by Erik Tarloff in Slate Magazine: The two composers share a common musical idiom; there are many reasons why inexperienced listeners find it hard to tell them apart.
Deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie leads the audience through an exploration of music not as notes on a page, but as an expression of the human experience. Playing with sensitivity and nuance informed by a soul-deep understanding of and connection to music, she talks about a music that is more than sound waves perceived by the human ear. She illustrates a richer picture that begins with listening to yourself, and includes emotion and intent as well as the complex role of physical spaces -- instrument, concert hall and even the bones and body cavities of musician and listener alike.
From Interaction Associates: Good listening helps leaders to understand, empathize, and engage their team members and employees. Good listening builds rapport and trust; it invariably improves the relationship.
a learned skill…one that goes well beyond bending an ear in someone’s direction and looking as though you’re engaged.
From Nonprofit Online News: a method of dramatically improving your relationships with stakeholders, whether it’s for fundraising, grassroots activism, or community building
Valeria Maltoni’s blog about hosting conversations. I see the conversation as a space. One in which certain dynamics can be created to protect fragile new ideas until they are ready to be implemented. As well, an environment conducive to open thought and
Relationships matter. I now always ask, “Who’s the problem?” not “What’s the problem?”