Thursday, April 22, 2010

Quotes #360 and 361, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quotes 360&361...

On Listening...

"The most productive leaders are usually those who are willing to listen and learn. They understand that success is more often attained by asking how, than by saying no."
-coach John Wooden-

"It's difficult to listen while you are talking."
-coach John Wooden-

Think about those for a moment. Ask how, rather than saying no. When we say no, do we already have some pre-determined thought in our mind? Have we even heard what the other has to say? Wooden goes on to say that a good motto is that 'others too, have brains.'

He also mentions that faking it(listening) is worse than not listening at all. In other words, when you pretend and let it go in one ear and out the other. Not good!

Isn't it interesting how SILENT and LISTEN have the same letters, just re-arranged? Also interesting that we have two ears and one mouth. Practice more listening and less talking. It's tough to learn when you do all the talking.

That's my view...what say you?

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