What do we mean by “Leader”?
What is your level of satisfaction with your communication skills?
A sender alone does not communicate. Communication takes place only when a receiver (e.g. a listener) is willing to pay attention to the sent message.
This short five-question test on your Listening awareness may lead you to decide to develop your listening abilities.
What do we mean by “listening abilities”?
Good news: Listening can be learned!
Once you’ve decided to learn effective listening, the benefits are huge. Even before you practice!
We’ve experienced that the minute you say that you’re in the process of developing your listening skills, people listen and speak to you differently.
And you already feel different. Because you said it to someone. Because you made a commitment.
And as soon as you learn to better use even just one of your listening skills, the reward is immense.
How do you proceed?
Start by getting aware of your own listening behaviors. Reinforce the useful ones and get rid of the ineffective ones.
Invest in yourself!
Jean-François Mathieu uses his listening skills to lead projects as a music composer and founder of groups, orchestras, associations and companies.
His background in engineering combined with his extensive experience as a composer and teacher gives him a special edge to tackle complex problems through deep listening, reflection and quick action.
“Listening is the most basic and vital human communication skill, and unfortunately, the most neglected.”
Jean-François Mathieu is designing workshops and seminars to share with you his passion, knowledge and insights about the fascinating subject of Listening.
Listening Culture Designer of Leaders Today,
Member of the ILA International Listening Association (Minnesota USA),
Vice-President of Coach for Peace,
Composer for Eustache & Cie,
Composer and Improvisor for the collective pool Le CoCo
International Day of Listening 2018 / Thursday,
What a pleasant surprise it was when in December last year I was asked to be Chair of the International Day of Listening 2018. I’m happy to serve this beautiful cause and essential skill.
This global event was initiated and is mainly sponsored by the International Listening Association.
The theme for this year is “Disagree but listen anyway”
Participants will feel part of a Giant Listening Café through conversations in any language all around the globe and will be given the opportunity to share their results with the whole world.
For more info and how to participate, please visit www.internationaldayoflistening.com
I’m very honored to have been interviewed on my favorite topic: the parallels between listening to music and listening to people.
The results of this conversation with Margaret Fitch-Hauser appears in the second edition of this exceptional book “Listening: Processes, Functions, and Competency” by Debra Worthington and Margaret Fitch-Hauser, under “Appreciative Listening”.
Buy the book through the ILA
Podcast series on Listening
I’ve been delighted to be interviewed by Oscar Trimboli for his wonderful podcast series on Listening.
The episode in which I figure should be published in April.
I recommend the book “Deep Listening, impact beyond words” he published last year.