Active Listening Made Easy
Active listening is an art. Very few of us are born as active listeners. Why? There are four learning styles—the four ways we retain information. Visual learners remember what they see. Auditory learners remember what they hear. Tactile learners remember what they learn when they are handling an object such as Legos or math blocks. Tactile learners often become engineers. Kinesthetic learners remember information presented to them when they are moving like dancing around a ro
Listen up, People!
According to renowned behavioral psychologist Dr. Albert Mehrabian, only 7% of your message is delivered by your words. The rest of your message, or 38% is delivered by your tone of voice and 55% is through your body language. That’s right: If you speak to your boss, your partner, your child, or your friend for 10 minutes, it is likely that they only heard less than 1 minute of what you said if they didn’t see your face or have their full attention. And you wonder why your ki
Tricky Business- Navigate Conflict with a Team Member
Navigating conflict is a difficult subject for most of us. We don’t seek to be in conflict with anyone, but we may find ourselves in a situation which needs to be resolved positively for all concerned. In this series of four blog posts, I will share with you what I’ve learned as a Certified Leadership Coach & Trainer who has worked with many individuals and teams to improve their communication. These tips can help you satisfactorily resolve the conflicts which arise. As an Ac
Reflection and the Adventurous Life
Reflection and Leadership- 30 minute podcast with Julie on the Adventurous Life Podcast.