The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening

Tony Hayward, previously BP CEO, was quoted in the Financial Times as saying he has a “leadership style that really listens”.  He isn’t alone.  In fact, listening has become the biggest and most fashionable of all modern leadership fads. Every new leader promises that this is what he is all about.  Gordon Brown, previous UK Prime Minister, arrived at Number 10 in June and talked about how much he was listening.  Three times in his…