Before making an important announcement aboard the ship a boatswain whistle is used to get the attention of the crew. A friend recently asked me for some sage advice on how to influence teammates in Active Listening. How do you get your team’s attention?
To start, the practice of “situational awareness” is very important; are all attendees present both physically and mentally?
Maintaining perspective is a skill that requires work and disciplined conditioning. Like any other skill keeping it sharp and perfected means constant training of your mind. Learning from others’ experiences, or indirect learning is a powerful skill that is needed to quickly solve complex problems and adapt to an ever-changing landscape.