Great article from Mckinsey Quarterly on the import skill of listening. Strong listening skills are crucial to leadership presence. Imagine the engagement and innovation that could occur if you believed that each person has something unique to contribute? If as a leader you were able to apply the 80/20 rule to listening/talking? A good leader will seek to understand AND challenge underlying assumptions to dig deeper. What are some key situations in your company that might benefit from a leader who shows up curious and listening? Major organizational changes? Acquisitions or Divestitures? Outsourcing or Offshoring work? Contact me to discuss the possibilities.