Top Reads Of The Week: Stop, Drop And Listen!


It is one of the most important things that I’ve learned in recent years, especially when I put into practice my coaching skills both as a professional, as well as in my daily activities. The people around us want to be heard, to be valued. By instilling silence and holding back on my own thoughts and ideas, I find that it allows room for better communication and productivity. As leaders, the input of our teams is vital in our overall growth and it definitely does wonders in cultivating a culture of quality sharing in the workplace.

Listening is key when it comes to communication, and by listening, it does not only mean through an aural perspective. Listening can come from many different factors, from the body language someone expresses to the emotions they convey. Thus, the need for us to be attentive and listen to what others have to say can become quite a powerful tool for us to utilize as an ever-growing professional in the working industry.

This week, I would like to share with you three articles that can help us further dive into how effective listening can enhance our engagement with everyone around us and bring our organizations to a higher level.

Listening To People

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The art of listening can bring many benefits to us only if we know how to use it effectively. Be mindful that hearing and listening are two very different actions that can yield very contrasting outcomes. Have a read on this article and learn the barriers and limitations of our communication skills and how we can improve on them.

Why Active Listening Is The Most Foundational Leadership Skill

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Active listening is one of those leadership skills that everyone knows is vital in everyday communication but is least discussed due to a more distinct focus on other leadership factors. Nonetheless, it is time we explore more on this topic and uncover its potential effectiveness as leaders and for our team's benefit. Here are five great tips for active listening.

The Executive’s Guide To Better Listening

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This is a good read you shouldn’t miss. From a perspective of a professional whose experiences span vastly in different fields and industries, the act of active listening can be quite specific depending on who is involved but is still generally present in every situation we face.


The Power Of Listening | William Ury | TEDxSanDiego

For this week’s bonus, I would like to share an amazing and insightful talk with you. One that touches on the importance of listening and how we can go about learning what a person is trying to convey to us on a deeper level. In other words, genuine listening. It is true, we are born with a pair of ears but only one mouth for a reason. To listen more and speak less.

So I hope this video benefits you in exploring the power of listening. Remember, in genuine listening, we listen to more than just what’s being said but what is not said. We listen to not only the words but what’s hidden behind those words.

Have a great weekend ahead!

About Timeo-Performance

We were founded with a vision to improve the world of work for everyone

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We are in the Skills Business!

Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams, and individuals. As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service. Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

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As busy professionals, our schedules are often filled to the brim with meetings and tasks to complete. We can get so caught up with work that we might even forget our all-important lunch and power through dinner as well. Alas, we can only do so much given the 24 hours we have in a day. While time management is vital, being productive is another matter in its entirety.Enter time batching.


Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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