As a leader, how well do you listen?
I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again. Simple, honest, human conversation. Not mediation, negotiation, problem-solving, debate, or public meetings. Simple, truthful conversation where we each have a chance to speak, we each feel heard, and we each listen well.
What would it feel like to be listening to each other again about what disturbs or troubles us? About what gives us energy and hope? About our yearnings, our fears, our prayers, our children?
From: Turning to One Another by Margaret Wheatley
Published by: Berrett-Koehler