Category Archives: Listening

Last Blog Post ……..for now

Over the past eight plus years I have written 335 blog posts, this being my 336th.  It did not start easily, nor frequently, but in the last few years it has been weekly.  Some came quickly, some not so quick.  … Continue reading

Posted in Business Coaching, Business Planning, Career development, Career professional, Coaching, Communication, Community Futures, Elephant in the Room, Elephants, Empowering people, Entrepreneurs, Human resources, Internet, Leadership, Life coaching, Lifestyle, Listening, Managing stress, Marketing, MBTI, Myers-Briggs, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Relationships, Retirement, self-employment, Team development, Training, Volunteering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Listening, Reading and Writing

Being male, I quite often am told I don’t listen or have selective hearing or, sometimes that I am deaf.  I am guilty sometimes of paying more attention to my answer than listening to the person speaking.  True listening is … Continue reading

Posted in Business Coaching, Coaching, Communication, Elephant in the Room, Elephants, Internet, Life coaching, Listening, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Practice

I saw an acapella group the other evening called Countermeasure.  Absolutely amazing what the human voice can master, sounding like a full orchestral accompaniment!  What the audience saw was the result of 10 years work and constant practice. While they … Continue reading

Posted in Business Coaching, Business Planning, Clients, Coaching, Community Futures, Customers, Elephant in the Room, Elephants, Entrepreneurs, Life coaching, Listening, Marketing, self-employment | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Do I Keep Up?

I am often asked by entrepreneurs starting small business, “How do I keep up with what is happening in the business? This is not a simple question to answer as it depends on your communication style, level of knowledge on … Continue reading

Posted in Believe and Succeed Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Business Planning, Chamber of Commerce, Coaching, Communication, Community Futures, Customers, Economy, Elephant in the Room, Elephants, Empowering people, Entrepreneurs, FaceBook, Internet, Learning styles, Lifestyle, LinkedIn, Listening, Networking, Relationships, self-employment, Service Clubs, Social Media, Volunteering, Young Professionals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Politics of Business

In my role as an Employment Counsellor I got to hear many stories of why people found themselves unemployed.  For some it was simply that the business wasn’t doing well and there was not enough cash flow for them to … Continue reading

Posted in Assessments, Believe and Succeed Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Coaching, Communication, Elephant in the Room, Elephants, Employees, Employment, Empowering people, Human resources, Leadership, Listening, MBTI, Myers-Briggs, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Team development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Did I Hear You?

When we listen, we sometimes let the ‘inner voice’ interfere with the conversation.  We let our mind think about our response rather than respectively waiting for the person to finish.  We may miss out on the important points of the … Continue reading

Posted in Believe and Succeed Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Clients, Coaching, Communication, Customers, Elephant in the Room, Elephants, Listening | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Search and the Solution

For any small business it is always wise to know what your competition’s pricing is in comparison to yours.  You are competing in the same marketplace and with the same potential customers, so you need to know how you stack … Continue reading

Posted in Business Coaching, Customers, Elephant in the Room, Elephants, Entrepreneurs, Internet, Listening, self-employment, Social Media | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment