Hi I’m Jane Adshead-Grant, author of Are you listening or just waiting to speak? which is available as an e-book you can download here or as a paperback from Amazon.

This book is based on my experience of 30 years working as an HR Practitioner and Executive Coach within professional and financial services. My experience of listening was taken to a new level when I met Nancy Kline, pioneer and founder of the Thinking Environment, seen here with me and who kindly wrote the foreword.


The challenge today is that we can readily identify others that do not listen well and overlook our own capacity to listen well. We are too quick to jump to a conclusion, listen just long enough to form a reply or offer our solution.

When you buy ‘Are you listening or just waiting to speak?’ you will deepen your business relationships by developing further your capacity to listen. In addition, you will:

  • Discover WHY listening well is critical both in life and in business
  • Uncover the myths of listening
  • Learn 11 principles of active listening
  • Recognise the challenges to active listening
  • Discover how developing your listening skills can benefit YOU
  • Gain 5 top tips in developing YOUR listening skills
  • Understand two different types of listening
  • Distinguish between hearing and listening
  • Reflect on your own listening habits
  • Develop your communication skills to a higher level


 Here’s what others have said after reading the book:


“I think that this book is hugely important. It is wonderfully and uniquely focused, like a laser, on this central and crucial aspect of leadership and professional work. Best of all, your message is indelible because it is not diluted, and because you combine principles and ideas with the most practical, implementable actions. And so your book can truly change the way people behave and think. I am so glad you have produced this for the world!” Nancy Kline, Author of More Time to Think – A way of being in the world.

“This book inspires me to believe that the office environment can become a much better place for all, more collaborative and where all views are held dear, even sought after. Jane’s book points out the timeless, precious value of listening – giving staff and managers easy-to-use tips to put into practice this largely undervalued skill.” Jo Johnston, freelance copywriter/editor.

“A delightful quick and easy read to make a big difference to your leadership and life. This book provides a practical guide to delivering exceptional results by making simple, effective changes.  It is rich with practical resources, opportunities for reflection and learning and embedded in the realities of professional life.   A must read for you, your team, your colleagues, your boss, your loved ones…the list is endless.” Elizabeth Arthur, Executive Coach

Get your copy for just £7.50

with the 50% off Coupon Code: 3UXHVCYTVP 

Download your copy of the e-book HERE.

Don’t miss out on what others have learned and applied already. Don’t lose your opportunity to buy this practical guide that will help you to have what it takes to be OUTSTANDING and STAND OUT in this noisy world.