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Communication Wisdom from World-Class Leaders

Others' perspectives can be very valuable. This article shares "pearls of wisdom" from highly successful people who see the relationship between skillful communications and success. The following thoughts are based on years of experience and many observations. These quotes can change your perspective regarding one of the foundational elements of personal and professional success; communication.

Ernest Hemingway, Author: "I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."

Stephen Covey, Author: "Seek first to understand, then to be understood."

Kenneth Patton, Artist: "We learn what we have said from those who listen to our speaking."

Marcel Marceau, Famous Mime: "It's good to shut up sometimes."

Lee Iacocca, Former CEO of Chrysler Corporation: "I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen. Business people need to listen as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communication goes in both directions."

M. Scott Peck, Author and Physician: "You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time."

Robert Greenleaf, Servant Leadership:"Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much."

If we consider and use these ideas, our communications will be more effective.




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