Do you have a personal Board of Directors? Is there a trusted group of people out there you can tap to guide you, provide feedback on your ideas, or offer encouragement when you’re unsure which professional step to take? If not, you may want to consider creating your own personal Board of Directors.
As effective leaders –-anyone who positively influences someone else-- it is essential that we carefully listen to those around us in order to deeply understand our environment, truly know the people we’re interacting with, and meaningfully connect with co-workers, family members, and others who are counting on us. Try these five methods to improve your listening skills.