Is Anybody Listening?

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When People Don’t Want to Listen…

When this happens it is time to pause and take stock… What could be going wrong? In reality there could be a whole lot of reasons, many of which we have discussed already. But to clarify what we mean here  – it is about people who deliberately refuse to listen. In other words, there is […]

The Hard Question

Isn’t it wonderful to meet people who listen to us and appreciate what we are saying? It’s a tonic indeed – and gives us renewed energy as well as insight. But what about those who don’t – or won’t – listen? That is the tough one… And yet this hard question could be one of […]

Wrong Number?

How often have you discovered you have been trying to contact someone on the wrong phone number – or perhaps an old phone number that is no longer in use? It is frustrating because of the lack of response – especially if you have something important or urgent to discuss. You are not getting through. […]

Getting People Listening

Getting people to listen to what we want to say is half the battle – perhaps the bigger half.  If we have something good to say but have no listeners it is all in vain. One very specific challenge we face at this time of writing is how to deliver the message of Safe Water […]

When a Nation Doesn’t Listen

Can a nation stop listening – or refuse to listen? A few weeks ago Britain was marking the passing of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. In a BBC radio programme commentators were reviewing how she had dealt with the trade unions that had assumed so much power and control under Harold Wilson’s Labour Government. During […]

Not Listening to Each Other?

The speaker on the radio spoke of the dangers of not listening to each other. When that happens communication breaks down. It is not a good place to be… It could mean that it is too late and the point pof no return has been reached. The context was the issue of assisted dying. Both […]

Deafening Behaviour?

Sometimes I find myself judging speakers as much by what I see of them as by the words they actually say. Perhaps you are the same.”Do they really know – experientially – what they are talking about?” is the implication. Sometimes I feel a bit guilty doing so. I also ask the same question of […]

Putting the Two Together

It seems like we have the basis for something constructive taking place… On the one hand we have people crying out for help and attention. On the other hand we have people wondering if anyone is listening to them… Each appear to have their own agenda. It seems that with some careful planning we might […]

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