12 Apr '11, 5pm

How Your Parenting Skills Help at Work

How Your Parenting Skills Help at Work

2. Ann is the director of a large non-profit. She says her greatest leadership skill is listening . She believes it’s critical to take the time and effort to listen very carefully to the people in her office so that she can understand the issues from their perspective—before she makes conclusions and before she responds with solutions. She learned this skill from parenting her two kids. She says she listens to them with great intent to get inside their skin and see things from their point of view. She realizes it’s fairly easy to just listen to the words that they say. But to really listen means that you listen to their body language and the expression in their faces, to what their eyes are saying and the tone of their voice and to get to the feelings underneath. It’s a skill that makes her a good mom and also a successful leader at work.

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