Conversations Catalogue: Canada Feb. 2016 - Page 24

Learning to Listen The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is arguably the most well known personal development book of all time. The overall theme of this conversation is Effective Listening. There’s a great deal of emphasis on speaking skills when thinking of strong leaders. While icons may be great speakers, truly strong leaders are actually better listeners than speakers. WHAT YOU’LL BE COVERING • Discuss whether speaking or listening skills are more paramount to leaders. • Learn and practice the active task of true listening. • Team members identify two people in their lives they can practice active listening with. My team enjoyed the conversation—we had a very open and good discussion.” —GISELE SEGUIN, MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION [CANADA] CO. Make Your Mark The ability to build strong, lasting relationships and develop a powerful personal network is one of the most crucial business skills of the 21st century. This workshop draws from the lessons of master relationship builder, Keith Ferrazzi, on how to make them genuine and meaningful. WHAT YOU’LL BE COVERING • Discuss integrity based networking—knowing what you need and what you have to offer. • Brainstorm areas of expertise and the best ways to build an expert reputation. • Utilize networks, and gain a stronger understanding of the value of human connection. 24 COMMUNICATION “This conversation was a great one for our team … our team was highly engaged and it rabbit trailed off into a great conversation that proved to be a productive time.” —LORI MARTIN, CONSILIO WWW.ACTIONABLECONVERSATIONS.COM