Navigating Digital Change by Leaning Into Tech and Expanding a Human Touch with Agathe Daae-Qvale

Many organizations struggle to balance technical project demands with the human elements essential for successful change. This gap often leads to inefficiencies, low morale, and failed initiatives, despite thorough planning and structured processes. Ignoring the emotional aspects of teams prevents companies from unlocking their workforce’s full potential. Integrating both technical and human sides of work,… Continue reading Navigating Digital Change by Leaning Into Tech and Expanding a Human Touch with Agathe Daae-Qvale

The Fisherman’s Path to Leadership: Lessons in Listening and Resilience with Oleg Konovalov

Do you find yourself struggling to navigate through the storms of life, both personally and professionally? It’s easy to get lost amidst the distractions and challenges, leaving us feeling disconnected and unfulfilled. But there is a way to find clarity amidst the chaos: by listening to the voice of our own intuition and harnessing our… Continue reading The Fisherman’s Path to Leadership: Lessons in Listening and Resilience with Oleg Konovalov

The Dark Triad: Recognizing, Understanding, and Navigating Co-workers with High Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy with Jon Gruda

In the workplace, we encounter various personalities, some more challenging than others. Traits like narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy among colleagues or leaders can significantly impact workplace dynamics, leading to conflicts, manipulation, and toxicity within teams. Recognizing and understanding these traits can help you navigate such environments more effectively. Meet our guest, Jon Gruda, a Professor… Continue reading The Dark Triad: Recognizing, Understanding, and Navigating Co-workers with High Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy with Jon Gruda

Listening for Candor:  Building Trust to Bridge Power Divides with Peter Yaholkovsky

  It’s easy to feel drowned out, overlooked, or even silenced amidst the clamor of opinions and power plays. But what if, amid this chaos, we dared to pause and embrace a far reaching act—the profound power of listening? Imagine a world where instead of engaging in heated debates, we develop genuine, attentive listening. Not… Continue reading Listening for Candor:  Building Trust to Bridge Power Divides with Peter Yaholkovsky

Better Listening: From Surface Conversations to Empathic Meaningful Dialogues with Stan Slovin 

How often do you catch yourself merely waiting for your turn to respond, not really noticing or even caring about what the other person is trying to communicate. This reactive mode of communication often stifles genuine expression, preventing us  from fully emptying our thoughts and emotions. Consequently, a lack of authentic listening extends to various… Continue reading Better Listening: From Surface Conversations to Empathic Meaningful Dialogues with Stan Slovin 

Listening to the Pulse in Leadership: Nourishing Realistic Expectations and Intentionally Catalyzing Employee and Team Growth with Clint Calleja

It’s easy to overlook the power of listening to and reflecting on the pulse of the team, encouraging genuine connection and understanding. Before moving ahead towards our goals, why not take a moment to take a pulse of the collective team energy, ensuring alignment and fostering a more empathetic environment?  As the Director of Engineering… Continue reading Listening to the Pulse in Leadership: Nourishing Realistic Expectations and Intentionally Catalyzing Employee and Team Growth with Clint Calleja

Navigating Reflective Leadership With Authentic Presence: Embracing Your True Self and Trusting the Process with Benjamin Achenbach

Navigating leadership authentically and self-care is not easy, especially when it seems like everything around you is “crashing down”.  Yet, what if this is an opportunity to find your purpose?   Discover the power of listening in purpose-lead leadership through this thought-provoking podcast episode. Dive into a reflective conversation about the importance of being present,… Continue reading Navigating Reflective Leadership With Authentic Presence: Embracing Your True Self and Trusting the Process with Benjamin Achenbach

Listening Through Chaos: Building Trust and Resolving Conflict Impacted By Our Subconscious Patterns with Thais Gibson

Conflicts can cause major stress on your relationships and your wellbeing. And often it’s hard to put your finger on what just happened or why the same thing keeps happening.  What if in that moment of chaos, when you feel overwhelmed or frustrated, listening could be your answer to breaking unhealthy communication patterns. In this… Continue reading Listening Through Chaos: Building Trust and Resolving Conflict Impacted By Our Subconscious Patterns with Thais Gibson

Soul Biographies Film Maker Nic Askew on Seeing The Human Soul by Experiencing Nothingness So that Something Can Emerge

Imagine sitting in a chair looking into a camera and being seen in a new way that feels like complete belonging.  And even though it’s new, it’s like it has always been there. It’s always been you.   Our guest filmmaker Nic Askew, shares a simple, yet profound way to experience listening, and his method may… Continue reading Soul Biographies Film Maker Nic Askew on Seeing The Human Soul by Experiencing Nothingness So that Something Can Emerge

Listening to Discover Your Authentic Self in Surprising and Fun Ways  by Dr. Katja Brunkhorst

It’s easy to lose touch with our true selves in a world that constantly bombards us with external noise and expectations. We often find ourselves seeking validation and approval from others, forgetting that the most important voice to listen to is our own. Revealing our identities and embracing our unique qualities can be a transformative… Continue reading Listening to Discover Your Authentic Self in Surprising and Fun Ways  by Dr. Katja Brunkhorst

Organizational Listening II: Expanding the Concept, Theory, and Practice with Jim Macnamara

Are you ready to take your organization to the next level? When you decide to shift your time and resources towards systems, tools and processes for organizational listening to effectively listen to stakeholders, you will have impressive benefits that may surprise you. Be the pioneer. Jim Macnamara, a pioneer in listening research and Distinguished Professor… Continue reading Organizational Listening II: Expanding the Concept, Theory, and Practice with Jim Macnamara

Another Change Fiasco? Activate 3% of Influencers and Harness the Power of Listening for Success with Jeppe Vilstrup Hansgaard

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations are constantly seeking innovative ways to adapt and thrive. One key aspect that cannot be overlooked is the power and influence of peer-to-peer networks.  These networks, consisting of smaller tribes within an organization, have the potential to shape the course of change and drive transformative outcomes. Trust and… Continue reading Another Change Fiasco? Activate 3% of Influencers and Harness the Power of Listening for Success with Jeppe Vilstrup Hansgaard

AI Opportunities and Challenges alongside the Power of Listening and Human Connection with Niels Van Quaquebeke

Undoubtedly, AI has made significant contributions in various aspects of human life by automating countless tasks and eliminating the need for extensive manual labor.  However, a notable challenge arises as AI replaces human workforce in many companies, resulting in a decline in human interaction skills.  This raises the question of whether life is becoming too… Continue reading AI Opportunities and Challenges alongside the Power of Listening and Human Connection with Niels Van Quaquebeke

Becoming More Relevant with the Better Listening Method: The Power of Active and Systemic Listening in Media Organizations with Nanna Holst

In this episode of the Listening Superpower Podcast, we’re joined by Nanna Holst to delve into how the media landscape’s evolution, driven by new platforms, shifting consumption, and AI advancements, is swamping audiences with more information, but not necessarily more insight. We discuss how traditional media must transform, using active listening and engagement to stay… Continue reading Becoming More Relevant with the Better Listening Method: The Power of Active and Systemic Listening in Media Organizations with Nanna Holst

The Impact of Listening in Crisis and Politics with Matt Krayton

Politics is often described as a tough world to be in, filled with heated debates and difficult conversations. Navigating through these challenging situations can be a daunting task. However, there is a key element that plays a vital role in this process – that is listening. Our guest on the listening SUPERPOWER podcast, Matt Krayton… Continue reading The Impact of Listening in Crisis and Politics with Matt Krayton

The Powerful Impact Of Humility And Good Listening Working Together Hand in Hand for Bottom Line Results with Michal Lehmann

Listening is a powerful skill that can transform our interactions and relationships. It opens up doors to deeper understanding, connection, and empathy and ultimately cultivates something equally valuable, and that is humility. Michal Lehmann is a post-doctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, focused on exploring the intricacies of humility from a dyadic perspective. Her research… Continue reading The Powerful Impact Of Humility And Good Listening Working Together Hand in Hand for Bottom Line Results with Michal Lehmann

Listening SuperPOWER Podcast, The Journey: Raquel Sharing Her Thoughts and Podcast Journey

Let’s go back the memory lane and look back at how this podcast started. The podcast started as “Listen In” but evolved into the Listening Superpower podcast to explore the impact and importance of listening. Over the course of the podcast’s three-year run, Raquel has engaged in conversations with experts and individuals from various fields,… Continue reading Listening SuperPOWER Podcast, The Journey: Raquel Sharing Her Thoughts and Podcast Journey

The Transformative Power of Offering a Listening Ear with Jeff Hoffman

How can listening help organizations have impact on critical global issues, while understanding and acting upon local needs? This tension is the space our next guest leans into in order to understand the real needs and potential. Jeff Hoffman is a Proven Public Affairs executive for The Walt Disney Company, the world’s most storied and… Continue reading The Transformative Power of Offering a Listening Ear with Jeff Hoffman

A Journey Into The Power of Storytelling with Mary Alice Arthur

  Storytelling has captivated humanity since the beginning of time. It has the unique ability to transport us to different worlds, evoke emotions, and convey powerful messages. But storytelling is not just about entertaining and fascinating us; it is also about listening. By truly engaging with a story, we can gain deeper insights into ourselves… Continue reading A Journey Into The Power of Storytelling with Mary Alice Arthur

Accept, Embrace and Empower A New ‘SSStart’:Embracing Stuttering through Listening with Puneet Singh Singhal

Discover the beauty of acceptance and the power of listening. Puneet Singh Singhal, founder of ssstart.org, joins Raquel Ark on the Listening Superpower podcast to discuss the power of listening and the importance of acceptance for people who stutter.  Puneet shares his personal journey with stuttering and how it led him to create ssstart.org –… Continue reading Accept, Embrace and Empower A New ‘SSStart’:Embracing Stuttering through Listening with Puneet Singh Singhal

Unlocking Human Potential in Organizations with Mark Vandeneijnde

As humans, we have an immense potential within us waiting to be unlocked. However, often we find ourselves stuck in a fixed way of being, limiting our growth and potential. It’s time to break free from this mindset and embrace curiosity as a way of life. Mark Vandeneijnde’s keen sense of insight and market understanding… Continue reading Unlocking Human Potential in Organizations with Mark Vandeneijnde

Channel Inner Calm Through The Power Of Presence and Listening With Jo Boniszewski

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking we know everything. What if we took a step back and listened more? Not only to other people, but also to ourselves and to the situation? By opening ourselves up to different perspectives and experiences, we start on a journey of exploration and discovery, even in… Continue reading Channel Inner Calm Through The Power Of Presence and Listening With Jo Boniszewski

Enhancing Resilience by Listening to Your Mind and Body through Breathwork and Cold Exposure with Leah Scott

How can you increase your mental and physical resilience so that you can choose your responses to the day-to-day pressures as well as navigate life’s changes? While physical health is crucial, it’s equally important to prioritize mental well-being. On this episode of the Listening Superpower Podcast, we welcome Leah Scott, a Wim Hof Method instructor,… Continue reading Enhancing Resilience by Listening to Your Mind and Body through Breathwork and Cold Exposure with Leah Scott

Starting from Zero: The Impact of Listening to What is Not Being Said with Grammy Winning Musician Terreon Gully

We often don’t give space and energy to  listen to what is not being said and instead focus on what we hear, our expectations and what we have “practiced” without paying attention to others or the space in between. This can cause a lot of misunderstandings and performance is often lowered. What if you could… Continue reading Starting from Zero: The Impact of Listening to What is Not Being Said with Grammy Winning Musician Terreon Gully

Definition of Listening Based on Science with Dr. Avi Kluger

What does it mean to truly listen in a way that has enormous impact, also in the business world?  When we commit to truly listening to someone, we open doors for quality connections that can lead to transformation and relationship satisfaction. It’s through listening that we can build bridges of understanding, empathy, and trust that… Continue reading Definition of Listening Based on Science with Dr. Avi Kluger

‘Today I Will Listen’, Listening as the foundation of all communication skills with Marva Shand-McIntosh 

Have you ever thought about how listening develops in children and how this connects with listening in leadership development? You might be surprised by what you discover from our guest today.  Marva Shand-McIntosh  founded the I Love to Listen Day in 2005, and it’s still going strong. This day is celebrated every year on May… Continue reading ‘Today I Will Listen’, Listening as the foundation of all communication skills with Marva Shand-McIntosh 

Breaking the Language Barrier and Fostering Inclusion: How Linguistic Bias Impacts Business and Diversity with Heather Hansen

When it comes to Diversity and Inclusion, one hidden bias continues to hold businesses back: linguistic bias. This hidden bias affects much more than just non-offensive language, influencing the way we judge people from the moment they open their mouths. Where do these biases come from? How do they hinder hiring and promotion decisions? How… Continue reading Breaking the Language Barrier and Fostering Inclusion: How Linguistic Bias Impacts Business and Diversity with Heather Hansen

Conversations about Getting Real: Unlock Authentic Leadership through Listening and Curiosity

What are the triggers that make you boiling mad? Do you notice what happens to you and the voices in your head when you feel like someone doesn’t understand you or does something “against” you? Do you want people to see and appreciate you for who you really are?   And how do we authentically become… Continue reading Conversations about Getting Real: Unlock Authentic Leadership through Listening and Curiosity

More Practical Ways to Get People to Listen to You: The Practice of High-Quality Listening

As Raquel traveled back to Germany from visiting her family, she brought along stories that spoke volumes of her purpose in life – practicing and being surprised by our listening superpower. Reflecting on a routine she had while traveling as a younger person, she took time to look at the window from a cloud perspective… Continue reading More Practical Ways to Get People to Listen to You: The Practice of High-Quality Listening

Reflecting on 2022: Tips on How to Help People Listen to YOU Better for Facilitating More Intentional Listening in 2023

On the shortest day of the year, known as the Winter Solstice, Raquel takes a moment to reflect on 2022. What brought you light this year? As the days start to get longer and extend, what would you like to extend further from 2022 into 2023?  And as we take the opportunity to reflect on… Continue reading Reflecting on 2022: Tips on How to Help People Listen to YOU Better for Facilitating More Intentional Listening in 2023

Crafting Connection in Groups Through Visual Facilitation, Visual Harvesting, and Active Listening with Vanessa Jane Smith

Have you noticed how your co-workers or team seem to have difficulty listening well to each other, having different understandings of what is important? Do you want to know how you can help a group listen to what is actually emerging in discussions? Visualize it. In today’s episode, our guest talks about how listening is… Continue reading Crafting Connection in Groups Through Visual Facilitation, Visual Harvesting, and Active Listening with Vanessa Jane Smith

Quietly Powerful: Unlocking the Leadership Superpower of Quiet Leaders with Megumi Miki

Have you ever thought you would not be an effective leader just because you are a naturally quiet person? Or are you only recruiting leaders who are outspoken and seem confident? We have long been stuck in a narrow and outdated view of what good leadership looks, sounds, and feels like. Often we assume there’s… Continue reading Quietly Powerful: Unlocking the Leadership Superpower of Quiet Leaders with Megumi Miki

Leading Successfully by Maximizing Curiosity and Self-leadership by Craig Dowden

Achieving optimal results for ourselves and the organization requires engaging in authentic conversations. This involves listening that is not driven by fear, but by maximizing curiosity. And listening by curiosity motivates change, especially when it comes to receiving and processing feedback. Best-selling author, executive coach, and keynote speaker Dr. Craig Dowden  is bridging the gap… Continue reading Leading Successfully by Maximizing Curiosity and Self-leadership by Craig Dowden

Elite Communications Skills as a Competitive Advantage, Think Clearly and Communicate Concisely with Joe McCormack

In a noisy world with so many distractions pulling us in different directions, it is easy to get lost and not make sense of what people are trying to communicate. This is true for both the person listening and the one being listened to. Listening with purposeful intention and saying the most important things first… Continue reading Elite Communications Skills as a Competitive Advantage, Think Clearly and Communicate Concisely with Joe McCormack

Celebrating “Listen In” to “Listening Superpower”: Behind the Podcast Scene and What’s Next!

Listen in podcast has reached a milestone, and we’re celebrating!  You’re in for a treat, of course. You’ve heard Raquel mention her son, Luke, often in the interviews.  How about Luke interviewing his mother, Raquel, for a change?  The tables are turned, and Raquel becomes the interviewee. Get an inside look at Raquel’s journey into… Continue reading Celebrating “Listen In” to “Listening Superpower”: Behind the Podcast Scene and What’s Next!

Published
Categorized as Allgemein

The Importance of #Listening in the Patient #Healthcare

How can we listen well when we have limited time and high demands? This is an important question across all types of organizations.  And especially in the medical environment, have a potential life and death answer. The ability of health providers to listen is key to enhancing the patient experience and giving quality health care.  … Continue reading The Importance of #Listening in the Patient #Healthcare

#Self-Listening as a Powerful Tool to Help You Get #Unstuck and Keep Going with Robbie Swale

How can listening to yourself be an ultimate superpower to live the life you want? Robbie Swale is a leadership coach, author, and podcaster, whose work focuses on creativity, coaching, and leading with honor. His time is split between his coaching business, writing, and various associate work. He supports coaches to grow their businesses and… Continue reading #Self-Listening as a Powerful Tool to Help You Get #Unstuck and Keep Going with Robbie Swale

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

#Listening to Create #Customer and #Business Value with Teresa Torres

How can you get more value through team collaboration and understanding what your customer really needs? Teresa Torres is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach who helps teams gain valuable insights from their customer interviews, run effective product experiments, and drive product outcomes that create value for their customers and their businesses. She teaches… Continue reading #Listening to Create #Customer and #Business Value with Teresa Torres

#Listening Research and its Power with Associate Professor Guy Itzchakov

High-quality listening has a lot of power to impact challenging conversations, engagement and burnout. And we are only at the beginning of learning about the potential of listening and what is possible. In this episode, we dive into current research and open questions. Guy Itzchakov, an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Services at… Continue reading #Listening Research and its Power with Associate Professor Guy Itzchakov

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

The Listening School Impacting Relationships and Society One Listening Ear at a Time with Ebele Chukwujama

Often we don’t notice it, but as leaders taking on varied roles in one’s personal and professional life, we find ourselves hearing and not listening.  When we truly dial into our listening intelligence, that’s when it strengthens connections and improves relationships that reinforce the human capacity for positive societal change. Ebele Chukwujama is a Chief… Continue reading The Listening School Impacting Relationships and Society One Listening Ear at a Time with Ebele Chukwujama

Published
Categorized as Allgemein

Empowering Voices for Social Impact and Connecting Communities with Ramona Houston

Everyone has the capacity to make a difference on the social challenges that face us every day. Helping financially is one way, yet there are so many other ways we can have social impact.  Building relationships in our communities where all voices are heard and considered in a foundation building block to create a collective… Continue reading Empowering Voices for Social Impact and Connecting Communities with Ramona Houston

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Be a Superstar Communicator: How to Speak to be Noticed, Respected, and Heard with Susan Heaton-Wright

How can we speak in a way that will drive people to easily listen and understand our message?  Learn the art of communication with us today, so you can be noticed, respected, and heard as you speak!  Susan Heaton-Wright is the founder of SuperStar Communicator, where she helps empower individuals and teams to be impactful,… Continue reading Be a Superstar Communicator: How to Speak to be Noticed, Respected, and Heard with Susan Heaton-Wright

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Managing Remote Teams: How to Achieve Together When Everyone is Working from Home with Luke Szyrmer

When working with a team, how do you effectively help each other while knowing that emotions are and will always be part of communicating? Lots of things are being done in a company with all the skills of different employees. By combining the I’s to form the we, we allow everyone to show up in… Continue reading Managing Remote Teams: How to Achieve Together When Everyone is Working from Home with Luke Szyrmer

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

The #Listening #Coach Unlocking #Potential towards growth and fulfillment by Jane Adshead Grant

As we live in a world where there are lots of distractions, be that from modern technology or from people constantly telling us what to do, we often forget that as humans, we yearn to be noticed and heard too. Just as how important it is for us to listen to others, we also shouldn’t… Continue reading The #Listening #Coach Unlocking #Potential towards growth and fulfillment by Jane Adshead Grant

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Aligning #Communication and Building a Strong #Listening #Culture Through Listening Training with Laura Janusik

How do we develop a listening culture that helps us listen more effectively to create better relationships in our personal lives and at work? One way is through listening training using meta-cognitive strategies. Learning how to listen to our listening behaviors WHILE we are listening, so that we can grow and adjust for more impact.… Continue reading Aligning #Communication and Building a Strong #Listening #Culture Through Listening Training with Laura Janusik

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

‘Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders’

Leadership can get lonely. And when under pressure, it’s often hard to be vulnerable in front of your team members. It can feel like the weight of decision-making and responsibility falls all on you.  What if there were another way.  One that could create a transformative culture where everyone is heard and valued, giving rise… Continue reading ‘Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders’

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

The Power of #Listening to #Feedback for #Transformation in Schools and Organizations with Sharif El-Mekki, Black Educator Development

Have you ever asked your child, your student, your employee, your organization, your customer…. How do you experience our leadership? How do you experience this policy? How do you experience me as a parent? And what would you like to experience? In this episode, Sharif shares examples and stories as to how to shift dynamics… Continue reading The Power of #Listening to #Feedback for #Transformation in Schools and Organizations with Sharif El-Mekki, Black Educator Development

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Dynamic Reteaming: Mastering Team Change for Excellence Using Your Listening Muscle with Heidi Helfand

We live in a world of ever-changing team dynamics. How do we use listening and communication as a tool to help individuals and teams adapt well to change, manage conflicts and challenges, learn and grow?  How do team structures influence finding solutions to big challenges while creating meaningful people experiences? And what are the various… Continue reading Dynamic Reteaming: Mastering Team Change for Excellence Using Your Listening Muscle with Heidi Helfand

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

The Mission Of A Lifetime: Lessons From The Men Who Went To The #Moon with Basil Hero

What would happen if we would stop talking past each other and start becoming listeners just like astronauts who went to the moon? Discover how to listen like the Astronauts who went to the moon. Not only was it a life or death critical skill, listening also transformed how they understood the the world, humanity… Continue reading The Mission Of A Lifetime: Lessons From The Men Who Went To The #Moon with Basil Hero

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

#Advocating for #Children by #Listening with #Compassion as the New Curriculum with Stephen Ritz

How can we teach and nourish children so that small changes have a significant impact on their transformation as well as helping our planet? And what do growing plants and listening have in common for this transformation to be possible? Stephen Ritz is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning educator, author of best-selling book, The Power Of… Continue reading #Advocating for #Children by #Listening with #Compassion as the New Curriculum with Stephen Ritz

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

How Do Children Listen? And What Can We Do to Help Children Learn How to Listen with Laura Hargraves

Enjoy this inspiring conversation with author Laura Hargraves, an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist with an extensive background in the rehabilitation and healthcare field. Recently, her career has focused on public school settings, allowing her to observe how the need for listening skills has become even more critical. And more importantly, what we can do about it.… Continue reading How Do Children Listen? And What Can We Do to Help Children Learn How to Listen with Laura Hargraves

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Stop Doing #Listening and Start Being a #Listener with Colin Smith

Imagine what could be possible if we learned to listen first? Better flow, understanding and win-win solutions that transcend cultures, beliefs, and languages. Leaders can learn how to provide a safe space and trust for a challenging conversation, which allows for a more dynamic interaction among team members, empowering them to seek solutions themselves and… Continue reading Stop Doing #Listening and Start Being a #Listener with Colin Smith

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

The #Power of #listening with your #heart, Giving voice for #Equity and #Inclusion with Dr. Teri Varner

What does it mean to listen with your heart, not just your head? And how does this help us work at a deeper level with diversity, equity and inclusivity so that we can impact real change?  Dr. Teri Varner is an academic visionary with garnered experience in teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development to meet specific… Continue reading The #Power of #listening with your #heart, Giving voice for #Equity and #Inclusion with Dr. Teri Varner

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Former #Xbox CEO Robbie Bach on #Listening to #Creativity and Writing His first #Novel

It doesn’t matter what background you have, or what type of job you do or the experiences you have, imagine what could be possible when you learn how to listen to your creativity? Robbie Bach, who is best known for founding and leading the team that created the Xbox did just this. And this process… Continue reading Former #Xbox CEO Robbie Bach on #Listening to #Creativity and Writing His first #Novel

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

#Listening to Foster #Innovation, #Creativity and #Transformation with Gemma Jiang

Too many interruptions are taking us away from what truly matters. We also see leaders afraid to listen. And this blocks the dynamics of listening, preventing a decision to trickle down to the lower echelons of the organization. Sense-making is a process that uses listening as a tool to foster learning that encompasses innovation, creativity,… Continue reading #Listening to Foster #Innovation, #Creativity and #Transformation with Gemma Jiang

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

#Listening as a #Success Factor for #Sales and #Negotiations with Jürgen Scherer

Have you ever noticed how rushing conversations and negotiations can create unnecessary misunderstandings?  Or even cause us to miss the point which can lead to critical business outcomes? How can you intentionally listen leading to more effective, innovative solutions? Feedback loops integrating asking, listening, connecting and developing are key towards successful negotiations and building strong… Continue reading #Listening as a #Success Factor for #Sales and #Negotiations with Jürgen Scherer

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Navigating Differences Through Heart-centered Empathic Listening with Juliana Tafur

Listening unites and connects us. Taking time to stop and listen to others, despite culture, race, sexual orientation, views, can create a deep human connection even when we have strong differences of opinions.  The powerful transformation brought by listening is one of the simple changes the world never knew we actually needed. No limitations, no… Continue reading Navigating Differences Through Heart-centered Empathic Listening with Juliana Tafur

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Strategic #Listening: The Pathway to #WorldPeace with Annie Rappeport

Consider a time when you spent a lot of time and resources with a group trying to solve a problem, and it seemed like nothing happened as a result. You didn’t feel valued and thought you wasted your time. You wouldn’t do that again. Annie brings clarity as to why this happens in the decision-making… Continue reading Strategic #Listening: The Pathway to #WorldPeace with Annie Rappeport

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

#Listening to the Pulse of your #Organization and your #Team in a #VUCA world with Susanne Marell

Being a leader in a Vuca (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) world is not easy and according to Susanne Marell, requires listening. And listening takes different forms. Listening to the market and customer trends, listening to my team needs, listening to individual needs and listening to feedback from my team, not to mention the questions… Continue reading #Listening to the Pulse of your #Organization and your #Team in a #VUCA world with Susanne Marell

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Cultivating Active #Listening “Silence” to Become a Better #Leader with Lori Joubert

Have you ever paid attention to the assumptions we have in our conversations with different people?  Often when we’re listening to another person tell their story, we’re listening for the things that we want to hear rather than what the other person is trying to show us at that moment. This bias blocks our listening… Continue reading Cultivating Active #Listening “Silence” to Become a Better #Leader with Lori Joubert

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

#Technology to Deeply #Listen to Each Other through Small Groups, both Asynchronous and Synchronous with Lorenz Sell

Imagine software that can be used to cultivate meaningful connections online. According to Lorenz Sell, this is possible by creating a container where small groups can deeply “listen” to each other, both sync and async. 95% of people who engage in online learning are likely to drop out. In this episode, Lorenz Sell shares how… Continue reading #Technology to Deeply #Listen to Each Other through Small Groups, both Asynchronous and Synchronous with Lorenz Sell

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

How to #Listen to Yourself, Others and the Big Picture with Victor Pierau

Our busy minds can get in our way with connecting to ourselves and others. Often we blame it on all of the distractions around us. Yet, have you ever paid attention to your basic physical energy level and noticed that after a good night’s sleep you feel like your battery has been charged and you… Continue reading How to #Listen to Yourself, Others and the Big Picture with Victor Pierau

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Activating the Value of #Belonging at Work Through #Listening with Sarah Judd Welch

What does listening have to do with belonging? There is currently a lot of buzz around the cost to organizations when employees do not feel belonging. Yet it’s not just buzz. There is more and more research showing that when employees feel like they belong, organizations can reap bottom-line benefits.  In this episode, Sarah describes… Continue reading Activating the Value of #Belonging at Work Through #Listening with Sarah Judd Welch

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

The #TransformativePower of #GenerativeListening with Jane Adshead-Grant

How do we open up ourselves to possibilities, new ideas, and solutions?   In this episode, Jane shares the impact of generative listening. She speaks about how her life and relationships have deepened and have become more meaningful as she has learned and practiced this type of listening. She shares stories about how listening helps… Continue reading The #TransformativePower of #GenerativeListening with Jane Adshead-Grant

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

#Listening to Stories for #Healing and #Transformation with Liliane Pari Umuhoza

Everyone has had life and work experiences that we are afraid to share with others.  Yet keeping it inside can influence how we feel and impact our behaviors at work and at home. And we may not always fully understand our experiences and our behaviors. This episode is an amazing example of how listening can… Continue reading #Listening to Stories for #Healing and #Transformation with Liliane Pari Umuhoza

Unlocking Your #Authentic Voice by #SpeakingYourTruth with Elissa Weinzimmer

How do we listen to really know if we are speaking our truth in our daily grind? When do we know if we are using our authentic voice or if we are repeating repetitive, memorized scripts inside our own bubbles of agreement? Elissa shares stories and examples to help us become more connected to our… Continue reading Unlocking Your #Authentic Voice by #SpeakingYourTruth with Elissa Weinzimmer

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

#HorizontalLeadership: The Secret Magical Potion of Listening and Time with Samantha Slade

It’s hard to function from a place of care and collaboration when everyone is under pressure. The complexity of different perspectives, opinions, budgets, deliverables, and stresses create even more challenges.  In this episode, Samantha shares about horizontal leadership and how listening plays a key role, along with managing time. She shares stories about how understanding… Continue reading #HorizontalLeadership: The Secret Magical Potion of Listening and Time with Samantha Slade

Designing Better Ways of Working: Creating an #Intentional #ListeningCulture with Jodie Goulden

Now is the time to start designing effective organizations of the future.  Are you ready to design your organization to be more empowered, innovative, and productive? What designs support organizational structures that create faster and effective decision-making processes, the kind that allows everyone the chance to speak up and be heard. Jodie Goulden is the Founder… Continue reading Designing Better Ways of Working: Creating an #Intentional #ListeningCulture with Jodie Goulden

#Cultivating Meaningful #Relationships through #Compassionate #Listening with Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden of Someone To Tell It To

As humans, one of our greatest longings is to be heard. Through listening, we develop a certain connection to people around us in ways only possible through human interaction. These bonds help find solutions to most of the problems facing humanity.  The thing is, there are some issues that we can’t handle by ourselves. Yet,… Continue reading #Cultivating Meaningful #Relationships through #Compassionate #Listening with Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden of Someone To Tell It To

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Cultivating the #ListenFirst Movement with Communications Scholar Graham Bodie

Each person can be unique in how they show up as a listener. Even if they are at the exact same meeting and listen to the exact same information, each person’s perspective may be different from the rest. This is normally frustrating, yet when we understand different types of listening, we can tap into the… Continue reading Cultivating the #ListenFirst Movement with Communications Scholar Graham Bodie

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Impacting the #BottomLine through #Scaling #OrganizationalListening with Jim Macnamara

Do you feel heard by the organization you work for as an employee? Which companies do you feel listened to as a customer? What have you experienced to know whether your voice is being heard by politicians? Do your employees, customers, and stakeholders feel heard…or not? How can we transform 100s, even 1000s of potential… Continue reading Impacting the #BottomLine through #Scaling #OrganizationalListening with Jim Macnamara

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

#education disruption and #innovation through #listening with Mike Yates

Imagine if you would have told your teacher that the way they just taught something was really lame? It probably would NOT be a good outcome. At a school in Austin, Texas, teachers, or as they call themselves, GUIDES would respond differently. They listen, ask questions, and let students co-create the curriculum so that they… Continue reading #education disruption and #innovation through #listening with Mike Yates

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Developing Meaningful work With Others Through Listening

What can happen when three strangers from three different countries come together and listen to each other deeply? They learn to live well and become wiser.  In this episode, Raquel interviews Susanne Conrad, a learning consultant and online coach in Germany, Martin Farrell, an international facilitator and coach in England, and Patricia Koster, a transformation facilitator in the Netherlands.… Continue reading Developing Meaningful work With Others Through Listening

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Evidence on Listening Training and Workplace Performance with Guy Itzchakov

Listening training can improve workplace performance, creating an environment where employees feel empowered and collaboration is fostered. Dr. Guy Itzchakov is an Assistant Professor at the University of Haifa, Department of Human Services. He earned his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2017. He did research that draws on Carl Rogers’s theory focusing on how… Continue reading Evidence on Listening Training and Workplace Performance with Guy Itzchakov

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

The Power of Deep Listening with Executives with Rebecca Johns

Listening is one skill that is hard to practice. It goes beyond hearing the person. Truly keeping quiet, having introspection within while connecting with the other person, nurturing that curiosity to wonder, and pondering the impact you make on another are key components. Rebecca Johns is a Personal and Professional Development Coach and Trainer. Her background… Continue reading The Power of Deep Listening with Executives with Rebecca Johns

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Leaders and Asking Questions: The Surprising Discovery of What Is Needed to Find Solutions and Build Relationships with Niels Van Quaquebeke

Niels Van Quaquebeke is an organizational psychologist based in Hamburg, Germany. He is recognized as one of the Top100 German-speaking business scholars under 40 (Handelsblatt). He is the recipient of multiple awards for his teaching and is frequently featured in public media. He has a book on the psychology of leadership (currently only in German).  Often… Continue reading Leaders and Asking Questions: The Surprising Discovery of What Is Needed to Find Solutions and Build Relationships with Niels Van Quaquebeke

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Leadership & Listening: Challenges, Impact and Leaving an Unexpected Legacy with Parker Frawley

Are the leadership and listening skills needed in life or death situations that different than those needed for organizational agility and success? And what about leaving your legacy and having an impact beyond your immediate environment, often not really knowing the ripple effect our actions of created. Parker Frawley is a 24+ year combat veteran and decorated… Continue reading Leadership & Listening: Challenges, Impact and Leaving an Unexpected Legacy with Parker Frawley

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Practical Insights for Leaders to Bring Listening Into Their Organizations That Have Real Impact with Corine Jansen (Part 2)

Corine Jansen has been Chief Listening Officer for different organizations in the Netherlands and has experienced the value of listening. She says, “We often make the mistake that we think listening costs a lot of time. But listening is creating an encounter and that encounter is made in a few seconds.” Corine Jansen is a Certified Listening… Continue reading Practical Insights for Leaders to Bring Listening Into Their Organizations That Have Real Impact with Corine Jansen (Part 2)

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

How Listening for Survival As a Young Person Changed to Listening for Transformation in Organizations with Corine Jensen (Part 1)

Can you imagine a job where all you have to do is listen? Corine Jansen has been Chief Listening Officer for different organizations in the Netherlands and this is what she did–she listened. She listened to customers, she listened to patients, she listened to doctors…she listened. And the value of listening even surprised management.  Corine… Continue reading How Listening for Survival As a Young Person Changed to Listening for Transformation in Organizations with Corine Jensen (Part 1)

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Keys to Listening in the High-Stake Tech World for Effective Collaboration with Kathrin O’Sullivan

Kathrin O’Sullivan is an experienced organization development consultant, facilitator, executive coach and speaker with twenty years of experience in the tech industry.  She is based in Silicon Valley and works internationally.  Kathrin believes that in service of creating a world where everyone can thrive, we need smart leaders who are curious, grounded, open, and passionate about… Continue reading Keys to Listening in the High-Stake Tech World for Effective Collaboration with Kathrin O’Sullivan

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Oscar Trimboli on Listening in Organizations and to Customers

Oscar Trimboli is an experienced coach and mentor to senior executives. He has worked with executives at CEO and CFO level and with senior divisional and functional executives in a range of industries. He is the author of Deep Listening: Impact Beyond Words, a professional speaker and mentor, as well. This episode focuses on listening in organizations… Continue reading Oscar Trimboli on Listening in Organizations and to Customers

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Oscar Trimboli Full Interview: Getting Personal and Down to Business with Listening

Oscar Trimboli is an experienced coach and mentor to senior executives. He has worked with executives at CEO and CFO level and with senior divisional and functional executives in a range of industries. He is the author of Deep Listening: Impact Beyond Words, a professional speaker and mentor, as well. This episode focuses on listening in organizations… Continue reading Oscar Trimboli Full Interview: Getting Personal and Down to Business with Listening

Published
Categorized as Listen IN

Welcome to Listen IN Podcast

Hello listeners and listening catalyzers.
This is Raquel Ark, and welcome to Listen IN. Listening can be a superpower in surprising ways. Join me, and be inspired by listening researchers and professionals putting listening into practice beyond what we typically think. We share experiences partnering science and practice for ideas and resources that can help you be more effective at work and at home.
Enjoy listening in!

Published
Categorized as Listen IN
WordPress Cookie Plugin by Real Cookie Banner