Today’s SmartBlog on Leadership post is by Monica Diaz,  author of “Otheresteem: Regaining the Power to Value Others.”

“Powerful listening as well as total presence have long been underestimated as central to a leader’s ability to affect change. It’s time to change this, to use active listening skills and insights to widen perspectives and remain aware of the circles each leader allows herself to be a part of, expanding their reach. ”