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i Lead – The Leadership Connection with Linda Sharkey

i Lead – The Leadership Connection with Linda Sharkey

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March 26th 2015:So You Think You Are a Great Listener! with Alexandra Taketa

We all think we listen and understand the messages that are sent our way. We hear the beginning of a statement and our mind does two things – we assume we know what the person is going to say and we tune out to them as our minds work on a response or a rebuttal before the person is finished talking. Listening is one of the most taught leadership skills, yet still one of the biggest complaints employees have about some bosses. Joining my show is Alexandra Barton Taketa, co-author of “What You Don't Know about Listening (Could Fill a Book),” who along with her co-author has "cracked t

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Alexandra Barton Taketa

Alexandra Taketa began her career running various non-profit organizations; where she first developed and discovered her passion for leadership and what makes people and teams successful. She is certified executive coach and an experienced Learning and Development professional. Alexandra has held senior Learning & Talent Development roles at Allergan, Gap Inc., and Mercer Management Consulting. She brings her passion and practical knowledge to coaching. Alexandra has worked with senior leaders of many Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and governmental organizations including: Gap Inc., Allergan, Motorola, AdFlight, Hewlett Packard, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Amigos de l
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