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We Hear But do We Listen? Expanding Thought, Inc. Shares Research Findings About the Cost of Poor Listening Habits in the Workplace

Billions of dollars are lost every year because of poor critical listening skills. It's crucial for people in the workplace to know how they listen and what impact their listening has on decision-making, collaboration and business growth.

Boulder, CO, March 27, 2011 --( We hear but do we listen? Poor critical listening skills are costing companies billions every year.

Marian Thier reveals “The Four Habits of Listeners”

Leading author, speaker, facilitator and coach, Marian Thier, will present Listening in the Workplace on Friday April 1 at the International Listening Association annual event and on April 14 she will present Listening Mastery for Facilitators at the International Association of Facilitators. These events represent a global movement bringing emphasis on high level listening skills as part of every day decision-making, collaboration and business growth.

With corporate downsizing, improved listening habits are essential to improve collaboration and to maximize time and resources. Ms. Thier will present research results that detail “The Four Habits of Listeners” and provide tips, tools and techniques that apply in today’s fast-paced workplace. Improved listening habits allow great information to be truly heard and applied when the pressure to act is greatest.

Globally, listening has never been more important in a continued effort to listen and manage through cultural bias and geographic barriers. In the speaking engagements Ms Thier will address these issues and discuss their impact on the workplace. The audiences will leave with valuable takeaways and real world examples that help goals to be reached with greater ease.

Though we all hear, chances are we aren’t truly listening. Improving this process is crucial yet individuals are often unaware of their listening habits, let alone of the impact of the way they listen on workplace interactions. As an expert in the field of Listening, Marian Thier delivers this critical information that turns attendees into listeners and builds a foundation for healthy listening habits.

About Marian Thier: As President of Expanding Thought, Inc., Marian focuses on achieving business results by affecting leadership practices, increasing original thinking, improving communication, developing teams, and changing the organizational climate. She is an expert on Listening and developed Hear! Hear? Your Listening Portfolio® that assesses and describes preferred listening habits. She is a frequent International speaker on listening. She is the author of Coaching C.L.U.E.S.: Real Stories, Powerful Solutions Practical Tools and the creator of the game Think Tank: The Game of Creative Problem Solving, a board game that combines linear and lateral thinking. Her wide-range of clients include; Avon, G.E. Energy, International Business Circle, Occidental Petroleum, Office of Personnel Management of the US Government, The Mind Gym, and Unilever.

About Expanding Thought, Inc: Expanding Thought was founded in 1984 to help people think beyond the obvious. The firm does this through coaching, training and consulting initiatives. The firm’s four basic principles are: Each person and company is unique; Growth begins with strengths that are built upon rather than operating from a deficit mindset; Learning seats best when experienced; Change and growth take practice, time, perseverance, and a sense of humor.

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