Effective Communication and Listening – Don’t let COVID-19 ruin Leadership

Employees sent home to work, leaders unsure of the future, and our entire way of working flipped upside down. This sounds like the plot to a bad movie. So many companies are now struggling to effectively communicate in our new reality. Leadership Speaker and CEO Chris Dyer has run a fully remote organization for over 11 years, and he is recognized as one of the top remote leaders in the world. In this virtual keynote, he will walk leaders through one of the most vital pillars for any culture to get right: Listening. What is the one quality that people value in virtually any type of relationship? Being a good listener. Unfortunately, listening doesn’t evoke the sexiness it deserves. This provocative keynote aims to change that, since having a company full of purposeful listeners is the ultimate weapon for building an extraordinary culture. Listening sounds simple, but if that were true, people would be better at it. The ability to listen meaningfully requires skills that must be learned, then sharpened and honed regularly. Chris will help attendees do an honest assessment of their own listening habits, and provide actionable ways to improve. Chris demonstrates how easy it is to go from listening to reply, to listening to understand. This transformation is linked to higher employee engagement, trust, organizational effectiveness, and profits. Becoming a better listener is well worth the effort! After all, there’s a reason we have two ears and only one mouth.