Latest ILA News & Announcements

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, says Listening Matters

Nadella is evangelical about the power of Listening and empathy both for business and for life. In his new book: ‘Hit Refresh: the Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone’ he writes: “As a leader, a key part of your role is creating a culture where every person can do their best work, which requires more than tolerance for diverse perspectives.”  “Our growth mindset culture requires us to truly understand and share the feelings of another person.”   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hit-Refresh-Rediscover-Microsofts-Everyone/dp/000824765X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508179695&sr=8-1&keywords=hit+refresh+nadella

How to Know What Someone is Feeling

Researchers at Yale University who conducted experiments on 1,800 participants found that people can read emotion more accurately when they listen: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4963506/The-best-way-tell-feeling.html#ixzz4vaTZS9oD

What Women Want to Change About their Spouse

An article in The Times today says this: “According to a recent survey of things married couples would change about each other, No. 2 on the wives’ list was ‘listen when I talk’. Do we agree?  


Check out Adam McHugh’s article ‘For Introverts, Listening Is an Act of Inward Hospitality’

https://introvertdear.com/news/listen-introverts-inner-world/. He says: “I am not actually convinced that listening comes naturally for anyone, of any temperament. True listening is an act of selflessness, a work of ego surrender, and most humans don’t do those things instinctually” and “The best hosts are listeners, those who welcome others into their minds, hearts, and souls.”

Wise words indeed!

Celebrity Hairdresser Talks Listening

“As a hairdresser over time you realize that the person sitting in front of you could be in real need of a chat. A massive part of my job is to simply listen and as a hairdresser we take the role as listeners very seriously. You go through so many things with your client’s deaths, births and marriages. And you’re there for each other every step of the way.”
The Samaritans do great Listening work.
The ‘The Big Listen’ campaign asked the nation to build their listening skills by using its SHUSH! Listening Tips to help a friend, relative or family member who may be going through a tough time: Show you care; Have patience, Use open questions; Say it back; Have courage!


"Why am I a Listener" by Adam McHugh 

Check out this article by Adam McHugh, Why I am a Listener: “I want to be the kind of person who has the capacity to be present and attentive, and I want others to feel loved, respected, and valued by my attentiveness. I want my listening to remind people who they truly are”. http://www.adamsmchugh.com/2013/10/why-i-am-listener.html

Video Created by Sandra Bodin-Lerner's Listening Class

Have you seen this great rap video created by Sandra Bodin-Lerner’s Listening Class at Kean University https://www.dropbox.com/s/5cidwty6lb17qjc/Kean%20University%20Listens.mov?dl=0

Mike Purdy on Listening as Service: The Gift of Receptivity

ILA member Professor Mike Purdy uploaded this great piece on Listening as Service: the gift of receptivity https://www.academia.edu/34602900/Listening_as_Service_The_Gift_of_Receptivity

International Day of Listening Videos

Have you seen the latest International Listening Day videos? Check out Sandra Bodin-Lerner describing how not to listen to your kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSKjIWTbx9U - and CP Moreau demonstrating how to listen in action when his partner texts him about taking out the trash!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8FAaUq7888&t=69s

Gunfighter, Wild Child: It's Clint Eastwood's Girl

Did you see this article in The times where Clint Eastwood’s daughter says: “My dad tells me to watch and listen - in life, and on the set.” Great advice! https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gunfighter-wild-child-its-clint-eastwoods-girl-zp37dfjqp

Attention, Couples: 6 Ways to Become a Better Listener - and Strengthen Your Relationship

Check out this great article in the Reader’s Digest: Attention, Couples: 6 Ways to Become a Better Listener - and Strengthen Your Relationship http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/improve-listening-skills/ Author Lisa Fields did a great job contacting the International Listening Association for quotes.

39th International Listening Association Convention

We are delighted to announce that the 39th International Listening Association ConventionListening Beyond Boundaries’ will be held on the historic campus of Trinity College, Dublin, IrelandJune 20-23 2018. Join the conversation. Make a Celtic connection; experience listening like never before www.listen.org/convention

The ILA will be holding a special one day event in Ireland on June 20 2018. Our Listening in Healthcare Settings program will appeal to healthcare professionals, their patients and caregivers and all who are interested in the power of Listening. Register at  www.listen.org/convention

ILA Affiliate Program Welcomes Manchester University

Another organization to join the ILA Affiliates Program is Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. They offer more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about this private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

ILA Affiliate Program Welcomes PMA International

The ILA welcomes another new ILA Affiliate organization, PMA International, led by Paul McGee also known as the Sumo Guy http://www.thesumoguy.com/. He is the author of a number of books including How to Speak so that People Really Listen: http://www.thesumoguy.com/portfolio/how-to-speak-so-people-really-listen/. If you missed Paul’s interview with Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 (his show is the most listened to radio show in Europe) then click hereto check it out on YouTube. You'll discover some of his top tips, including the surprising advice he gave to Chris's ninety one year old mother who's a bit of a worrier. Happy listening!

Tim Hast’s Ted Talk: “Change the World, Create a Culture of Listeners"

Have you seen this TED talk? ILA member, Tim Hast examines how one simple trait, the ability to listen, can separate success from failure. In fact, according to Hast, “Engaging in deep, skillful listening is a powerful solution to many of the problems people experience in relationships, at work, and in the world,” When people begin to listen skillfully, it has a profound impact on others around them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45f4or8UsgE

Are You Hearing Me? 

ILA member Prof Carol Benton recommends this link which asks these questions: Have you ever tried to have a conversation with somebody who wasn’t listening to you? Could you tell? Have you ever seen yourself nodding and smiling during a conversation while in your mind you were landing the space shuttle? Expertly, you might add. And do you think it was obvious you were in orbit? https://www.mindful.org/are-you-hearing-me/

The Power of Listening in Silence

ILA member, Professor Carol Benton, drew our attention to this article about the power of listening in silence: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170718-the-subtle-power-of-uncomfortable-silences Our perceptions of listening in silence differ dramatically across cultures – a crucial detail if you’re doing business internationally.

Jean Francois Mathieu Discusses Listening as you would Listen to a Concert

Have you seen this video of ILA member Jean Francois Mathieu discussing how to listen to a person the way you would listen to a musical concert? Fascinating! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-6neMKN5nc

Check Out This Video 

Have you seen this video about a doctor listening to his patient? He clearly understands about Listening - not surprising - he is the nephew of an ILA Past President! Guess which one??  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzd9QcTAjdY

Dr Andrew Wolvin writing in the Omaha World Herald

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Wolvin, a founding member of the International Listening Association on his article in the Omaha World Herald: “It’s going to take a culture shift to get back to civil listening as a complex communication act” http://www.omaha.com/opinion/andrew-wolvin-we-need-to-refresh-listening-skills/article_d1f49d28-9d7e-521c-994d-f145bcf67a62.html

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