2224 Words Oct 26th, 2013 9 Pages
Jorrian Gelink

The road to an organization’s success depends on the PEOPLE. In Peter Drucker’s writings, there was always a part on people and how they can CONTRIBUTE. Before the internet and social media congested world of today; Drucker noticed how people behaved with their work duties. Whether it was putting a tire on a car; talking strategy on how to move the business forward or volunteers interacting with each other at a non-profit, Drucker soon realized that successful organizations have the foundation of great people.

People grow organizations together. From the beginning straight to the end; it is the people who decide how far they want to take their organization.

Knowledge work defines our society today.
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He liberated people by asking them questions and eliciting a vision that just felt right. He liberated people by getting them to challenge their own assumptions. He liberated people by raising their awareness of, and their faith in, things they knew intuitively. He liberated people by forcing them to think. He liberated people by talking to them. He liberated people by getting them to ask the right questions.”

The Business of Listening

Why should you care about listening skills?
Most of us have developed as business people in organizational cultures that emphasize the persuasiveness of the speaker. We've spent countless hours, and a great deal of money, attending to our appearance, business dress, body language, facial expression, selection of language, tone of voice, charts, graphs, and on and on. The importance of those factors is not denied. However, they're not the only factors influencing communication. And are they powerful enough, when we're trying to get the best from a diverse group of people, build a customer-focused organization, or influence those who disagree with us?

As Kenneth R. Johnson, said in his book, Effective Listening Skills, "Listening effectively to others can be the most fundamental and powerful communication tool of all. When someone is willing to stop talking or thinking and begin truly listening to others, all of their interactions become easier, and communication

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