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Managers as Mentors, 3rd Edition by Marshall Goldsmith, Chip R. Bell

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12The Ear of an Ally

The Lost Art of Listening

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.

Karl A. Menninger

 

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Take a close look at the photo on this page. It happens to be Chip’s youngest granddaughter, Cassie. But she could be your son, daughter, grandchild, or someone special to you. Now imagine you are in a quiet, undistracted conversation with your “Cassie.” If we could secretly eavesdrop on that dialogue, what would be its features?

You would likely be noticeably gentle—softly gauging your cadence ...

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