“Hi, I am the Chief Listening Officer…”

There are few things in life that can get you ahead. One of the simplest things I have discovered is the simple act of listening. If you are an executive listening should be your strongest skill. If not, it should be a skill you improve on. To be successful, you need to be good at listening.

Listening is part skill and part art.  As strange as it may sound – there are listening skills. Google the word ‘listening’ and you will get a list of hundreds of site where you can read how to improve this skill. We learn to listen as part of our formal education. You must listen to eventually learn. The same holds true in our careers, “to be successful we have to listen.”