emotionally present. You must consciously choose your emotions to hold meaningful conversations that move people forward. Read this post to learn how to fully be with people when interacting.
To give the most value to your clients and colleagues, seek to be profound, not just proficient. This requires you let go of how you define yourself. The practice is not easy. This post will help you launch your journey.
In his book, How We Think, John Dewey described reflective inquiry as “enabling others to climb a tree in their minds.” They gain a broader standpoint to see connections and faults in thinking to better assess what to do next. This post explains how we do this.