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Mindful Listening in Leadership

Monday, October 6, 2014

The concept of mindfulness has been in the media a lot lately. What does it really mean? It’s the quality of our attention in the moment. 

All too often in our conversations, we are distracted by numerous, seemingly urgent matters on our smartphones or in our minds. We aren’t fully present with the person we are supposedly in dialogue with. We give only part of our attention—listening only for what we care to. While the other person is talking, we may be judging him or th

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