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Things to Think About - Many people listen with the intent to respond, not to understand

Things to Think About
By Pepper de Callier


“Many people listen with the intent to respond, not to understand.”  Steven Covey  

This wonderful insight is made memorable by this humorous story from John Maxwell.

A couple of hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground.
He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are rolled back in his head.
The other hunter starts to panic, then whips out his cell phone and calls 911.
He frantically blurts out to the operator, “My friend Bubba is dead! What can I do?”
The operator, trying to calm him down says, “Take it easy. I can help. Just listen to me and follow my instructions. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.”
There’s a short pause, and then the operator hears a loud gunshot!
The hunter comes back on the line and says, “OK, now what?”

Good luck on your journey!


About the Author: Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute, which was named “Best Corporate Leadership Coach Europe—2015”, by U.K. based Corporate Vision, Pepper de Callier, is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at www.pragueleadershipinstitute.com / decallier.com

 
 
 
 
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