Leader=Listener

Surya Simon
Posted September 13, 2015 from India
Leader=Listener

A Leader should be understanding:

Leader=Understanding

Understanding is possible with carefull listening.

Understanding=Careful Listening

Let's draw the equation:

Leader=Understanding

Understanding=Careful Listening

Leader=Careful listening

Therefore, Leader=Listener.

Most people feel that a leader is someone who can stand up and talk and talk and talk. Only oratory skills get associated with Leadership. But, even the basic skills for communication taught in schools start with Listening and then speaking. One should listen to speak or to express. Even children pick up on syllables they hear around them.

Why listen? To understand!

Even in this forum, I am not technically speaking and neither are all of you technically listening, yet there is speech, reception, understanding, and then response. So, all of you would be listening to me to understand what I am saying and I do the same thing when I listen to your posts. It is quite simple, isn't it? This networking is mutual understanding and sharing that I believe make up a strong leader. I am very glad that World Pulse has a number of leaders because they are all listeners. They listen to and understand each other which is quite amazing and I am extremely happy and proud to be a part of such a community. I will listen because I know you are listening to me. what a network!

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Mukut
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 14, 2015

Hi Surya,

Agree with you, a leader is a listener first. I love how you explained this with your examples. Well done girl !

Love,

Surya Simon
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 14, 2015

Dear Mukut,

Thank you so much!

Regards, Surya

Lisa Anderson
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 14, 2015

Dear Surya,

I love this - you are so right! A leader should absolutely be a listener. We tend to associate standing up and talking with leadership; however, deep understanding comes with careful listening. Well said!

Warm regards,

Lisa

Surya Simon
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 14, 2015

Dear Lisa,

Thank you. I am glad that we are a community of listeners, here on World Pulse.

Regards, Surya

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