leadership listen

How Can I Get Them to Listen?

I love this question – it is honest, sincere, and you can probably identify with the frustration behind it.

In fact, the question in its original form comes from a mother of three asking about her children, and she qualified her questions: “Oh wait, wrong type of leadership?”

To which I respond…not at all. Influence is influence and every leader of any kind I’ve ever known can identify at times with the frustration of not being heard.

Ask Yourself…

When I coach leaders, sometimes I challenge them to reverse the situation…to put yourself in the team member’s role and think about how you would respond in a similar circumstance.

It’s powerful – you transform your perspective and often learn you have the answers within you.

So let’s try that here:

When you are a team member, what has to happen for you to listen to your leader the first time, every time?

If you’re a human being, your answer is likely… [Read More]

Take care,


David M. Dye
David works with leaders, managers, and supervisors who want to get more done, build teams that care, and achieve results. He is a leadership speaker, consultant and coach as well as the the founder and President of Trailblaze, Inc. Connect with David via his Lead Change member profile, his website and blog, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
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