Early in my life I had a few significant moves; most importantly from the Midwest United States to Eastern Canada. At the ripe old age of 13 I started to learn the importance of listening.
Not just because of the significant new accent and expressions, but more importantly to find new friendships. Junior high can be a challenging time to make new social connections with all the hormones and posturing among the young men. Then there were the girls too.
This experience started my journey down the path of learning to build partnerships. Over the last 35 years I have been able to hone in my skills, learn from excellent leaders and most importantly understand to build effective partnerships one must listen to what is not said. Learn from both what is said and what is not. Then find the common ground.
Through this blog I will share my experiences and my learning about the importance of mindfulness as it benefits the development of effective partnerships.