408: Get Better at Deep Listening, with Oscar Trimboli
Published May 13, 2019
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    Oscar Trimboli: Deep Listening
    Oscar is a mentor, coach, speaker, and author. He was a director at Microsoft for over a decade and headed up the MS Office division in Australia. Today, he works with leadership teams and their organizations on the importance of clarity to create change, how to embrace the digital economy, and the role values play in the achievement of your purpose. He is the author of Deep Listening: Impact Beyond Words*.
    Key Points

    Listen beyond the words that are said and try to determine what the speaker is really trying to say.
    The more senior you are, the more listening you’ll do.
    Ask the speaker: “Tell me more” or “What else are you thinking?” or “How long have you been thinking about that?”
    To be a great listener, you have to create a space where you’re available to listen.
    For every hour you listen, you need to spend another hour in action.
    Leaders often are not great at hearing all the opinions in the room.

    Bonus Audio

    Three tips to becoming a better listener

    Resources Mentioned

    The 5 Myths of Listening
    Deep Listening: Impact Beyond Words* by Oscar Trimboli

    Book Notes
    Download my highlights from Deep Listening in PDF format (free membership required).
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