CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion
Topic: The Zen of Listening - Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction
Description: This session is an interactive discussion around the key principles and applications of “The Zen of Listening | Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction.”
TV, radio, traffic, telephones, pagers - our minds are bombarded daily by constant noise and clutter. No wonder so many people find it increasingly difficult to listen and comprehend. Simple pieces of information such as names go "in one ear and out the other." Poor listening may have tragic consequences such as the Challenger disaster and the Potomac River crash of 1982, or it can result in smaller tragedies such as lost promotions, stalled marriages, and troubled children.
Rebecca Shafir assures us that we can transform every aspect of our lives, simply by relearning how to listen. The Zen of Listening is grounded in the Zen concept of mindfulness, a simple yet profound way of learning how to filter our distractions and be totally in the present. Rather than a list of tricks, this book is an all-encompassing approach allowing you to transform your life.
Readers will be amazed at how simply learning to focus intently on a speaker improves the relationship, increases attention span, and helps develop negotiating skills. Learn the great barricades of misunderstanding, find out how to listen to ourselves, discover how to listen under stress, and boost our memory. This is a fun and practical guide filled with simple strategies to use immediately to enjoy our personal and professional lives to the fullest.
Facilitator: Lauren Schoon
Bio: For more than 25 years Lauren has helped organizations achieve their objectives by working with business owners, leaders, and employees to improve organizational, team, and individual performance. For the past 8 years she has led a regional team of consultants at Insperity, providing HR and business support to companies in Virginia, DC, and Pennsylvania. Lauren has studied and practiced Tai Chi for more than 10 years and works to incorporate Tai Chi principles into her interactions.
**Registration required in advance to ensure sufficient seating, and to help us design the best experience for a blend of in-person and on-line participation. (It will ask whether you intend to be in-person or virtual). Thank You!
In-Person Venue: Insperity | 7950 Jones Branch Drive | McLean, VA 22102
Virtual Participation: Zoom link and/or dial-in info is included in the registration confirmation email.
Cancellation Policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions. If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.