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Ginger Crowne
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Hi Jenn, You're right, listening is about keeping quiet but also making people feel heard and understood based on how you react to what they share with you. This is a challenge when working in a virtual environment where you can't see the reactions of others to what we say. We have to make more of an effort to connect with people virtually. A few suggestions: Use collaboration tools like WebEx- you can use your webcam to connect visually, and use chat features to give support and comment on points people make without interrupting.
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Gladys, thanks for weighing in. What collaborative practices work well for you when learning or leading in the virtual space?
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Skills for leaders that are grounded in the post-industrial paradigm of leadership include the ability to recognize the value of and actively encourage the sharing of diverse perspectives. Collaborative practices are critical for leaders to be successful in increasingly distributed working environments. An example of a collaborative practice is widening discussions to a deeper level within an organization. One tactic would be to actively ask for input in a way that invites discussion and sharing. In a conference call setting, it's the difference between asking the audience during a presentation "are there any questions?" vs. "What could some of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2010 at Virtually Inspired
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