When we are listening with an intention of supporting someone who may be experiencing mental health challenges, who may be a risk to our business, we need to sharpen our listening skills.
We rarely, if ever, think about the risks of not listening to someone. Yet, this simple act can have profound and long-term consequences. The fantastic job that is currently being done to raise awareness of mental health has been changing some of the conversations. Yet, for each person who chooses to talk we need people able to listen. Listening should be easy and straightforward yet sadly it is often poorly done.
Read more about listening in this article first published by Anne Archer on LinkedIn about the need to listen.