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Why do so many leaders prioritize their speaking skills when communication studies show we spend more time listening than reading, writing, or speaking? The reality is, most people are below-average listeners, and it's keeping them and their team members from reaching their potential.

In Listen Well, Lead Better, Steve and Becky Harling share 10 practices that will help you
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Bethany House Publishers
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Edie Melson
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In Listen Well, Lead Better, authors Becky and Steve Harling have given us a great resource. Packed with practical information, this book is entertaining and thought-provoking. Based on solid Biblical teaching, the authors share with humility and wisdom as they equip leaders to engage with others. Definitely a book every leader needs to have in their library.
Hallie Szott
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jessica Higgins
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Listening is a key component of good leadership and this book does a great job demonstrating the benefits.

Listening is a crucial action that everyone has the ability to do. Unfortunately, people don’t always view the true value of it. More focus is typically put on speaking skills and other actions, but so much more can be learned through simple listening. In Listen Well, Lead Better, Steve and Becky Harling outline different areas of listening that are beneficial to everyone. In addition, they
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Listen Well, Lead Better: Becoming the Leader People Want to Follow by [Steve Harling, Becky Harling]Listen Well Lead Better is a resource book for those that desire to lead people whether in the church or in other areas of life. If a person is to be a good leader, they need to learn to listen to those around them.

This book, by Steve and Becky Harling, shares ten ideas to help develop this skill. The Harlings are a married couple who have lead people through ministry, nonprofit organization, or
Nathan Albright
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
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[Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

How much self-awareness is enough to write a book like this?  As a reader I look at this book with at least two different perspectives.  On the one hand, as someone whose communications are frequently awkward, I have to deal with the fact that I do not always listen to others as well as I should and find myself around a lot of people who do not listen to me very well at all.  And no doubt
Lydia Howe
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Learning and growing and becoming more of who God wants me to be is a never-ending pursuit of mine. Learning to listen better seems like a perfect step to take while continuing on this journey. Plus, with my job I sometimes get to do various types of leading, so this book seemed very applicable to my life.


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Joanne Viola
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
If we are going to be people who are going to lead well and have influence with those around us, we are going to need to become better listeners.

In their book, Listen Well Lead Better, Steve and Becky Harling share ten practices that will help develop our listening skills.

The book is written with this husband and wife interchangeably sharing their experiences and insights. They transparently tell of their shortcomings in each of their careers and the way they had to change in order to better man
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ever feel like you’re not being heard? Or perhaps not being listened to? If good communication is the glue that holds a relationship together, listening could be where it’s at to keep problems at bay.

Husband and wife team Steve and Becky Harling share their advice for “Becoming the Leader People Want to Follow” in their new book, Listen Well Lead Better. The Harlings share a very common story from early in their careers of how inferior listening ended a business relationship. This relationship,
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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As one of my first leadership books of 2020 this one has certainly set the bar high for the coming year.  In a world of 8 second videos and social media our attention and ability to listen to one another is at an all time low.  Husband and wife team, Steve and Becky Harling, bring us back to the foundations of being leaders through listening.  Each chapter is engaging with stories from their own leadership successes and experiences, while getting to the root of how to improve one’s self.  Additi ...more
Danielle Urban
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Listen Well, Lead Better by both Steve and Becky Harling is a great self-help book. It provides a lot of useful advice for improvement. Listening is a skill that is crucial in our world yet so many of us fail at it. In this book, the writers provide some insight and steps into becoming a better listener. If we listen well, we can become better leaders.

Listening is half of conversing with others. Human being are the biggest social creatures alive. We need to listen as well as talk. I liked that t
Connie Saunders
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are wondering about the difference in a good leader and an excellent leader, you should find the answer by reading Listen Well, Lead Better. In their new book authors Steve and Becky Harling set out to prove their theory that communication is the key to leading better and that 80 percent of good communication involves listening. There are ten chapters that are packed with practical advice, their personal experiences, and many questions to help you reflect on what you've just read. I espec ...more
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm currently training to be a Stephen Minister, and one of the main skills I must learn is active listening. This book is helping me understand the how's and why's of listening well, so I can lead better not only as a Stephen Minister, but as a mom, small group leader, and friend.

This is an excellent book for leaders in any organization, whether executives, churches, small groups, families or more. The husband and wife team provide many examples of their failures and successes, and they share o
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Great book about listening to your employees and bringing it back to the Bible and what it is saying to you. Each chapter has stories, examples and thought provoking information before giving you guided questions to ask yourself and then ask your team.

I enjoyed this book and am thankful that the publisher allowed me to give this honest review.
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