Adam Grant recently tweeted a link to this Harvard Business Review article, What Great Listeners Actually Do. It’s based on research on what truly effective listeners consistently do. Excellent listeners don’t just listen quietly, nod occasionally, and summarize what was just said. Instead, they engage and ask thoughtful, encouraging questions. The research suggests being a […]
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From a Washington Post article I read on Father’s Day about President Obama’s remarkable commitment to his family: Soon after being inaugurated, Obama established what New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor has called “an unusual rule for a president.” As he informed all his aides, he vowed to have dinner with his family five nights […]
Image by **Mary** It’s day one of summer. And it’s day one of my commitment to seize the season and make the most of the warm weather and longer days. Work less. Play more. Make a list of adventures that you can only take on in summer. Read in a hammock. Walk barefoot in the […]
When something is sparking your curiosity or rolling about in your subconscious, you start seeing it appear in your everyday life as though the universe is in sync with you. For example, when you buy a new car, or have your eye on one, all of sudden you start seeing that particular car everywhere. Your […]
This theme, that it’s all about relationships, keeps appearing in what I’m reading and watching. I watched this sobering TED Talk today by the author and war correspondent Sebastian Junger. It is a pointed indictment of a culture that is more disconnected and less tribal than ever. The rise in PSTD among returning soldiers, he […]
Kirby Smart is the new head football coach at my alma mater. It’s Coach Smart’s alma mater, too. This recent column highlights some of the methods the new coaching staff is implementing, and this part stood out to me: Smart said the most important charge he has given his staff is to build trust with […]
It’s all about relationships.