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Hearing Or Listening...EdwinHaynes.com

The Important and Valuable Reasons for Listening

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The Important and Valuable Reasons for Listening Nothing hurts more than the sense that the people we care about aren’t really listening. We never seem to outgrow the need to have our feelings known. That is why a sympathetic ear is such a powerful force in human relationships, more than you know. And why the failure to be understood is so painful. We live in such a hurried society. Everything is about having it, or getting it. We either want it now or yesterday if we could. I call it “I need it now” syndrome. We live is such a…

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Hello..Are you Busy?..Edwin Haynes

Hello…Are you Busy?

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Hello…are you Busy? I have had several conversations with colleagues lately, and many of times ended up on the subject of BUSY-ness. How frequently people actually use the words “busy”, “crazy busy”, overwhelmed, “jammed” and “swamped”! Are we that busy? I get the feeling many may just be plain terrified, of not being busy. As a CEO, employer and leader to many, I believe it is our responsibility to help people understand that busy-ness is not your worth-o-meter, it definitely shouldn’t be a schedule-a-thon, and certainly not, how we should be gauging ones performance at all. “Because busy-ness does not…

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