Listening, a task I struggle at. As a coach, trainer and speaker, I tend to be a problem solver. In fact, I think I’m so good, I’ll finish your sentence or thought for you. Why should you waste valuable oxygen. However, I’m finding the oxygen we breath gives a person the ability to take a breath and speak their thoughts, concerns and ideas. In fact, when I allow people to finish their sentence and thoughts, I find many provide valuable solutions or ideas. So as I continue to learn how to control my attention and listen more, I am finding that; from listening comes knowledge and from knowledge comes a true understanding. From understanding comes the wisdom to support or help. And from wisdom, comes the ability to solve problems. The common saying; “God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason”, continues to be true throughout the ages. Learn to listen, and you will be more successful.
Published by Denis Baker
As a Senior Executive Leader, I have established myself as a passionate leader within many companies, organizations and associations. I am a passionate influencer committed to teaching and communicating practical and relevant influencing techniques to create strong effective leaders. I gained my passionate influential leadership style through my many experiences with both good and bad leaders. My goal is to provide insights to influence the tare practical and relevant to your daily personal and professional lives. With over 25 years of relevant and practical leadership experience in various industries including: oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, construction and multiple manufacturing settings, Denis has developed a unique teaching and speaking style that resonates with participants and attendees. Denis is a Certified Executive/Business Coach, Trainer and Keynote Speaker through the John Maxwell. He holds a BS in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). View all posts by Denis Baker