Coach John Wooden said, “being an effective leader requires being an effective listener.” When we take on a leadership role, we often suppose we were put in charge to speak, not to listen.
However, as Mr. Wooden informs us, listening to those around us is our most critical leadership tool. As we listen, we gain insight into the ideas, hearts and motivations of the team. Listening draws out responsibility and promotes the success of a team.
Jeremiah 29:12 says, “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.”
When we call on God, He listens. He’s never too busy to listen. Who do you need to listen to today? In what meeting do you need to speak less and listen more?
Today’s Integrity Moment was adapted with permission from the writings of Author/Speaker, and Business Coach, Stephanie Winslow.