‘Noise’ no longer refers just to sound, but to the general distractions that make our lives chaotic and stressful. We’re constantly busy, but are we effective? We’ve mastered multi-tasking, but do we really get more done in half the time? Communication is something we believe we’re experts at. Maybe in terms of personal broadcasting, we have. But the victim in all of this is our ability to truly listen.
When under constant pressure to deliver, achieve more with less, and carry the can when things go wrong, it is easy to forget the intense pressure leaders are experiencing today. This is costing organisations dearly in financial and human terms and it’s not sustainable. In fact, recent studies tell us that up to 75% of office workers are struggling to be productive. If that were a medical condition, it would be classed as an epidemic. […]act, affected, behaviour, believe, better, boosting, carry, circumstances, compliance, condition, creates, dearly, deepest, deliver, demonstrated, diminished, dramatically, element, empathycourteous, errorpre-judging, events, exchange, experiencing, external, feel, forget, game, help, human, identify, individuals, intense, job, judgement, leaders, leadership, loss, medical, office, others, people, performance, point, poor, powercoerciverecklessnessat, pressure, preventable, productive, raise, really, record, relationships, repair, respond, responses, saying, self-defeating, self-examination, shadow, situations, sources, stakes, stress, studies, successful, teams, things, think, triggers, trust, truthabsence, unintentional, unproductive, wellbeing, winning