Upcoming Events

6/25/15 Jon White will present the central concepts of “What You Don’t Know About Listening” in an interactive session with the North American HR organization of BIC Graphics in Red Wing, MN 9/30/15 Jon White will discuss the listening with a group of senior HR leaders brought together by Power Connections. Previous Events 5/11/15 Jon White will speak at the …

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Why It’s Better to Know Nothing

Here’s a counter-intuitive discovery for you… We recently spoke at an ASTD meeting. After participating in one of our listening exercises, Kevin remarked that he found it easier to listen to Samantha because she talked about a topic he knew well. The familiar subject made it possible for him to stay interested in the conversation. That got us thinking. It …

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Listen to Jon’s appearance on The Coaching Perspective Radio Show

Jon appeared on the Coaching Perspective, Interviews with Coaches, HR Professionals and CEOs on OCTalkRadio.net. Doug Gfeller is the show’s host. The show was recorded on September 11, 2014. Listen to Jon’s segment here.  

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Jon White, Author, Interview – What You Don’t Know About Listening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JON WHITE, AUTHOR, TO BE RADIO SHOW GUEST THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014 IRVINE, CA, JULY 31, 2014 – Jon White, co-author of What You Don’t Know About Listening (Could Fill a Book), is next week’s guest on the Prescriptions for Healing Conflict radio show airing Monday, August 4, 2014. Mr. White will discuss the tenets of his …

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Why Most Managers Hate Performance Reviews

We’re Not Exaggerating! Most Managers Do Not Like Perfomance ReviewsHere are the top reasons they cite: Preparing them is time consuming Delivering the review can be stressful It’s hard to see any change in productivity as a result of this investment Well-meaning companies tweak their review process to address some of these concerns, but then managers are stuck with learning …

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The Worst Day to Announce Change

The Worst Day to Announce Change Which day of the week is the best day to deliver bad news? We are frequently surprised at how often leaders choose a Friday. The rationale: “It will give everyone a chance to settle down over the weekend.”  Settle down? Who do you think they’ll be talking to over the weekend? Other disenchanted coworkers …

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Leadership Research On Listening

A recent leadership research study of 1,412 leaders by Management Research Group (MRG) found that two seemingly opposing sets of behaviors were important to be successful in the technology sector: business behaviors and people behaviors. The business behaviors included being strategic, challenging the rules and a desire to be in a position of authority. A very different set of behaviors …

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Can You Actually Learn To Listen Better?

Can you learn to listen better? Some skills are easier to learn than others. Listening skills are actually pretty easy to understand and adopt, but sustaining a change in something you initially learned years ago…not so easy! All learning is made easier when we have an awareness of the gap between how skilled we are and what proficiency we desire. …

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Our Mission

Welcome to our ongoing conversation about WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT LISTENING. Our Mission is to change the way in which people worldwide listen to one another. That sounds like a huge undertaking and we have no illusions about our ability to make that happen quickly. We envision starting with people like yourself and building a community of advocates that …

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