“Leadership and Listening” – Please join the conversation!
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The greatest energizer of individual performance is our opportunity to contribute and be appreciated for our value.
When leaders listen, what do they gain?
Why do some leaders not listen?
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This article, “If You Listen Up, Your Employees Will Step Up,” has several points that resonated with me:
- The consequences of alienated, unhappy employees include decreased morale, productivity, and job satisfaction; increased job insecurity, employee turnover, and failure to meet crucial goals.
- Listening to your employees makes them feel valued and increases their sense of ownership in outcomes. BUT—Be prepared to follow up on employee suggestions; not doing so creates disappointment.
- Productivity and employees’ sense of safety and security increase when leadership listens and follows through.
What have you experienced?
As a leader, what enabled you to become a listener?
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