Category Archives: Listening

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

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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

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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

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Appreciation for the Story

I was reminded last night of the importance of listening to someone’s story before making up one of your own.  Over my lifetime I have developed a deep appreciation for music, music of all genres.  That is, except for rap.  … Continue reading

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Puzzling World

We live in a world of contradictions.  We are repeatedly told that stress is a killer, but we fall victim to it in all of our interactions. I was at a forum today where it was mostly managers or executives.  … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit

When we hear someone talk about entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial spirit we often think of this brave individual charging off in the world of ideas, ready to venture out on his/her own.  What we don’t think of is the employee … Continue reading

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People Skills

The ‘soft skills’ within an organization can be the difference between success and failure.  Many times, soft skills are only thought of in sales situations in which employees are engaging with current or potential customers.  What is sometimes forgotten is … Continue reading

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