We hear a lot about Emotional Intelligence these days, but what about Listening Intelligence? This week’s episode will help you re-think how you listen to others, and how they listen (or don’t) to you.
Dave Momper is a certified listening practitioner who helps executives build productive and innovative teams fueled by trust and confidence. In this episode, David and I talk about the practice of listening, six common things that make listening challenging (listed below), how listening intelligence interacts with emotional intelligence, and why it’s important for assistants to know what their executive’s listening style is.
SIX HUMAN FACTORS THAT CHALLENGE PRODUCTIVE AND PRESENT LISTENING
- Our attention is a limited resource.
- We each have unique purposes, concerns, and circumstances.
- We carry around unconscious biases.
- Bio-reactions – fight/flight, freeze/appease – are triggered all the time.
- A bias toward action and business urgency.
- We each seek to have a voice in this world.
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I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
– William Ernest Henley
LISTENING PROFILE SUMMARY
CONNECT WITH DAVE
Dave Momper is the founder of Thrival Concepts, a leadership communication consulting firm that helps executives and teams approach listening as a strategic business function to drive performance. In his work he consults on The Practice of Listening, High-Value Communication, and Design-Thinking.
Dave is also the host of CreativeMornings/Denver, which is one of over 200 chapters around the world that produces a free monthly breakfast speaker series on creativity.
His passion for leadership, creativity, life-long learning, and community fuels his personal and professional endeavors. Dave has lived in Colorado for over 30 years and when he’s not working with clients he’s usually up in the high-country savoring the woods and the mountains.
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