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Entries tagged with: Listening


26 June 2011

Allison read the C-VILLE Power Issue and reflected on one major source of power and influence.

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How to Listen Even When You Don’t Understand

5 June 2012

Allison read a blog post by her brother, the Reverend George Linney, about his recent Boston Marathon experience and was reminded about an important but often difficult part of being a good listener and truly helping someone feel heard.

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Let’s Listen to Each Other

6 November 2012

Allison read The executive’s guide to better listening from the February 2012 McKinsey Quarterly and found herself hoping that after today’s United States Election that we will all try to come together tomorrow and do a better job of listening to each other.

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Embracing Vulnerability and Giving Up Shame is Important (and Difficult)

4 February 2014

Allison watched Brené Brown’s 2012 TED Talk, Listening to shame, and was grateful for another dose of Brown’s humor and courage.

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Listening Lessons from the Boston Marathon and Beyond

21 April 2015

Allison taught Resolving Conflict yesterday for the American Association for Physician Leadership and got to tell one of her favorite stories about how to listen even when you don’t understand.

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Build Your Empathy Skills this Valentine’s Day

9 February 2016

Allison read Resources for Learning About Empathy on Valentine's Day on the George Lucas Educational Foundation site, Edutopia, and celebrated an emphasis on compassion and caring this Valentine’s Day.

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Improving Your Empathic Listening

24 May 2016

Janie read Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy, and was excited to have some concrete suggestions on ways to improve her listening skills.

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Mindfulness Can Make Messy Conversations Manageable

9 August 2016

Allison read Can We Talk? by Lili Powell and was happy to see practical advice for how to use mindfulness to navigate difficult conversations.

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Super-Achiever Habits Might Surprise You

1 November 2016

Allison read The Most Common Practices Of Super-Achievers on Forbes and was pleasantly surprised by what made the list.

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Be Married by George Linney

7 March 2017

Allison read the Be Married web site and was excited to learn more about her brother's approach to strengthening relationships.

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Do You Shy Away from Empathy?

5 May 2017

Eden read There Is No Good Card For This: What To Say and Do When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair To People You Love by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell and felt comforted by the stories and advice offered by two empathy experts.

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Listen Better Faster

17 October 2017

Allison read Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention, Study Finds in the UVA Today Daily Report and reflected on how the BATHE technique could help everyone to listen better faster.

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Let Go of At Least

12 December 2017

Allison watched Brené Brown’s animation about the difference between sympathy and empathy and renewed her commitment to let go of 'at least.’

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Listening is Hard Work!

30 October 2018

Barbara read Listening to People by Ralph G. Nichols and Leonard A. Stevens, a classic Harvard Business Review article, that explains the science behind why listening is so difficult.

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