Listen Well, Lead Better: Becoming the Leader People Want to Follow

Listen Well, Lead Better: Becoming the Leader People Want to Follow

by Steve Harling, Becky Harling


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Why do so many leaders prioritize their speaking skills when communication studies show we spend more time listening than reading, writing, or speaking? The reality is, most people are below-average listeners, and it's keeping them and their team members from reaching their potential.

In Listen Well, Lead Better, Steve and Becky Harling share 10 practices that will help you be a more effective listener and leader. Learn how to ask better questions, make people feel heard and valued, and create an open and positive culture. Strong listeners also enjoy greater credibility, navigate conflicts better, and foster more engaged teams. Above all, the lessons here will help you hear from God more clearly and gain his wisdom on all matters in life. Becoming a better listener will transform how you lead and relate to everyone.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764233982
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 489,963
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Steve Harling is a thirty-five-year veteran of church and nonprofit leadership. As the president of a global ministry, Steve travels around the world mentoring leaders and speaking at mission events, Bible conferences, and leadership retreats.

Becky Harling is a certified speaker, leadership coach, and trainer with the John Maxwell Team. She is the author of several books, including How to Listen So People Will Talk, and she speaks nationally and internationally at conferences, retreats, and training events. The Harlings travel widely from their home base in Colorado Springs.

Table of Contents

1 The Missing Ingredient to Greater Influence 11

2 Become Self-Aware, Not Self-Obsessed 25

3 Know Your People 39

4 Give the Gifts of Trust and Empowerment 57

5 Discern Hidden Values 75

6 Invite Others to Help Shape Vision 95

7 Engage Conflict Constructively 113

8 Look for Truth in Criticism 131

9 Listen and Collect Stories 145

10 Create Sacred Space to Reflect and Listen to God 159

Acknowledgments 177

Notes 181

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