the art of listening

"There are times in life that you just do not want to miss a chance to shut up." -- Dr. Phil.

A good boss listens, and then makes a decision.  A boss who just makes a decision without listening is an idiot.

I worked with a lot of partners who did a lot of talking and made decisions.  I worked with a few partners who were really, really good listeners.  You can spot these folks right away in meetings:  Their mouths are not moving.  And when it does move, they say something profound based on what they were listening to.  Working with a partner who is a good listener is an amazing experience.

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