Listen and then do something

Blogger and Skillsoft leader Shawn Hunter has a background as interesting as it gets. As a former ranch hand and teacher in Korea he brings a quirky wit and counterintuitive view to each of his interviews. I had the pleasure of participating in one of Skillsoft’s leadership conversations that Shawn hosted from his barn in Maine. As his dog Penny slept on the couch we talked about how quiet influencers shine. (I tried not to think about the 450 listeners on the line so that I could follow Shawn’s provocative questions:)). Give a listen and let us know what you think.

Shawn wrote a piece about the overuse of listening that I think you might enjoy. I believe that any strength overused does become a weakness and he highlights the points in QI about how too much listening can be a barrier in making a difference.



2 thoughts on “Listen and then do something

  1. Bob McIntosh

    I hear you on this, Jennifer. When I am listening too much and not offering input, it’s either because the person is overpowering or I’m not interested or, in rare cases, afraid to offer my input. In all cases it means lost productivity. The situation I dislike the most is the overpowering talker who has no regard for others thoughts.


    1. Jennifer Kahnweiler Post author

      Thanks for the comment Bob. I think you probably excel at having focused conversations, another introvert strength….


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