How Effective is Your Communication?

Guest post from David Hiatt: Lack of effective communication skills has done more to keep good people from being promoted into leadership roles than any other skill deficiency.  I hope … Read more

When Listening, Avoid Making Suggestions

Guest post from Dana Caspersen: I offer a challenge: The next time you are listening to someone during a difficult conversation or conflict and you are tempted to make a … Read more

Poor Listener Syndrome (PLS): 7 Causes and Cures

One of the most important skills for any leader is listening. Listening demonstrates respect, concern, an openness to new ideas, empathy, compassion, curiosity, trust, loyalty, and receptivity to feedback – all … Read more

Why Leaders Don’t Listen

Guest post by Marcia Reynolds, PsyD “Leaders boldly go where no one has ever gone before.” Is this true? Rarely. The more successful a leader becomes, the less likely he … Read more

5 Ways to Show Empathy as a Leader

This post first appeared on SmartBlog on Leadership: Empathy among corporate managers is in short supply, according to a survey of more than 600 employees by talent mobility consulting firm … Read more

Rev Up Your Leadership with OIL Method


Guest post by Great Leadership monthly contributor Beth Armknecht Miller: Too often I see leaders communicating by telling…what’s wrong with this technique? First of all this is what managers do, … Read more