Jane’s Blog

An extraordinary year in our ordinary life

An extraordinary year in our ordinary life

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7 Ways to become a better Listener

7 Ways to become a better Listener

Following on from last month’s post, I promised to share ways to overcome our lazy listening habits and become more...
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Are you a lazy listener?

Are you a lazy listener?

What does it feel like to be truly listened to? Recently, I asked a large group of leaders this question...
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A leadership example to behold – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A leadership example to behold – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A peaceful quietness greeted us this Sunday morning as Ed, my husband, and I began our 45 mile cycle ride...
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How to navigate times of transition with more ease

How to navigate times of transition with more ease

Three months ago I realised that I was in, what feels like, a big transition. A time of uncertainty, unknowing,...
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20 years, 20 lessons, I wish I knew when I was 20 Years Old

20 years, 20 lessons, I wish I knew when I was 20 Years Old

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The Results of Listening

The Results of Listening

Listening is a generative act of giving. It is an act of respect. It is an act of care. It...
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Leaders who listen have a profound impact on our happiness

Leaders who listen have a profound impact on our happiness

We continue to witness a variety of leadership styles across our political, organisation and community platforms. Some styles of leadership,...
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What do we miss out on when we are not listening?

What do we miss out on when we are not listening?

Employee well being has become mainstream and a core part of how organisations navigated the pandemic, reports Matt Elliott, Chief...
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Permission to Listen

Permission to Listen

How often do you feel you need to speak, give your opinion, offer a solution to feel of value in...
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Listen to increase your impact

Listen to increase your impact

What are your thoughts and feelings about entering a new hybrid way of working? What do your team members think and feel?
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Finding our true colours

Finding our true colours

A participant on our recent 30-day Listening to Liberate Challenge asked me the question: “How would I describe the three primary colours of listening?”
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Tune in to healthy tension

Tune in to healthy tension

As a leader, you will be busy planning for a new phase in the return to work. You’ll be thinking...
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Listen first to yourself

Listen first to yourself

Lockdown is easing here in the UK. As a leader you’ll be thinking about what returning to the workplace might...
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What stops me listening?

What stops me listening?

Last month I shared five key impacts of listening to others. It seems that many individuals and organisations see the...
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Why should I listen?

Why should I listen?

This question has been on my mind a lot recently. As you know, listening is my thing. I love to...
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Dignity Part 2: Avoiding the slippery slope

Dignity Part 2: Avoiding the slippery slope

New Year is traditionally a time of reflection and resolve. And perhaps we’re extra aware of our thoughts, emotions and...
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Dignity Part 1: Securing the bedrock

Dignity Part 1: Securing the bedrock

Are we building common ground, reaching for higher ground or securing the bedrock? We’ve all learned so much this year...
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Identity Part 2: What are we stepping into?

Identity Part 2: What are we stepping into?

The global pandemic has brought home to us just how complex life really is. The future always was unchartered – but we chose to seek out predictions and forecasts. Now we’ve got to know uncertainty for ourselves. And we’ve learnt that our adaptability helps us live within it and lead others through it. My invitation to you here is to support yourself, and those you lead, with the shift in identity that uncertainty demands of us. And my challenge to you is to accept that this lifelong quest lies at the heart of our role as leaders.
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Identity Part 1: What are we letting go of?

Identity Part 1: What are we letting go of?

The challenge of working from home has freed many of us from the social and organisational constraints of the workplace. It’s handed us the responsibility to choose how we do our jobs while fulfilling the other important roles in our lives. And, in the process, it’s shaken up how we see ourselves and our contributions. My invitation to you here is to support those you lead through this transition, to encourage them to bring more of themselves to their work, wherever they’re working.
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